New York City F.C. keeper Josh Saunders continues his rise from the scrap heap to the pros.
The former Real Salt Lake backup faced down six shots in a 2-1 San Antonio Scorpions victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks at Toyota Field in Texas.
Saunders is off to a brilliant start with the NASL title contenders, earning two shutouts in five starts and leading the Scorpions to 3-1-1 record in that time span. He has allowed all of five goals in his appearances, bringing San Antonio to a +3 goal differential.
The Scorpions are currently first in the Fall Championship season with a stellar 6-1-1 record. If they maintain that standing, they will earn an automatic postseason berth. However, the Scorpions are also in good standings for the combined table, at second with 36 points, trailing league leaders Minnesota United by one.