August 15, 2016
In soccer, the goalkeeper is the last line of defense. The other 10 players in front of him do what they can to prevent the other team from a scoring chance. But if it’s one of those chances in a match when a shot on goal must be stopped, the netminder is often asked to put the game on his shoulders and in his hands.
Last season, there was no better goalkeeper in Major League Soccer than the Red Bulls’ Luis Robles, as he was named the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and one of the league’s Best XI players. He has helped the Red Bulls win two of the last three Supporters Shields, which goes to the team with the best regular season record.