The Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC played to a 2-2 draw in the bitter cold at Talen Energy Stadium, and unfortunately for the Union it was a draw that felt more like a loss. A penalty kick off of the crossbar by Alejandro Bedoya and a very soft call (I’m trying to be nice here) by referee Mark Geiger allowing a Toronto penalty at the end of the half soured what was an otherwise pretty good showing against the team that lost the MLS Cup in penalties to the Seattle Sounders (we know what it feels like to lose a trophy to them in penalties).
As we do after every match, we asked you our reader to fill out a survey rating the Union players’ performances on a scale from 1 to 10. And as you do after every match, you responded because you’re awesome.
Last week’s fan winner Andre Blake came in second, with a solid 7.35 from the fans. His 6.7 from whoscored.com however was decidedly middle of the pack. The whoscored process rated Fabian Herbers at the top of their poll with a 7.5, edging out Fabinho at 7.4 and Chris Pontius with a 7.3. Herbers two key passes and assist helped bolster his whoscored rating, while Fabinho lead the team in touches (81), dribbles (3), and total tackles (6). The fans rated Herbers a 6.69 (good for seventh overall in fan voting), Fabinho a 6.37 (eleventh place), and Pontius a 6.43 (ninth place).
This weeks winner was in the fan voting was Derrick Jones. The homegrown player’s 7.52 bested Blake and Oguchi Onyewu (7.19 from the fans, 6.9 from whoscored), however he tied Blake in the whoscored system with a 6.7. Jones had another solid game for the Union, and at times was the best player on the pitch.
As always, thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s survey and we look forward to doing it again after the match against Orlando City. Here are the full results:
Brotherly Game Fan Ratings - March 11, 2017 vs. Toronto FC