Bobby Shuttleworth

Bobby Shuttleworth
Bobby Shuttleworth
Bobby Shuttleworth
New England Revolution
Real Name: Bobby Shuttleworth
HT: 6' 2" WT: 205
Age: 29 (05/13/1987)
Birthplace: Tonawanda, NY
Hometown: Tonawanda, NY

One of the top shot stoppers in MLS, Bobby Shuttleworth has established himself as the Revs’ first choice goalkeeper, starting nearly 95 percent of the club’s MLS games (regular season and postseason) since the start of the 2014 season. One of just two goalkeepers to play more than 100 games in goal for New England, the New York native spent his first four seasons with the club perfecting his craft before breaking out during the 2013 season before solidifying his position as the starting goalkeeper in 2014. That year, Shuttleworth set career-highs in nearly all statistical categories, including 16 wins to equal a club record that was set nearly a decade earlier.

2015: Made 31 starts, posting a 13-11-7 record with a 1.32 goals against average and eight shutouts. Shuttleworth’s eight shutouts were tied for seventh in the league, along with four other goalkeepers. He made a season-high seven saves in the Revs’ second game of the season at NYCFC on March 15 to earn a spot on the Team of the Week. Shuttleworth became the just the second goalkeeper in club history to tally 30 wins on March 28 against San Jose and did not concede a goal from open play between March 15 and May 2, a stretch of 619 minutes. After recording his fourth shutout of the season against Real Salt Lake on April 25, he kept his next clean sheet over a month later in the 2-0 win over Chicago in mid-June. Shuttleworth made his first penalty kick save of the season when he denied Sal Zizzo late in the 4-1 loss to the Red Bulls on July 11, which was the first penalty save he had made since stopping Federico Higuain’s attempt for Columbus on September 20, 2014. He suffered a concussion in training ahead of the July 18 game against NYC FC, causing him to miss his second game of the season and remained out of the lineup the following week against Chicago. He posted three consecutive shutouts from August 15 through September 5, marking the first time Shuttleworth had recorded three straight shutouts since posting four in a row between May 18 and June 8, 2013. In the midst of those clean sheets, Shuttleworth went 340 minutes without conceding a goal from August 1 through September 13. He became the 24th player in club history to appear in 100 games in the 3-1 victory over Toronto on September 13 and became the 17th player to reach 100 starts the following weekend against Montreal. Shuttleworth was nominated for the MLS Save of the Week award for Week’s 2, 5, 15, 19 and 31 during the season.

2014: Shuttleworth set career-highs by appearing in and starting 32 games, compiling a 16-12-4 record and a 1.25 goals against average with eight shutouts. He recorded his first shutout of the season in the Revs’ home opener on March 22 and collected his first win a week later in the 2-1 road win over San Jose. Shuttleworth helped the Revs go 6-0-1 over a seven-game stretch between April 12 and May 24, keeping three clean sheets in the six games that he played in that stretch and making 16 saves, including a double-save on a stoppage-time penalty kick attempt and then follow-up rebound on April 19 at Chicago, earning him an MLS Save of the Week nomination. He made a season-high seven saves in the 2-0 loss to FC Dallas on July 19 and then made three saves at home against Colorado on July 30 for his fifth shutout of the season, snapping the Revs’ eight-game losing streak. Shuttleworth recorded his sixth shutout of the season and moved into second place in club history in all-time saves and appearances by a goalkeeper, making four saves in the 1-0 win against Chivas USA on Aug. 23. He kept his first road clean sheet of the season against Toronto FC a week later, giving him 20 career clean sheets. On Sept. 3 against Sporting Kansas City, Shuttleworth collected his 10th win of the season becoming the fourth goalkeeper in club history to win 10 games in a single season, joining Adin Brown, Matt Reis and Walter Zenga. He collected his 25th win with the Revs against Montreal on Sept. 13, making two saves in the 2-1 win. A week later against Columbus, Shuttleworth stopped his second penalty of the year , saving a Federico Higuain spot kick. Shuttleworth also played every minute of the Revs’ five postseason games, making his postseason debut in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series against Columbus. He finished the postseason with a 1.50 goals against average and 22 saves, including six saves in the second leg against Columbus and in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship against New York.

2013: Established himself as the Revs’ starting goalkeeper for much of the season, appearing in 23 games with 22 starts and a career-high nine shutouts. Shuttleworth had a 7-11-5 record with a 1.31 goals against average on the year while setting a club record of 395 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal during a six-game span between the 56th minute against New York on May 11 and the 25th minute at Vancouver June 15. He posted his first shutout of the year at Seattle on April 13, making three saves in a 0-0 draw and then his second two weeks later in a 2-0 home win over Philadelphia at Gillette Stadium. Shuttleworth made a career-high nine saves at Portland on May 2 for his second straight shutout and third of the season. He recorded his final two clean sheets of the season in July, shutting out San Jose on July 6 and Columbus on July 20 as the Revs won each game 2-0. Those left Shuttleworth one shutout shy of the club record of 10. However, Shuttleworth made just two appearances over the final two months of the season following Matt Reis’ return from injury.

2012: Started seven regular-season games, going 3-3-1 with a 0.71 goals against average and three shutouts. His 0.71 goals against average was the league’s lowest among goalkeepers who made three or more starts. After two mid-season starts, Shuttleworth started the last five games of the year, going 2-2-1 in that run, including back-to-back wins in the final two games of the season. He made his first start of the season against New York on July 8, posting his second career shutout and third career victory. Shuttleworth was back in the lineup on July 14 against Toronto FC, making three saves in a 1-0 loss and then miss eight straight games because of a left knee sprain. He returned to action with a start against New York on Sept. 22, recording three saves in the 1-1 draw. Shuttleworth closed out the season with consecutive clean sheets, beating Chicago 1-0 on Oct. 20 and making a then-career-high seven saves in a 1-0 win over Montreal in the regular-season finale on Oct. 27. Shuttleworth made six saves in the team’s U.S. Open Cup third-round loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders on May 29 while also making six appearances in the MLS Reserve League.

2011: Shuttleworth made seven regular-season appearances, starting each and going 0-4-3 with a 2.14 goals against average. He made his season debut on April 6, making one save in a 1-1 draw with Vancouver. On April 30, Shuttleworth made five saves in a loss to Chivas USA, including a double save in the second half that won MLS Save of the Week and was nominated for Save of the Year. He also started the final three games of the season, tying a season-high with five saves in a 2-1 loss to San Jose on Oct. 8. In addition to his seven league appearances, Shuttleworth also started both of the club’s U.S. Open Cup Play-In matches, as well as seven MLS Reserve League matches and the second half of the Revs’ summer friendly against Manchester United.

2010: Appeared in six league matches in his first full season with the club, making five starts and compiling a 3-3-0 record. Shuttleworth made his MLS debut on May 29 on the road against New York, coming on late in the first half in place of the injured Preston Burpo. He made two saves in that game to help the Revs earn a 3-2 win. His first start came a week later on June 5 at Seattle when he made five saves in a 3-0 loss. He started the last three games of the season as well, going 2-1-0 in that time, including a 1-0 win over Kansas City on Oct. 16 in which he kept the first clean sheet of his MLS career. Shuttleworth also made one start in SuperLiga, recording six saves to pick up a 1-0 shutout win over Pumas on July 14. Shuttleworth’s participation in the match was part of the club-record 390-minute shutout streak in all competitions set from July 2 until July 31 that year.

2009: Signed with the Revolution in June but did not make any first team appearances for the club. He went on loan to the Western Mass Pioneers (USL-2) for six matches during the summer, going 1-3-2 with a 2.50 goals against average.

Appeared in 35 games during a three-year career at the University of Buffalo, starting 33 times and recording a 20-7-7 record and a 0.80 goals against average. He enjoyed his best season with the Bulls as a senior, starting all 20 of their games and compiling a 0.63 GAA with eight shutouts en route to All Mid-Atlantic Conference honors. One year earlier, Shuttleworth took over the starting goalkeeper’s role and had an 8-2-2 record in the 12 games that he played, recording four shutouts and a 0.94 goals against average. He began his college career at Loyola College in Baltimore in 2005 but redshirted during his freshman year and did not see any action.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2016New England Revolution171715295412635458
2015New England Revolution31312790878415613117
2014New England Revolution32322880894402416124
2013New England Revolution2322206396430337115
2012New England Revolution77630323500331
2011New England Revolution776300171511043
2010New England Revolution65501118900330
2009New England Revolution00000000000
Career Totals-12312111023343351661419464928
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