Major League Soccer announced that Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union won the 2016 Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year award. New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles finished second in the voting.
Blake finished with 24.15% of the vote. Robles, who won the award in 2015, finished with 13.84%. Voting was comprised of three equal groups of current players, media, and club personnel.
Despite not winning the award, Robles had a fantastic year in goal. He led MLS in wins and shutouts, while being one of only three players to play every single minute. What makes his stats even more impressive is that he played behind a back line that was dealing with severe injury issues all season. Robles was frequently forced to make nearly impossible saves, while also attempting to organize a group that lacked chemistry.
Although Robles is still at the young - for a goalkeeper - age of 32 and playing the best soccer of his career, he's generally been kept out of the national team. However, his fortunes may change in the very near future. Brad Guzan has been unable to hold onto the number one spot, and Tim Howard has been ruled out for at least four months with a groin injury. Additionally, U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who doesn't appear to value Robles, may be fired in the near future.