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Andre Blake

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Born
1990 (29 years old)

Birth Place
May Pen, Jamaica

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Goalkeeper

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6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

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Philadelphia Union

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American Major League Soccer

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Andre Jason Blake (born 21 November 1990) is a Jamaican international footballer who plays professionally for the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer, as a goalkeeper.

Club career
College
Blake spent three years playing college soccer at UConn, before signing a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer. He registered 37 shutouts over his three years in goal for the Huskies, winning the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012 and the AAC Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 2013. He was named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy in 2013.

Professional
Blake was selected by Philadelphia Union first overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. Originally anticipated to be the Union's starting goalkeeper, he was deputized to the bench when the Union signed designated player, Raïs M'Bolhi. Blake would make his first appearance for the Union in a friendly match against Crystal Palace in July 2014. He would make his first competitive start for the Union in a 1-0 win against Montreal Impact who debuted Didier Drogba as their new designated player. Blake would start for five of the remaining eight matches in the 2015 season. One of his most notable performances was on September 26, 2015, playing against New England Revolution, where Blake set a Union team record for saves in a match with 10 stops to preserve a 1-1 draw.

During the 2016 season, Blake cemented himself as the clear starting goalkeeper for the Union. In July 2016, he was included in the roster for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game.

International career
Blake made his Jamaica senior national team starting debut on March 2, 2014, versus Barbados, a 2–0 win. Blake earned his first medal for Jamaica later that year, winning the 2014 Caribbean Cup and earning the Golden Gloves award in the process.

Personal life
Blake earned his U.S. green card in summer 2015. This status also qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.


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