Austin, TX (July 12, 2019) The holiday weekend saw the USL Championship’s goalkeepers rack up almost 100 saves among an entertaining set of games to start the second half of the regular season. USL Championship picked out five of the best and let fans decide which one will take home the Fans’ Choice Save of the Week.
Bold goalkeeper Diego Restrepo won the week's honor with his 35' save last Wednesday against I-35 rivals San Antonio FC. Restrepo got down well to his left to corral a low shot by San Antonio FC’s Christian Parano without allowing a rebound in the Copa Tejas clash.
USL Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Week – Week 18 Runner-ups:
Alex Tambakis (NC) 7/4/19: Tambakis smothered a one-on-one chance for the Charlotte Independence’s Niki Jackson to help his side earn a point in the Southern Derby meeting.
Brandon Miller (CLT) 7/4/19: Miller moved across his goal well to parry away a low shot to the bottom-left corner of the net by North Carolina FC’s Dre Fortune as part of a nine-save display.
David Ochoa (SLC) 7/6/19: The United States U-20 international made a tremendous low save on a free kick by New Mexico United’s Santi Moar that helped the Monarchs earn a home victory.
Patrick McLain (OC) 7/4/19: McLain made a beautiful kick save with his left foot to deny Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC’s Austin Fewing on a one-on-one opportunity from the left side of the penalty area.
Diego Restrepo, Austin Bold FC
Alex Tambakis, North Carolina FC
Brandon Miller, Charlotte Independence
David Ochoa, Real Monarchs SLC
Patrick Mclain, Orange County SC