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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. Blake's Player Index score is over 175 points higher than the average among league goalkeepers.

The Audi Player Index uses a data-based model to record and score nearly every action on the field. For example, Blake's penalty save against D.C. United was worth 335 points for Player Index score, and each of his trademark diving saves earned 55 points. 

To be eligible for the award, players must have appeared in 24 games, and played at least 1,530 minutes during the regular season. In 26 starts and 2340 minutes played this season, Blake made 88 saves, earned a career-high 9 shutouts, and posted an impressive 1.31 Goals Against Average (improving on his mark of 1.56 from last season). He recently finished second in Keeper of the Year voting, following up his first place finish from 2016. While the Audi Player Index only tracks league play, Blake impressed internationally as well. The Jamaican-native earned the Golden Glove award and a spot in the Best XI at the 2017 Gold Cup as his Reggae Boyz finished as runners up to the United States Men's National Team.

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