Andre Blake Wins MLS Goalkeeper of the Year
The MLS announced that Union goalie Andre Blake has been voted the MLS goalkeeper of the year. This is Blake’s second time winning this award and is now in a five-way tie for most in MLS history. Since the leagues return, Blake has continued to impress and is a crucial part of the Union’s historic season. The Union only allowed 20 goals this season and 0.87 goals per game average, which the seventh-best in MLS history. Andre Blake had a 77.8 save percentage and allowed 18 goals this regular season, a league-best. When Blake is starting, the Union have a record of 13-3-5. He is currently recovering from a broken hand that required surgery, but it looks like Blake should be ready to go for the first round of playoffs.
Here is a breakdown of the voting results, with Andre Blake as the overwhelming favorite.
|Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year||Player %||Club %||Media %||Final %|
|Andre Blake (PHI)||33.02%||49.12%||50.21%||44.12%|
|Matt Turner (NE)||8.49%||11.40%||16.74%||12.21%|
|Eloy Room (CLB)||10.03%||6.14%||6.14%||7.44%|
|Pedro Gallese (ORL)||8.49%||7.02%||5.08%||6.86%|
|Stefan Frei (SEA)||4.78%||7.89%||5.30%||5.99%|
|Sean Johnson (NYC)||4.32%||7.02%||5.72%||5.69%|
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union