2019 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Race

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This season Everybody Soccer will be tracking the top MLS goalkeepers with Goals Saved Above Replacement. Check out last year’s ratings with an explanation at how we arrived at a single, compact number. For more detail statistics on each goalkeeper, click here to view the web page which breaks down each goalkeeper’s contributions into seven categories, week-by-week performances, and how much they deserve to be paid.

Last Updated March 19, 2019

RankGSARKeeperTeam Mins GSAR/90
1 3.50 Stefan Frei SEA 270 1.17
2 1.60 Maxime Crepeau VAN 270 0.53
3 1.58 David Ousted CHC 270 0.53
4 1.42 Tim Howard CLR 270 0.47
5 1.30 Zack Steffen CLB 270 0.43
6 1.07 Tyler Miller LAFC 270 0.36
7 0.75 Spencer Richey CIN 180 0.38
8 0.70 Jeff Attinella POR 270 0.23
9 0.67 Andre Blake PHI 270 0.22
10 0.48 Evan Bush MON 270 0.16
11 0.42 Sean Johnson NYC 270 0.14
12 0.22 Bill Hamid DC 270 0.07
13 -0.07 Daniel Vega SJ 270 -0.02
14 -0.18 Brian Rowe OCSC 270 -0.06
15 -0.30 Przemyslaw Tyton CIN 90 -0.30
16 -0.59 David Bingham LAG 270 -0.20
17 -0.61 Vito Mannone MIN 270 -0.20
18 -0.73 Jesse Gonzalez FCD 270 -0.24
19 -0.76 Nick Rimando RSL 270 -0.25
20 -0.96 Luis Robles RBNY 180 -0.48
21 -1.03 Brad Guzan ATL 270 -0.34
22 -1.14 Tim Melia SKC 270 -0.38
23 -1.23 Alex Bono TOR 180 -0.62
24 -1.53 Joe Willis HOU 270 -0.51
25 -1.60 Brad Knighton NE 270 -0.53

Goalkeeper of the Week

Week 3, March 16 - Stefan Frei vs. Chicago Fire (+2.39)

Stefan Frei made 10 saves in an explosive 4-2 win over the Fire. It’s early in, but Frei’s GSAR is almost doubling the rest of the league.

Week 2, March 10 - Daniel Vega vs. Minnesota United (+.98)

Highlighted by the back-to-back double save, the 34-year-old is off to a strong start in just his second MLS appearance.

Week 1, March 3 - David Ousted vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (+1.75)

Some have speculated that the Save of the Year competition has already found its winner with Ousted’s underhand palm to keep the score level.