Rubio Rubin of Real Salt Lake wins the 2021 AT&T MLS Goal Of The Year
NEW YORK (Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021) Major League Soccer announced today that Rubio Rubin, Real Salt Lake forward, has been named the 2021 AT&T Goal Of The Year. His jaw-dropping kick on a bicycle in RSL’s match against the San Jose Earthquakes was May 7.
Rubin’s AT&T Goal Of The Year was awarded in the 43rd minutes of the contest at Rio Tinto Stadium. He took control with his chest and then launched an overhead kick that left Quakes goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski without a chance ( WATCH). Rubin’s goal was one of eight for the season, his first season in Major League Soccer. The 2021 AT&T MLS Goal Of The Year was decided by fans on MLSsoccer.com. It has been presented since 1996, when the league was founded.
Seattle Sounders FC’s Stefan Frei wins 2021 Save-of-the Year Award Presented By Allstate
Major League Soccer today announced that Stefan Frei, Seattle Sounders FC goalkeeper, has been awarded the 2021 MLS Save Of The Year award presented by Allstate. This award was for his save against Real Salt Lake FC on September 18.
The match against RSL at Rio Tinto Stadium ended in the 57th minute. From a pass from the left, Frei struck Albert Rusnak’s close-range effort with a hard kick save. In 17 league games, Frei allowed less than one goal per game (0.94 goals against the average) and recorded four shutouts.
Allstate presented the MLS Save of the year award in 2009. It was decided by fan votes via MLSsoccer.com. The award was established by Allstate in 2009.
Allstate’s 2021 AT&T Goal video , and 2021 MLS Save video are both available for downloading on the MLS video/photo database.
Credit should be given to Major League Soccer, L.L.C. for all uses.
All-time MLS goal of the year winners:
5/7/21 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 43rd minute
8/20/20 vs. Chicago Fire FC, 81st minute
2019: Josef Martinez – Atlanta United | 9/18/19 vs. FC Cincinnati, 65th minute
2018: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – LA Galaxy | 3/31/18 vs. Los Angeles Football Club, 77th minute
7/21/17 vs. Orlando City SC, 86th minute
9/24/16 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 75th minute
10/4/15 vs. Portland Timbers, 83rd minute
2014: Obafemi Martins – Seattle Sounders FC | 5/23/14 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8th minute
10/6/13 vs. Portland Timbers, 78th minute
6/20/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 15th minute
7/2/11 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 45th minute
4/10/10 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 52nd minute
2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy | 8/8/09 vs. New England Revolution, 21st minute
10/18/08 vs. FC Dallas, 54th minute
8/18/07 vs. Real Salt Lake, 43rd minute
9/30/06 v D.C. United, 86th minute
2005: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes | 10/15/05 vs. LA Galaxy, 45th minute
2004: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes | 8/7/04 vs. D.C. United, 82nd minute
8/13/03 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 90th minute
2002: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy | 7/27/02 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 75th minute
4/28/01 vs. Dallas Burn, 60th minute
2000: Marcelo Balboa – Colorado Rapids | 4/22/00 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 55th minute
5/22/99 vs. Miami Fusion, 90th minute
7/9/98 vs. Chicago Fire, 68th minute
8/27/97 vs. New England Revolution, 39th minute
1996: Eric Wynalda – San Jose Clash | 4/6/96 vs. D.C. United, 88th minute All-time MLS Savings of the Year Winners:
2021: Stefan Frei – Seattle Sounders FC | 9/18/21 vs. Real Salt Lake, 57th minute
11/4/20 vs. Orlando City SC, 30th minute
2019: Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake | 8/24/19 vs. Colorado Rapids, 27th minute
2018: Stefan Frei – Seattle Sounders FC | 7/4/18 vs. Colorado Rapids, 82nd minute
2017: Brad Guzan – Atlanta United | 10/15/17 vs. New York Red Bulls, 65th minute
5/15/16 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 45th minute
8/15/15 vs. Real Salt Lake, 31st minute
2014: Luis Robles – New York Red Bulls | 9/20/14 vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 69th minute
2013: Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake | 8/3/13 vs. Colorado Rapids, 53rd minute
2012: Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake | 4/14/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 75th minute
2011: Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC | 10/15/11 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 64th minute
4/17/10 vs. Kansas City Wizards, 92+ minute
2009: Pat Onstad – Houston Dynamo | 4/19/09 vs. Colorado Rapids, 83rd minute