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Rate the U: Mark McKenzie tops community player rating poll in FC Dallas loss

McKenzie receiving the highest average at 3.15

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The season opener in Frisco, Texas didn’t produce goals or a clean sheet but defender Mark McKenzie did impress enough to finish with the highest average rating in our first community player ratings poll of the season.

McKenzie finished with a 3.15 average rating from the voters, followed by Andre Blake — who made a fine first half save to keep the game scoreless — at 3.09 and captain Alejandro Bedoya at 3.04.

As is typical in games the Union lose, you can read some frustration coming through in the ratings, particularly with forward Sergio Santos who received an even 2.00 average rating and head coach Jim Curtin, who scored a 2.40. Super sub Ilsinho was second to last with a 2.33 average rating.

Only two players topped the player ratings poll last season with a lower average rating than McKenzie. Ilsinho had the highest rating with a 2.83 in a 4-0 loss in Montreal last July and Jack Elliott topped the poll with a 3.14 rating in the 2-0 loss in Chicago three weeks later.

2020 Player Ratings: Week 1 vs FC Dallas

Player Total Avg. Rating
Player Total Avg. Rating
Mark McKenzie 173 3.15
Andre Blake 170 3.09
Alejandro Bedoya 167 3.04
Jakob Glesnes 162 2.95
Warren Creavalle 159 2.89
Matt Real 152 2.76
Kacper Przbylko 146 2.65
Ray Gaddis 146 2.65
Brenden Aaronson 142 2.58
Jamiro Monteiro 140 2.55
Anthony Fontana 139 2.53
Jack Elliott 136 2.47
Jim Curtin 132 2.4
Ilsinho 128 2.33
Sergio Santos 110 2