New England Soccer Today

Shuttleworth (7 Saves) On MLS Team of Week

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth became the first Revolution player to make the MLS Team of the Week in 2015 following his stout performance in Sunday’s match against New York City FC.

The Revolution keeper made seven saves against a New York City side that fired a total of 20 shots in their home debut at Yankee Stadium. Shuttleworth denied David Villa on two clear chances, and kept his club within striking distance until a late Patrick Mullins goal shut the door on any hope of a comeback.

“That’s all you can ask your goalkeeper to do is to keep you in the game and give you a chance to win,” Revolution left back Chris Tierney said following the 2-0 loss, “and Bobby did that for sure.”

Shuttleworth and his teammates will return to action on Saturday against the Montreal Impact at Gillette Stadium.

MLS Team of the Week (Week 2), per

GK: Bobby Shuttleworth (New England Revolution) – An outstanding performance with seven saves – including several fantastic point-blank stops – to keep the Revs in it at Yankee Stadium.

D: Hernán Grana (Columbus Crew SC) – The Argentinian was flying up and down the right flank all night, proving very dangerous in Crew SC’s 2-0 win over Toronto FC.

D: Rafael Ramos (Orlando City SC) – His tireless work in Houston proved fruitful as Orlando City got their first win in MLS, beating the Dynamo 1-0.

D: Sam Adekugbe (Vancouver Whitecaps) – His two blocks in the first half helped keep the Fire off the board as the Whitecaps won 1-0 in Bridgeview.

M: Fabián Castillo (FC Dallas) – Pitched in a goal and an assist while also providing his usual sparkling 1v1 play as FC Dallas downed Sporting Kansas City 3-1.

M: Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers) – Faded for much of the second half but played vital roles in both goals and looked more like they player we all hope he’ll be in the first half as the Timbers drew with the Galaxy 2-2.

M: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake) – Not only did he put in a free kick (helped by a slight deflection), but the veteran midfielder provided great service all night in RSL’s 3-3 draw with the Union.

M: Justin Meram (Columbus Crew SC) – Opened the scoring and was very dangerous on the night, firing off seven shots in Crew SC’s win.

F: David Villa (New York City FC) – Yeah, he could’ve scored a few more, but that goal was marvelous, and the assist was even better. A season like that, and he’ll get his name up in Monument Park.

F: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) – He just scores goals and showed that again with two cold-blooded strikes against the Sounders.

F: Blas Pérez (FC Dallas) – Scored two goals, provided decent hold-up play and mixed in his usual blend of craftiness and cunning.

Coach: Dominic Kinnear (San Jose Earthquakes) – Started a rookie in the center of midfield and was able to hold onto the lead despite being down a man for 40 minutes.

Bench: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Jason Hernandez (New York City FC), Darwin Cerén (Orlando City SC), Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes), Octavio Rivero (Vancouver Whitecaps), Fanendo Adi (Portland Timbers), Fernando Aristeguieta (Philadelphia Union)

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