By Stuart Asher
The Union’s Andre Blake has been voted the 2020 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.
Philly led MLS with a 20 goals allowed this season, its 0.87 goals allowed per game average the seventh-best in MLS history, and recorded the most points-per-game in the league, earning the Supporters’ Shield and home-field advantage throughout the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.
Blake posted a 77.8 save percentage and allowed 18 goals in his regular season appearances for an 0.88 goals allowed average, both league bests for goalkeepers with 20 or more appearances on the year. The 29-year-old’s 13 goalkeeper wins also led MLS, with the Union posting a 13-3-5 overall record in matches Blake started between the posts.
Among the top moments for Blake this season include a diving save in a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Oct. 19, which is one of 12 finalists for the 2020 MLS Save of the Year. Fan voting ends on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. ET. The 29-year-old also registered an eight-save performance on March 8 in a 3-3 shootout draw against LAFC. Blake’s eight saves in that contest are tied for the most by a goalkeeper in any regular season match this season.
Additionally, Blake was named one of five finalists for the 2020 Landon Donovan MLS MVP award, the first time a goalkeeper has been named a finalist for the award since Joe Cannon in 2004.
The Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award was voted on by MLS club technical staff, media and current MLS players. Below is a breakdown of the voting results:
|Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Voting|
|Player||Player Vote %||Club Vote %||Media Vote %||Final Vote %|
|Andre Blake (PHI)||33.02%||49.12%||50.21%||44.12%|
|Matt Turner (NE)||8.49%||11.40%||16.74%||12.21%|
|Eloy Room (CLB)||10.03%||6.14%||6.14%||7.44%|
|Pedro Gallese (ORL)||8.49%||7.02%||5.08%||6.86%|
|Stefan Frei (SEA)||4.78%||7.89%||5.30%||5.99%|
|Sean Johnson (NYC)||4.32%||7.02%||5.72||5.69% |