Busch Earns Fire MVP while Soumare, Rolfe, and Gutierrez are also honored
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (Oct. 27, 2008) – Chicago Fire Soccer is proud to announce the 2008 Chicago Fire year-end awards for Fire Most Valuable Player, Defender of the Year, Golden Boot, the USSF Humanitarian of the Year.
2008 Chicago Fire Most Valuable Player: Jon Busch
Chicago Fire goalkeeper Jon Busch is the only Fire player to start and play 90 min. in every MLS match this season. Through his 2700 minutes, Busch posted the best saves percentage in the league (78.2) after making 122 saves on 156 shots faced. With 10 shutouts, Busch tied for most shutouts in the league, while also tying a Fire single season shutout record shared with Matt Pickens for his 10 shutouts in 2007. On Oct. 18, Busch saved a 17th minute penalty kick attempt at Toronto and for the first time in team history, the Fire did not concede a single penalty kick in regular season play. The Fire goalkeeper posted the second lowest goals-against average (1.1) in the league, and in team history with just 33 goals scored in 30 games.