Boyds, Md., (8/26/19) – Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe has been nominated for another NWSL Save of the Week Award for her efforts in the final minutes of added time during the second half last Saturday.
Bledsoe, who is second in the NWSL with 64 stops this year, made a diving reaction save on a close-range header from Rachel Hill inside the six-yard-box. Diving quickly to her left, Bledsoe was able to stop the attempt on goal, which was then cleared by defender Paige Nielsen. The save kept the Spirit in front of an aggressive Orlando side who were looking to equalize late.
Bledsoe previously won the award in early August against the North Carolina Courage. If Bledsoe wins the award, it will take her to nine wins in her career, good for third most by a player in NWSL history.
Spirit fans can vote for Aubrey Bledsoe’s save via Twitter. Voting will close at 11:30 am on Tuesday.
Some saves you need to see to believe.
Vote on the Week 19 #NWSL Save of the Week now!
— NWSL (@NWSL) August 26, 2019
Bledsoe and the Spirit will be back in action in Orlando this Saturday, August 31, against the Orlando Pride. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Spirit fans can stream the game on NBC Sports Washington and Monumental Sports Network.