Andre Blake

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Andre Blake
Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union (cropped).jpg
Blake playing for the Philadelphia Union in 2017
Personal information
Full name Andre Jason Blake[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth May Pen, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 18
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Connecticut Huskies 68 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Philadelphia Union 65 (0)
National team
2014– Jamaica 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:43, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:35, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

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[edit]

College[edit]

Blake spent three years playing college soccer at UConn, before signing a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer.[3]

Professional[edit]

Blake was selected by Philadelphia Union first overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.[4] Originally anticipated to be the Union's starting goalkeeper, he was deputized to the bench when the Union signed designated player, Raïs M'Bolhi.[5] Blake would make his first appearance for the Union in a friendly match against Crystal Palace in July 2014.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9]

International career[edit]

Blake made his Jamaica senior national team starting debut on March 2, 2014, versus Barbados, a 2–0 win.[10] Blake earned his first medal for Jamaica later that year, winning the 2014 Caribbean Cup and earning the Golden Gloves award in the process.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Blake earned his U.S. green card in summer 2015. This status also qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 2 May 2017[13][14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League US Open Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Philadelphia Union 2014 MLS 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
2015 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2016 32 0 2 0 1 0 35 0
2017 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Career total 65 0 5 0 1 0 71 0

International[edit]

As of 2 May 2017[15]
Jamaica
Year Apps Goals
2014 8 0
2015 4 0
2016 9 0
2017 1 0
Total 22 0

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

International[edit]

Jamaica[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamaica's 40 player provisional list to Copa Centenario". Jamaica Football Federation. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Philadelphia Union Player Profile
  3. ^ "UConn Andre Blake Profile". UConn Athletics. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Union take Andre Blake in 1st pick". ESPN FC. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "How Union GK Andre Blake conquered hurdles to become a star". MLSSoccer.com. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Union showcase a few new faces in Friday night friendly against Crystal Palace at PPL Park". Philadelphia Union. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Andre Blake makes strong claim for Philadelphia Union starting goalkeeper job after win in Montreal". MLSSoccer.com. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Union draw with New England as Blake sets single-game club save record". Philadelphia Union. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Villa, Pirlo and Kaka headline MLS All-Star squad to face Arsenal". FourFourTwo. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Union rookie goalkeeper Andre Blake called up to Jamaican national team for pair of friendlies". Philadelphia Union. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "Andre Blake and Jamaica defeats Trinidad and Tobago in shootout to win 2014 Caribbean Cup". Brotherly Game. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  12. ^ Marc Narducci (22 July 2015). "Union will face Red Bulls in U.S. Open Cup matinee". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  13. ^ a b Andre Blake at Soccerway. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  14. ^ MLS player profile
  15. ^ "Andre Blake". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "Andre Blake named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year". Goal.com. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "MLS Best XI revealed: Who was the best at each position in 2016?". MLSsoccer.com. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Gold Cup Golden Glove Presented by Allstate". 26 July 2017.