Lead the league in clean sheets, produce highlight save after highlight save and then go play hero for your country – just a few weeks in the life of Orlando City goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.
Despite the tough result last Saturday, Gallese was named Heineken Man of the Match for Orlando City against the New York Red Bulls, making his mark with an incredible save in the opening minutes of the game:
Through seven matches, Gallese is tied with Nashville’s Joe Willis for the League’s clean sheets lead with four and ranks third in MLS in save percentage among qualifying keepers. Gallese now ranks second in Club history in clean sheets in all competitions despite playing less than a full season’s worth of games for the Club.
El Pulpo’s attention now turns to CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying, where his Peru side is off to a tough 0-3-1 start. The Peruvians will face regional powerhouse Brazil on Friday night before taking on Ecuador on Tuesday, a game in which Gallese could face off against his Orlando City teammate Sebas Méndez.