The United Soccer League announced the Save of the Week Winner earlier today, and Sacramento Republic FC keeper Josh Cohen was overwhelmingly the fans’ choice for Week 6. Cohen received 31 percent of the vote, while San Antonio FC keeper Diego Restrepo finished second with 22 percent of the vote respectively.
So just how amazing was Cohen’s save? Check it out for yourself below. You might say he stole a goal from Chico State alumni and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC forward AJ Ajeakwa.
.@JCohenHere knows a thing or two about BIG-TIME saves .— USL (@USL) April 27, 2018
The @sacrepublicfc keeper takes home Week 6's #USL Save of the Week! pic.twitter.com/HL9yI3AI9I
By all accounts, Cohen is off to a tremendous start for Republic FC. He has started in each of the first six matches for the Quails, recording two clean sheets (tied for third in the Western Conference) and 15 saves (tied for fourth in the Western Conference).
He has certainly been aided by a back line that has come together faster than maybe most would have thought given the departure of some key players from last year, but regardless, Cohen has delivered and especially in key moments.
I would argue that he won the game for the Republic against San Antonio FC, he held Orange County SC scoreless on the road in what is shaping up to be the most impressive win of the season so far for Sacramento, and of course, last week’s effort. You could also point to his effort in Las Vegas as well, where he only conceded one goal.
Bottom line? Cohen has been great, and as mentioned in our one-on-one with him last Sunday, he’s a big part why Republic FC are off to a 4-2-0 start.