New England Revolution fans have long believed that Matt Reis is the greatest goalkeeper of all-time, but now they have the opportunity to prove it.
As part of Goalkeeper Week, MLSSoccer.com has created a bracket to determine the best netminder to play in the league. The bracket features match-ups like Pat Onstad vs. Kasey Keller and Tony Meola vs. Bill Hamid.
Reis’ first-round opponent is current Colorado Rapids’ goalkeeper Tim Howard.
Reis retired after the 2013 season, ending a 16-year career. The California native was originally drafted by the LA Galaxy in 1998 before being traded to the Revs in January 2003. After spending his first season as a back-up, Reis became the full-time starter in 2004. He would go on to make 254 appearances for the Revs, collecting 93 wins, 989 saves, and 66 shutouts.
These numbers might not be enough to secure advancement since Reis is up against USMNT legend Tim Howard. Drafted by the MetroStars in 1998, Howard moved to the EPL in 2003. He first played for Manchester United before joining Everton. He’s also been a regular with the national team, amassing 106 caps.
Those interested in voting can do so by visiting the league’s website. Each day will bring a new round of voting with the final set for Thursday, Aug. 18.