Allstate Save of the Game: Samuel Castañeda, Plaza Amador (15')
Plaza Amador’s odds of overcoming a 7-1 deficit from the opener of its 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League semifinal series against Olimpia were admittedly slim. Early In the second leg on Thursday, with the score tied at 0-0, goalkeeper Samuel Castañeda made sure his Plaza team would maintain of fighting chance of staying alive. Olimpia’s Andres Quejada snapped off a right-footed shot from 12-yards out that appeared destined for the back of the net in the 15th minute. With cat-like reflexes, Castañeda reacted quickly to palm down the ball, which still appeared to have enough energy to cross the line. Castañeda then somehow had the presence of mind to shift left and swat the ball away to complete a sequence that earned him for the Allstate Save of the Game. The match ended 1-1, a result more than sufficient to see Olimpia through to the final.