Jeff Attinella, Portland Timbers vs New York Red Bulls, 8.18.17

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella has started Portland’s last two matches while Jake Gleeson nurses a hamstring injury, recording a 2-1 win against Colorado on Wednesday after notching a 2-0 shutout victory against the New York Red Bulls last weekend.


He added another plaudit to his two victories on Friday, when it was revealed that he won MLS Save of the Week for Week 24.


Attinella won the award for his miraculous stop on a close-range Sal Zizzo header late in the Timbers’ win against the Red Bulls. He received 38 percent of the Save of the Week vote, seven percentage points more than runner-up Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush. D.C.’s Bill Hamid (28 percent), FC Dallas’ Jesse Gonzalez (2 percent) and New England’s Cody Cropper (1 percent) rounded out the vote.


Portland will return to action on Sunday as part of Heineken Rivalry Week, when they’ll take on arch rival Seattle Sounders FC for first-place in the West at CenturyLink Field (6:30 pm PT; FS1).