Andre Blake

Major League Soccer

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/21/17

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Blake tops player index, conference finals preview, and no new USMNT coach until 2018?

Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake earns top Audi Player Index Goalkeeper spot
With an Audi Player Index score of 485, Andre Blake was the top-rated keeper in the 2017 MLS season.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/1/17

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New month, new links

Philadelphia Union News

Jack Elliott, Andre Blake named finalists for MLS End of Year Awards
Elliott was named as a finalists for Rookie of the Year, while Blake is named a finalist for Goalkeeper of the Year.

MLS News

Atlanta United reportedly agrees to sign Argentine defender Franco Escobar
A 3 year contract is said to be on the table.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/3/17

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The Andre Blake show and more in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake named to MLS Team of the Week
Andre Blake's accolades continues to add up, as he was named to the MLS Team of the Week for the second time in three weeks.

Vote Andre Blake for Save of the Week
Another chance for Andre to win Save of the Week, go vote!

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/19/17

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All Andre, all the time.

Philadelphia Union News

Vote Andre Blake for MLS Save of the Week
It's Andre Blake Day for the daily links. First vote Andre for Save of the Week.

Andre Blake named to MLS Team of the Week
Andre was also named to the MLS Team of the Week.

U.S. Women's National Team

News Roundup: Union offseason needs, continuing Columbus drama Columbus, an important discussion about net quality

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The headlines you missed if you weren't paying attention this weekend.

News roundup: Andre Blake multimillion dollar transfer to EPL killed due to arcane permit rule

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Jamaican players can't move to Europe thanks to their low FIFA ranking, Jay Heaps gets the ax, MLS is considers changing playoff format, USWNT heads to Cinci, and much more.

Philadelphia Union

PSP roundtable: The state of the Union

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We asked PSP's writers the big questions about the state of the Union. Here's what they had to say.

In pictures: Union 6-1 Orlando

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Sunday afternoon's season finale, as the Philadelphia Union easily handled the Orlando City SC 6-1.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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After Philadelphia's thrashing of Orlando, it's hard to ignore it may have been the final game for some in the 'blue and gold.' PSP takes a look at their performances, as well those who are likely to return.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 6-1 Orlando City SC

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Brian Carroll played his first minutes of the season and last of his career, and three Union players notched braces as Philly trounced a sad Orlando City side 6-1

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia+ - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union have two wins, two losses, and two draws all-time against Orlando City.

Player ratings: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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PSP dives into the player ratings of the Union's final road game of 2017, a 3-2 defeat in Chicago.

GAME THREAD: Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: October 15, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Place: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL
  • Television: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 7 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws against Chicago Fire
  • Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 2-0 Sounders

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 Seattle Sounders

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Goals from Marcus Epps and Roland Alberg gave the Union a 2-0 win over Seattle.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

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Game Info

  • Date: October 1, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: ESPN - Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman, Reporter: Julie Stewart-Binks
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 3 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws against Seattle Sounders
  • Know Thy Enemy: Sounder at Heart

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

Match report: Atlanta United FC 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Union faced MLS' hottest team in Atlanta, and got torched. The darling expansion side outclassed Philadelphia en route to a 3-0 home win.

GAME THREAD: Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: September 27, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: The Philadelphia Union played Atlanta United to a 2-2 draw in their first and only meeting.

Player Ratings: Philadelphia Union 3 – 1 Chicago Fire

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The Union gave a standout performance in contrast with their recent run. Christian Sandler breaks down who the biggest contributors were.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chicago Fire

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Chris Pontius scored twice and C.J. Sapong added a goal as the Union defeated the Chicago Fire 3-1 in Chester on Saturday night. Pontius finally broke into the goals column with his first two of the season, nodding in a Keegan Rosenberry cross in the 10th minute and knocking home [...]

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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Game Info

  • Date: September 23, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: The Comcast Network - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 6 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws against Chicago Fire
  • Know Thy Enemy: Hot Time In Old Town

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Warren Creavalle, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, C.

Union brass says there has yet to be a concrete offer for Andre Blake

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CHESTER, PA Andre Blake has been looked at as the most valuable piece on the Philadelphia Union roster for quite some time.

Not only is Blake valuable on the field for the Union, earning the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, he has also been in the discussion of what a transfer fee may yield to help the club develop further.

Player of the week: Andre Blake

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Andre Blake stellar performance in North Jersey brings back our "player of the week" piece after a slight hiatus.

Player Ratings: New York Red Bulls 0 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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The good, the bad, and the concerningly disinterested.

News roundup: New York Red Bulls vs. Andre Blake

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Attendance records, national team updates, and the rest of the day's news.

Union's point on the road down to heroics of Andre Blake

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The Philadelphia Union walked out of Red Bull Arena on Sunday with unfavorable statistics. They had six shots to the New York Red Bulls' 16. They recorded two of those shots on target, while their opposition had eight. The Union had two corners total, while the Red Bulls tallied 11.

Red Bulls fail to crack the Union in scoreless draw

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The New York Red Bulls rested a number of first choice players for Sunday's match against the Philadelphia Union ahead of the U.S. Open Cup final this week and failed to pick up the result at home.

With the Red Bulls best playmaker and goalscorer on the bench for much of the match, the Union earned a hard-fought road result 0-0 at Red Bull Arena.

Match recap: New York Red Bulls 0, Philadelphia Union 0

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The Union get a point on the road thanks to the stellar play of Andre Blake.

ESPN's Sunday MLS match had the distinct disadvantage of following up the Atlanta United - Orlando City defense-optional match in front of over 70,000 fans and going up against the NFL. Those who remained to watch were treated to a great display of goalkeeping from two of Major League Soccer's best.

Match report: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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Goals by C.J. Sapong and Ethan Finlay canceled each other out as —with a little help from VAR — Philadelphia Union earned a 1-1 draw at Minnesota United.

Philadelphia football: Comparing Union players to Eagles players

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As the Union's season crawls to a disappointing conclusion, the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their season this Sunday in Washington D.C. PSP is here to offer the definitive comparison of the two teams. Some choices are simple (I wonder who Doug Pederson is), while Carson Wentz's counterpart may surprise you.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/6/17

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Union back in action, MLS Power Rankings, US result, and other games from around the world.

Philadelphia Union News

UNION FACT CHECK: Union plays second expansion team in as many games when facing Minnesota
Philadelphia Union return to MLS action this week to take on new MLS franchise Minnesota United in the Twin Cities on Sept.

Shorthanded Union drop points at the death

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Another late goal, another missed opportunity.

For more than an hour, it looked like the Philadelphia Union were going to outlast a swarming Atlanta United side desperate for an equalizing goal. Even after Josh Yaro's 52nd-minute red card left his side shorthanded for the remainder of the second half, the Union held strong.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United

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Tyrone Mears scored in stoppage time to earn Atlanta United a 2-2 draw in Philadelphia.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United

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Game Info

  • Date: August 26, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: Comcast SportsNet - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS LIVE
  • All-Time Record: First meeting between the clubs
  • Know Thy Enemy: Dirty South Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Giliano Wijnaldum, Jack Elliott, Josh Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Fafa Picault, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United

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Can the Union bounce back and kick off a win streak? PSP previews Saturday's Union-Atlanta match, which has the potential for a lot of goals and which the Union desperately need to win.

Player Ratings: Toronto FC 3 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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Poor performances from several players overshadowed a few bright spots on the Union's final trip to Canada this season.

The Rest

Player to watch: Andre Blake

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It's going to be an interesting offseason for Union goalkeeper Andre Blake as he enters the last year of his contract.

Oka Nikolov signs for LA Galaxy

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Nikolov coached Andre Blake to the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award

Per a press release, former Philadephia Union goalkeeper turned goalkeeping coach Oka Nikolov has signed with the LA Galaxy. Nikolov started his career with the Union in 2013 after over two decades with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany's Bundesliga and 2.

Season review: Andre Blake

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The Union's No. 1 has been nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year again, so clearly his season went well. But it's less clear what lies ahead for the Jamaican international.

News roundup: Time to sell Blake?, Yanks desperate for road result, WCQ news, more

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Tonight's away match versus Honduras could be the decider for the U.S.'s automatic qualification for Russia 2018.