This year’s candidates include D.C. United homegrown standout Bill Hamid. The reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year allowed only 29 goals in 25 games, which was the third-best rate in MLS among goalkeepers with at least 20 appearances. His 1.16 goals against average was the sixth-best in MLS among goalkeepers with at least 20 appearances. Hamid’s consistent performances between the pipes helped lead D.C. United all the way to the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals.
New York Red Bulls keeper Luis Robles’ play in net helped lead the Red Bulls to the best record in the league and their second Supporters’ Shield in three years. Robles’ nine shutouts were tied for fifth in the league with the Montreal Impact’s Evan Bush. Robles’ veteran savvy will be critical for the Red Bulls as they head into the Eastern Conference Championship vs. Columbus Crew SC on Sunday.