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2012 AT&T Goal of the Year and 2012 Save of the Year Winners Announced

November 29, 2012 - Major League Soccer (MLS)

NEW YORK (Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012) - Major League Soccer's most outstanding individual plays were honored today when Seattle Sounders FC defender Patrick Ianni earned the 2012 AT&T Goal of the Year and Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando won the Save of the Year.

On June 20 against Sporting Kansas City, Patrick Ianni launched himself horizontally to meet Mauro Rosales' curling free kick with a right-footed side volley inside the near post. The goal tied the match in the 15th minute and the game ended 1-1.

The AT&T Goal of the Year was determined by an online and text fan vote, after 64 initial nominations for the award were eventually narrowed to four finalists. The final poll results for the four finalists:

Patrick Ianni (SEA) vs. SKC, 6/20 33.1%

Darlington Nagbe (POR) vs. RSL, 3/31 25.1%

Fredy Montero (SEA) vs. LA, 5/2 22.8%

Lee Nguyen (NE) vs. VAN, 5/12 19.0%

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On April 14, Nick Rimando kept his team in the game as Sporting Kansas City forward Kei Kamara tried to head home a corner kick but got turned away as an off-balance Rimando dove to his left to get his fingertips on the ball.

The 2012 Save of the Year was determined by an online fan vote, after 64 initial nominations for the award were eventually narrowed to four finalists. The final poll results for the four finalists:

Nick Rimando (RSL) vs. SKC, 4/14 38.53%

Joe Cannon (VAN) vs. DC, 3/24 23.7%

Nick Rimando (RSL) vs. LA, 3/10 22.57%

Nick Rimando (RSL) vs. NE, 5/5 15.21%

MLS Goal of the Year Winners

2012: Patrick Ianni - Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City - June 20, 2012

2011: Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City - July 2, 2011

2010: Marco Pappa - Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes - April 10, 2010

2009: Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution - August 8, 2009

2008: Will Johnson - Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas - October 18, 2008

2007: Cuauhtemoc Blanco - Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake - August 18, 2007

2006: Brian Ching - Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United - September 30, 2006

2005: Dwayne De Rosario - San Jose Earthquakes at LA Galaxy - October 15, 2005

2004: Dwayne De Rosario - San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United - August 2, 2004

2003: Damani Ralph - Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew - August 13, 2003

2002: Carlos Ruiz - LA Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew - July 27, 2002

2001: Clint Mathis - MetroStars vs. Dallas Burn - April 28, 2001

2000: Marcelo Balboa - Colorado Rapids at Columbus Crew - April 22, 2000

1999: Marco Etcheverry - D.C. United at Miami Fusion - May 22, 1999

1998: Brian McBride - Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire - July 9, 1998

1997: Marco Etcheverry - D.C. United vs. New England Revolution - August 27, 1997

1996: Eric Wynalda - San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United - April 6, 1996

MLS Save of the Year Winners

2012: Nick Rimando - Nick Rimando -Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City - April 14, 2012

2011: Kasey Keller - Seattle Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes - October 15, 2011

2010: Kasey Keller - Seattle Sounders FC vs. Kansas City Wizards - April 17, 2010

2009: Pat Onstad - Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids - April 20, 2009

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