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Rate the U: Andrew Wooten cameo on an off night lauded

There weren’t many bright spots in the 4-0 loss, but Wooten’s goal waived off by VAR was a positive sign

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Union traveled to Real Salt Lake City last Saturday night to play RSL. The Union played a historically bad game against a team that currently sits in sixth place in the Western Conference.

You took the time to rate the players of the Union and their performance, and looking at the poll, the fans are very unhappy with the way the team performed. The blame appears to have fallen squarely on the fullbacks.

Ray Gaddis received the worst rating out of the defensive line with an average rating of 1.36 out of 5. Fabinho, who I thought played a worse game, received an average rating of 1.36 out of 5. With miscommunication and sloppy playing for these players, this doesn’t come to much of a surprise that the Union fans were unhappy with the play.

Obviously this doesn’t rely solely on the defensive line, the midfield is obviously missing injured Jamiro Monteiro, who is arguably one of the most valuable players (MVP) of the league this season. Hopefully Jamiro is back on the starting line up when Chicago Fire comes to Chester.

Also at the bottom of the poll we will find Marco Fabian with an average rating of 1.44 out of 5. This was a game that Marco had a chance to use his playmaking abilities to help the Union leave Salt Lake with some points. Fans didn’t see this from the Mexican international and hopefully we will see more from the most expensive player on the roster in games soon.

At the top of the ratings we find newcomer Andrew Wooten, who made his Union debut. Wooten might be the first player for the Union to achieve this distinction this season with fewer than 15 minutes played.

Wooten was subbed in during the 76th minute. Receiving an average rating of 3.42 out of 5, the first touch of his Union career was goal off of a cross from outside of the box. This goal would be called no good after VAR led to the ruling that the ball crossed out of bounds. This play still shows that Andrew Wooten has the technical ability to score goals at the striker position.

Andre Blake (3.15) and Alejandro Bedoya (2.81) were also in the top three of the poll.

Rate the U: Real Salt Lake

Player Total Average
Player Total Average
Andrew Wooten 130 3.42
Andre Blake 120 3.15
Alejandro Bedoya 107 2.81
Anthony Fontana 104 2.74
Kacper Pryzbylko 101 2.66
Jack Elliott 100 2.63
Fafa Picault 94 2.47
Haris Medunjanin 87 2.29
Jim Curtin 83 2.18
Brenden Aaronson 78 2.05
Sergio Santos 77 2.02
Auston Trusty 75 1.97
Marco Fabian 58 1.52
Fabinho 55 1.44
Ray Gaddis 52 1.36