Allstate Save of the Game: Francisco Alejandro Gomez, Santos de Guapiles (18’)
With so much at stake in the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League semifinal, second leg on Thursday night between host Santos de Guapiles and Arabe Unido, you knew something spectacular could end up being the difference between progression and elimination. With the series tied at 0-0, goalkeeper Francisco Alejandro Gomez played a key role to help Santos secure a place in the final against Olimpia. In the 18th minute, Arabe’s Renan Addles launched a surprise shot from the left wing that forced Gomez to retreat to the far post. With the ball heading to the upper right corner, the 28-year-old custodian tipped the ball over the crossbar for the Allstate Save of the Game. Kenny Cunningham scored the game’s only goal late for Santos, putting the Costa Rican side into its first international final.