FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Roman Celentano has won the 2023 MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate, earning the accolade for a last-minute denial in their May 20 victory over Hell is Real rival Columbus Crew.
The 23-year-old was heroic in the waning moments at TQL Stadium, denying Steven Moreira's close-range header to preserve a 3-2 result. Celentano showed spectacular reflexes to dive across his goal line, punching the ball over the net after a dangerous free-kick opportunity.
The individual accolade arrives as part of a standout campaign from Celentano, who posted 87 saves and 12 clean sheets to help anchor Cincinnati's defense. The club won the 2023 MLS Supporters' Shield, finishing with 69 points (20W-5L-9D record) and locking down the No. 1 overall seed in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
The MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate, an award established in 2009, is determined by fan votes on MLSsoccer.com.
All-Time MLS Save of the Year presented by Allstate Winners
- 2023 Roman Celentano – FC Cincinnati 5/20/23 vs. Columbus Crew, 90th min
- 2022 Pedro Gallese – Orlando City SC 7/17/22 vs. Atlanta United, 82nd min
- 2021 Stefan Frei – Seattle Sounders FC 9/18/21 vs. Real Salt Lake, 57th min
- 2020 Eloy Room – Columbus Crew 11/4/20 vs. Orlando City SC, 30th min
- 2019 Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake 8/24/19 vs. Colorado Rapids, 27th min
- 2018 Stefan Frei – Seattle Sounders FC 7/4/18 vs. Colorado Rapids, 82nd min
- 2017 Brad Guzan – Atlanta United 10/15/17 vs. New York Red Bulls, 65th min
- 2016 Joe Bendik – Orlando City SC 5/15/16 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 45th min
- 2015 Adam Kwarasey – Portland Timbers 8/15/15 vs. Real Salt Lake, 31st min
- 2014 Luis Robles – New York Red Bulls 9/20/14 vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 69th min
- 2013 Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake 8/3/13 vs. Colorado Rapids, 53rd min
- 2012 Nick Rimando – Real Salt Lake 4/14/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 75th min
- 2011 Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC 10/15/11 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 64th min
- 2010 Kasey Keller – Seattle Sounders FC 4/17/10 vs. Kansas City Wizards, 90th min
- 2009 Pat Onstad – Houston Dynamo FC 4/19/09 vs. Colorado Rapids, 83rd min