D.C. United Approval Ratings: Blake Brettschneider

Blake Brettschneider could develop into a powerful striker for D.C. United

We're spending the first month or so of the D.C. United offseason grading each player on the roster with an approval rating. A vote for APPROVE means you were satisfied with the player's performance and want to see him back in D.C. next season. A vote for DISAPPROVE means you want United to move on without him. There is no middle ground, so please leave salary and contract implications out of your decision.

Rookie forward Blake Brettschneider finished the 2011 season with one goal and one assist in 15 matches (nine starts) for United. Not too bad for a Supplemental Draft choice. Especially one who some analysts had written off after a disappointing MLS Combine performance.

His goal came on a pretty long-distance strike outside the box in a loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, and his assist came on an endline header off a long throw that found Perry Kitchen for a goal against the Portland Timbers.

Brettschneider is physical, aggressive, and occasionally displays a shooting accuracy that reminds us of a younger version of another physical, aggressive 6'-0" American forward. If Brettschneider can somehow manage to develop along the career track of Chris Wondolowski, we'll really have something on our hands. That might be far too much to wish for though.

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