Red Bulls’ Luis Robles nominated for an ESPY

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DAVE MARTINEZ

Luis Robles was a rock for the Supporters’ Shield winning New York Red Bulls throughout the 2015 season. His performances not only helped the team win a second piece of hardware for the trophy case, but also garnered Robles MLS honors as league Goalkeeper of the Year.

Months later, the recognitions just keep on coming.

Robles was named one of four nominees for the ESPNY’s MLS Player of the Year award. He joins Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman, former Columbus Crew striker Kei Kamara and Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco in the award honors.

Former New York Red Bulls Thierry Henry (2013) and Tim Cahill (2014) are previous winners of the ESPY awards.

Now in his fifth year with the Red Bulls, Luis Robles has cemented himself among the team’s best ever players. Not only has he anchored the club in winning the first two pieces of professional hardware in team history, he has also overtaken the club’s record books with 65 wins and 39 shutouts. He is one appearance away from tying Tony Meola’s record appearance mark of 140 games.

The winner of this year’s ESPY will be chosen by a public vote at http://espn.go.com/espys/2016/?voting=bestmlsplayer. Voting ends on July 13.