Alex Bono – Major League Soccer Goalkeeper
Alex Bono is an American soccer player. He is currently a goalkeeper for the Major League Soccer team Toronto FC. He is the sixth highest paid goalkeeper in the league. He is also a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. Below, we will take a look at some of his accomplishments.
He was a finalist for the ‘Cuse Award for Male Rookie of the Year
Bono is a goalkeeper for Syracuse University. He joined the men’s soccer program in 2012 and immediately made an impact. As a freshman, he started 20 games and was named the team’s starting goalkeeper. His 0.85 goals-against average ranked second in the Big East and he tied the school record with Chris Whitcomb with 10 shutouts. He was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team and was voted Big East Rookie of the Week three times.
Alex Bono’s freshman season was not without its challenges. He was nervous about playing with his new teammates. He lived 20 minutes away from SU, but he was a diehard Syracuse fan. He also detested Georgetown. His decision to stay in college was a calculated gamble. Most of his peers were already professionals, but he knew staying in college would hinder his chance to play professionally.
He has kept three clean sheets in his last 10 MLS games
Alex Bono has maintained three clean sheets in his last 10 MLS outings. Toronto FC is a Canadian team that has struggled to build on their success from the previous season. The club finished first with 69 points, but ended the regular season in 19th place with only 36 points. In league play, the team allowed 64 goals and kept only three clean sheets. The defense was also compromised by injuries. Despite the defensive struggles, Toronto still competed in various competitions, including the CONCACAF Champions League.
Bono has not kept a clean sheet in his first 13 MLS games, and has been benched for three consecutive matches. This means that he will be starting in two of the next four matches for the Impact, and he should get the chance to get another start in New England. If Gustavo Bou does not play, this could be a much easier matchup for Bono. The Impact have not kept a clean sheet in their last six MLS games, and Bono will need to step up a bit to avoid a loss.
He is the sixth-highest paid keeper in the league
Despite his high salary, Alex Bono has struggled to live up to his hype. He is inconsistent and lacks the confidence and attitude needed to play at the highest level. Despite this, Toronto FC has favored Bono over Emil Westberg this season.
Bono, who has signed a new contract with Toronto FC, was earning less than Irwin last season, but his salary is now up to $502,000. That’s nearly half of what Irwin made this season. His salary is the sixth-highest paid keeper, and is expected to rise to $557,000 by the end of his contract.
Toronto FC’s new coach, Chris Armas, has indicated that Bono will continue in his starting role in Charlotte, even if he starts only half of the team’s games. Backup goalkeeper Quentin Westberg is out with a rib injury, while third-string goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh is young, inexperienced and not ready for MLS and playoff action.
His contract with Toronto FC expires in 2022
The Toronto FC have 15 players under contract that are set to expire at the end of the 2022 season. Among these players are goalkeeper Alex Bono and five forwards. The clubs have several options for these players, including picking up their options and selling them to another MLS team. Alternatively, they can decline the option and let the player explore his options elsewhere. It is advisable for Toronto to pick up the option, as they will gain assets when they sell the player.
Bono signed a new contract in July 2018, but has been playing sparingly this season. He was the starting goalkeeper for the first half of the season, but was benched in late May. He has started only 15 games and allowed 28 goals this season. In those 15 games, he’s made 68.9% of his saves and completed a high percentage of his passes out of the back. In total, Bono has played 121 matches for Toronto FC, allowing 176 goals and keeping 23 clean sheets.