Andre Blake was nominated for the second year in a row for MLS's Goalkeeper of the Year award, and he's aiming to become the first person ever to win the award in consecutive years. Blake built off his 2016 career year and made 2017 another career year, where he broke many personal records which he set during his Goalkeeper of the Year campaign. He set new highs in shutouts, while seeing his goals against average drop, and set the team record for most consecutive shutouts. To read more about Blake's case for the 2017 Goalkeeper of the Year, click here.
By the Numbers
Jack Elliott has put together a fantastic rookie season, but as a defender, it's tough to exactly see how good he's been. Most people think in goals and assists, but for defenders, there's so much more that goes into it. Dive deep into the numbers of Elliott's rookie season, and see where he ranks among all rookies, and specifically the rookie defenders, just to see how dominant he's been this season. To see his rookie year by the numbers, click here.
In the Union's match against Chicago Fire Sunday, CJ Sapong registered his 200th career appearance in MLS. He broke into the league in 2011, playing 110 games for Sporting Kansas City before being traded to Philadelphia, where he has thrived. During his career, he has won awards such as Rookie of the Year, and is leaving a lasting impact on the Philadelphia Union record books. To read more about his career so far, click here.