Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Goal and Save of the Year

Year end award nominees are coming out, and while no Wizards players are up the big awards, 3 Wizards are nominated for 2 awards.

Davy Arnaud and Claudio Lopez are both up twice for goal of the year. Arnaud's first blast against Toronto on the opening week of the season is one of his two nominated goals. His other is his give and go play with Lopez in the team's 3-1 win over New England in June. Lopez's first goal is his free kick in KC's 1-1 draw with Chivas USA. The other goal is his midfield shot in KC's 1-1 draw with LA in KC. Arnaud's first goal is my favorite of those 4, but not my favorite overall, that's likely Clint Mathis' volley. Check out all the nominees in the video below.

Kevin Hartman is also nonminated for an award, as he has 3 saves up for Save of the Year this year. The first is Hartman's stop on Eddie Gaven's breakaway in KC's 3-2 loss in Columbus in May. The second is Hartman's flying save on Chris Klein's shot on KC's 1-1 draw in LA. The final save is Hartman's save on Ben Olsen in the final week of the season when he made it back across the goal after going to his right to try and save a shot that ended up getting blocked. I liked both the second and the third save, but the second is probably my favorite of his 3 and probably my favorite overall. Check out all the saves in the video below.

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