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Rate the U: Andre Blake to the rescue

Blake’s late save salvaged a point for the Philadelphia Union in Ohio

Philadelphia Union v FC Cincinnati Photo by Jason Whitman/NurPhoto via Getty Images

For the sixth time this season, Andre Blake topped our Community Player Ratings poll after single-handedly salvaging a point in Cincinnati with a late save.

It took more than 90 minutes for FC Cincinnati to test Blake, but when they did through Joe Gyau in the 92nd minute, the Jamaica international was up to the task, parrying away Gyau’s shot that appeared to be on its way to tucking itself inside the far post.

Blake received an average rating of 4.24, which is the lowest of his average ratings that topped the poll. He received the highest average rating after four of the six matches the Union played at the MLS is Back Tournament (2 of the 3 counted toward regular season standings). He also topped the poll after the win over the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena.

Forward Andrew Wooten had the lowest average rating of anyone on the team for the third straight game. Wooten had a 2.19 average rating and was one of five — head coach Jim Curtin included — to have an average rating below three.

Mark McKenzie finished second with a 3.65 average rating.

2020 Rate the U Results: FC Cincinnati, Sept. 23, 2020

Player Total Avg.
Player Total Avg.
Andre Blake 157 4.24
Mark McKenzie 135 3.65
Jakob Glesnes 133 3.6
Jose Martinez 126 3.41
Matt Real 119 3.22
Brenden Aaronson 117 3.16
Sergio Santos 114 3.08
Kacper Przybylko 112 3.03
Jamiro Monteiro 112 3.03
Ilsinho 110 2.97
Ray Gaddis 108 2.92
Jim Curtin 108 2.92
Olivier Mbaizo 100 2.7
Andrew Wooten 81 2.19