As the Union prepare for their first home playoff game in eight years, we will take a look back on this season’s Rate The U Results and the players who have been rated highest by you, the Brotherly Game community.
With no real surprise, Jack Elliott is the Union player who has received the most awards for Man of the Match over the 2019 season. Elliott has been a standout player this year and has been one that has impressed me the most. Elliott is a central defender for the Union who many didn’t expect to start this season. But because of an injury to Mark McKenzie before the season started Elliott had his chance to prove his worth.
Elliott received the highest rating on eight occasions this season. He was rewarded earlier in the year when his contract with Philadelphia was extended through 2021 with a club option for 2022. Elliott played every minute of the MLS season with a total of 3,060 game minutes. Striker Kacper Przybyłko also comes in second this year with seven Man of the Match awards and Przybyłko was also a finalist for the MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award.
Even though Jack won the most Man of the Match awards this season, he was not the overall highest-rated player. Jamiro Monteiro came in first with the highest average rating on the Philadelphia Union.
Monteiro ended up receiving an average rating of 3.99 out of 5, while Elliot received a 3.95. Monteiro is an international player born in The Netherlands. Monteiro was loaned out to the Philadelphia Union during the 2019 season from FC Metz. Jamiro was only voted Man of the Match twice but maintained a consistently high average rating.
Monteiro suffered an injury to his ankle halfway through the season after Orlando’s Sacha Kljestan stepped on his ankle while coming in for a hard challenge. Sidelined for four games, Jamiro presence was missed in the midfield and Philadelphia appeared sloppy without their ball-winning midfielder on the pitch.
Looking at the bottom of the ratings we will find some of the highly anticipated signings, such as Sergio Santos (2.97), Andrew Wooten (2.79), and Marco Fabián (3.11). With the playoff push starting Sunday afternoon against the rival New York Red Bulls, it’s time for these players to prove their worth. If not the team will have to rely on the players that no one saw coming: Jamiro Monteiro, Jack Elliott and Kacper Przybyłko.
Rate The U: Average Overall Ratings
|Carlos Miguel Coronel||1061||3.97|
Rate The U: Game Results
|Week||Player||Avg. Rating||Team Avg.|
|Week||Player||Avg. Rating||Team Avg.|
|Week 1 (Toronto FC)||Andre Blake||3.75||2.81|
|Week 2 (Sporting Kansas City)||Kai Wagner||4.06||2.83|
|Week 3 (Atlanta United)||Brenden Aaronson||4.66||3.23|
|Week 4 (Columbus Crew)||David Accam||4.91||3.8|
|Week 5 (FC Cincinnati)||Kai Wagner||4.59||3.97|
|Week 6 (FC Dallas)||Alejandro Bedoya||4.57||3.9|
|Week 7 (LA Galaxy)||Alejandro Bedoya||3.65||3.03|
|Week 8 (Montreal Impact)||Jack Elliott||4.45||3.85|
|Week 9 (Vancouver and Cincinnati)||Matthew Freese||4.15||3.62|
|Week 10 (New England Revolution)||Ilsinho||4.86||4.24|
|Week 11 (Toronto FC)||Jack Elliott||4.52||3.88|
|Week 12 (Seattle Sounders)||Jack Elliott||4.63||3.94|
|Week 13 (Portland and Colorado)||Jamiro Monteiro||3.54||3.16|
|Week 14 (Minnesota United)||Auston Trusty||4.29||3.68|
|Week 15 (New York Red Bulls)||Ilsinho||5||3.69|
|Week 16 (New England and NYCFC)||Fafa Picault||4.19||3.47|
|Fafa Picault/Kacper Przybylko||3.91||3.12|
|Week 17 (Orlando City and Orlando City)||Kacper Przybylko||4.82||3.87|
|Week 18 (Real Salt Lake)||Andrew Wooten||3.42||2.32|
|Week 19 (Chicago Fire)||Kai Wagner||4.41||3.78|
|Week 20 (Montreal Impact)||Ilsinho||2.83||2.34|
|Week 21 (D.C. United)||Marco Fabian||4.8||3.95|
|Week 22 (Houston Dynamo)||Jack Elliott||4.46||3.63|
|Week 23 (Chicago Fire)||Jack Elliott||3.14||2.41|
|Week 24 (D.C. United)||Kacper Przybylko||4.87||4.06|
|Week 25 (Atlanta United)||Kacper Przybylko||4.82||4.22|
|Week 26 (LAFC)||Andre Blake||4.68||3.78|
|Week 27 (New York and San Jose)||Jack Elliott||3.82||3.01|
|Kacper Przybylko/Alejandro Bedoya||3.9||3.25|
|Week 28 (Columbus Crew)||Jack Elliott||3.35||2.74|
|Week 29 (New York City FC)||Jack Elliott||3.91||3.01|