Tonight against Atlanta United, Union Goalkeeper Andre Blake achieves his 200th cap for the Union.

In 2014, the Union selected Andre Blake from UConn with the first pick in the MLS SuperDraft. After a brief stint behind Rais M’Bolhi, Blake has been a brick wall for the Union ever since.

The Individual Accolades

In Andre Blake’s time with the Union, personal accolades have been coming in constantly.

4-Time MLS All-Star (2016, 2019, 2021, 2022)

2-Time MLS Best XI (2016, 2020)

MLS is Back Tournament Golden Glove (2020)

MLS is Back Tournament Best XI (2020)

2-Time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year (2016, 2020) soon to be 3-time MLS Goalkeeper of the year

As if these accolades don’t speak for themselves, Blake is not only cementing himself as a Union legend. He is also on his way to being a top Goalkeeper in the history of MLS.

Too Many Moments to List Them All

Blake has had just too many individual moments to mention them all. From breathtaking saves to heart-pumping PK denials. However, that won’t stop you from taking a brief trip to some of the best moments.

Last but certainly not least. Remember when Nashville had 4 penalty kicks and didn’t convert a single one? Thanks, Andre!

What Does the Future Hold?

During Blake’s rise to MLS Stardom, his name was thrown around in transfer rumors every window. Ultimately, nothing ever came to fruition.

Blake at age 31 has likely seen his European transfer time pass. That is fortunate for the Union. How high he can go on all-time MLS ranks depends on how long he plays.

He is cemented as a Union legend. The day he leaves or retires his name will be right up with Seba Le Toux in the Union Ring of Honor. As for his all-time MLS status, he has some work to do to reach the likes of Nick Rimando and Kevin Hartman.

However, at the rate Blake is playing, don’t count him out to reach that level.

Congrats Andre on this amazing achievement. He has been at the center of the Union’s rise from expansion team to Supporters Shield winners and MLS Cup contenders. All Union fans hope to see him defending the Union goal for years to come!

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