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Columbus' Darlington Nagbe Wins 2020 AT&T MLS Goal of the Year; Eloy Room Wins 2020 MLS Save of the Year Presented by Allstate

November 20, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) News Release


NEW YORK (November 20, 2020) - Major League Soccer today announced that Columbus Crew SC midfielder Darlington Nagbe has won the 2020 AT&T Goal of the Year with his curling strike off of a volley in Crew SC's match against Chicago Fire FC on Aug. 20.

Nagbe scored the AT&T Goal of the Year after taking over a dribble from Gyasi Zardes and popping the ball up to himself for a perfect prep touch to hit his 81st minute screamer from the top of the box. The stunning goal marked the midfielder's first and only score of the 2020 season, and it was accompanied by an assist in the match that led to Crew SC's 3-0 win.

The 2020 AT&T MLS Goal of the Year was determined by fan votes on MLSsoccer.com and has been awarded since the league's inaugural 1996 season.

Crew SC Goalkeeper Eloy Room wins 2020 MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate

Major League Soccer also announced today that Columbus Crew SC goalkeeper Eloy Room has garnered the 2020 MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate for his double save in Crew SC's match against Orlando City SC on Nov.4.

Room earns the 2020 MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate after a two-save sequence in the 30th minute that featured a kick save from the ground before the goalkeeper returned to his feet to make a diving save that stopped a low driven ball bound for the bottom left corner.

The Curaçao international, with 17 starts and appearances for Columbus, tied for third-most shutouts in MLS this year with his seven clean sheets helping Columbus finish the regular season tied for a league-high of nine shutouts with Nashville SC, the Philadelphia Union, and Toronto FC.

The MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate was determined by fan votes on MLSsoccer.com, and the award was established in 2009.

All-time MLS Goal of the Year winners:

2020: Darlington Nagbe - Columbus Crew SC | 8/20/20 vs. Chicago Fire FC, 81st minute

2019: Josef Martínez - Atlanta United | 9/18/19 vs. FC Cincinnati, 65th minute

2018: Zlatan Ibrahimović - LA Galaxy | 3/31/18 vs. Los Angeles Football Club, 77th minute

2017: Héctor Villalba - Atlanta United | 7/21/17 vs. Orlando City SC, 86th minute

2016: Shkëlzen Gashi - Colorado Rapids | 9/24/16 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 75th minute

2015: Krisztián Németh - Sporting Kansas City | 10/4/15 vs. Portland Timbers, 83rd minute

2014: Obafemi Martins - Seattle Sounders FC | 5/23/14 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8th minute

2013: Camilo Sanvezzo - Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 10/6/13 vs. Portland Timbers, 78th minute

2012: Patrick Ianni - Seattle Sounders FC | 6/20/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 15th minute

2011: Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers | 7/2/11 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 45th minute

2010: Marco Pappa - Chicago Fire | 4/10/10 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 52nd minute

2009: Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy | 8/8/09 vs. New England Revolution, 21st minute

2008: Will Johnson - Real Salt Lake | 10/18/08 vs. FC Dallas, 54th minute

2007: Cuauhtémoc Blanco - Chicago Fire | 8/18/07 vs. Real Salt Lake, 43rd minute

2006: Brian Ching - Houston Dynamo | 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

2003: Damani Ralph - Chicago Fire | 8/13/03 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 90th minute

2002: Carlos Ruiz - LA Galaxy | 7/27/02 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 75th minute

2001: Clint Mathis - MetroStars | 4/28/01 vs. Dallas Burn, 60th minute

2000: Marcelo Balboa - Colorado Rapids | 4/22/00 vs. Columbus Crew SC, 55th minute

1999: Marco Etcheverry - D.C. United | 5/22/99 vs. Miami Fusion, 90th minute

1998: Brian McBride - Columbus Crew | 7/9/98 vs. Chicago Fire, 68th minute

1997: Marco Etcheverry - D.C. United | 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 Save of the Year winners:

2020: Eloy Room - Columbus Crew SC | 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

2016: Joe Bendik - Orlando City SC | 5/15/16 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 45th minute

2015: Adam Kwarasey - Portland Timbers | 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

2010: Kasey Keller - Seattle Sounders FC | 4/17/10 vs. Kansas City Wizards, 90th+2 minute

2009: Pat Onstad - Houston Dynamo | 4/19/09 vs. Colorado Rapids, 83rd minute


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