What started with his name called first at the 2014 MLS SuperDraft has grown into a club legend that will never be forgotten as Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made his 222nd MLS regular season appearance on Saturday night.
With the start in goal for the Boys in Blue, Blake passes former teammate Ray Gaddis for the club's all-time record in the statistic.
The Jamaican has amassed quite the resume during the past decade with Philadelphia, putting on amazing displays that have coined numerous catchphrases such as Saves By Dre and Brick Wall Blake. Blake has amassed four MLS All-Star Appearances (another team record), three MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Awards (the first player in MLS history to do so) and literally owns the entire record book of the Union. One of two Union players to play every single minute of their 2022 MLS regular season, Blake led the league with 15 shutouts to re-establish the club record. The Jamaican international saved 79.4 percent of the shots he faced in 2022, which is the most among goalkeepers who have appeared in at least three games. With Blake in the net, the Union achieved the fewest goals ever conceded (26) by any MLS team during a 34-game season.
During his Union career, Blake has made 678 saves in nearly 20,000 minutes of league regular season action. Blake has racked up 71 clean sheets and sports an impressive 1.21 goals against average.