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Union trade up to No. 1, select UConn goalie Blake

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With the first pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union selected University of Connecticut goalie Andre Blake. Blake is leaving UConn a year early after posting a 10-3-8 record with 10 shutouts and a 0.75 GAA. He is a Generation Adidas player.

Blake was the consensus best player in the draft, with both SBI and TopDrawerSoccer listing him as the top talent on the board.

The Union traded away the #2 pick and allocation money to move up and select Blake.

After trading the top pick, DC United manager Ben Olsen said of Andre Blake, “We think he’s the real thing, but we don’t need one.”

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