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New York Red Bulls’ Luis Robles Named Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year

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New York Red Bulls’ Luis Robles Named Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year
Robles led all MLS goalkeepers with 18 wins while the Red Bulls surrendered the fewest goals in the Eastern Conference
 
NEW YORK, NY (Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015) – Major League Soccer announced today that New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles is the 2015 Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year.
 
Now in his fourth year with the New York Red Bulls, Robles led all MLS goalkeepers with 18 wins as the team won the 2015 MLS Supporters’ Shield with the best regular season record. Robles registered nine shutouts as the Red Bulls surrendered the fewest goals (43) in the Eastern Conference, which helped the club post the highest goal differential (+19) in the entire league.
 
And as impressive as Robles was in the net, there are no statistics that show the calming influence and leadership he demonstrated in anchoring a defense that featured 20-year-old center back Matt Miazga, veteran Damien Perrinelle, who only started two MLS matches the previous year, and a total of 10 players that were called to start at least five matches along the backline over the course of the 34-game regular season.
 
The 31-year-old has now started every regular season game for each of the past three seasons, playing every minute. His streak of 106 consecutive regular season starts is the third-longest in MLS history, and he is the first player in MLS history to start 100 consecutive regular season games for the same team.
 
The Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year Award was voted on by MLS club management, media, and MLS players. Below is a breakdown of the voting results for the top three finalists:
 
Player (Club)
% of Club Votes
% of Media Votes
% of Player Votes
Weighted Total
Luis Robles (NYRB)
23.64
36.62
23.86
84.12
David Ousted (VAN)
20.00
33.8
20.46
74.26
Bill Hamid (DC)
29.10
12.68
9.66
37.10
 
Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year Winners:
2015: Luis Robles – New York Red Bulls
2014: Bill Hamid – D.C. United
2013: Donovan Ricketts – Portland Timbers
2012: Jimmy Nielsen – Sporting Kansas City
2011: Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC
2010: Donovan Ricketts – LA Galaxy
2009: Zach Thornton – Chivas USA
2008: Jon Busch – Chicago Fire
2007: Brad Guzan – Chivas USA
2006: Troy Perkins – D.C. United
2005: Pat Onstad – San Jose Earthquakes
2004: Joe Cannon – Colorado Rapids
2003: Pat Onstad – San Jose Earthquakes
2002: Joe Cannon – San Jose Earthquakes
2001: Tim Howard – MetroStars
2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
1999: Kevin Hartman – Los Angeles Galaxy
1998: Zach Thornton – Chicago Fire
1997: Brad Friedel – Columbus Crew
1996: Mark Dodd – Dallas Burn