His days as an NYCFC starting goalkeeper might be numbered with Sean Johnson returning from Gold Cup duty following Sunday’s final against Mexico, but Brad Stuver can say he’s finally earned his first MLS clean sheet on Wednesday.
In his third consecutive league start, Stuver made four saves, including a key stop in each half, for his first shutout in seven all-time appearances.
He was pressed into making a kick save to deny Nouhou Tolo in the 32nd minute and used both hands to parry away a Victor Rodriguez free kick from 24 yards out in the 67th minute.
“Everyone’s been telling me that, I didn’t even realize it,” Stuver said. “It feels good. But a lot of credit goes to the guys in front of me. They limited the amount of shots. I think I only really had the one-on-one in the first half and then the free kick. The rest was just playing out of the back, so credit to the guys in front of me for making it a pretty easy night.”