Luis Robles already could feel proud of being a major part of another Supporters’ Shield-winning season for the New York Red Bulls. Now, he can also show off an award of his own.
Robles won the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, the league announced Thursday, taking the plurality in each the media and player votes, beating out David Ousted, who finished second. Last year’s winner, Bill Hamid, came in third, though he did get the plurality of club votes.
The 31-year-old Robles played every minute in the MLS season for the Red Bulls this year and helped the club notch the league’s best goal differential. It was the third straight season Robles has started in every game for the Red Bulls, having joined from Karlsruher SC in the 2. Bundesliga in 2012.
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Robles is the second goalkeeper in team history to win the award. Current Everton keeper Tim Howard was the MLS goalkeeper of the year with the then-MetroStars in 2001.