2017 (Philadelphia): Blake made 26 appearances (26 starts) for the Union in 2017, compiling a 9-10-7 record with a career-best nine shutouts ... he started the club's opener at Vancouver (March 5), keeping his ninth career MLS clean sheet in the 0-0 draw ... he continued in the starting lineup for the home opener vs. Toronto FC (March 11) and in every Union match through the contest vs. New England (July 2), including in the match at LA Galaxy (April 29), where he registered his second shutout of the season and 10th of his Union career ... notched back-to-back shutouts for the first time in his MLS career following a 3-0 blanking of the New York Red Bulls (May 6) ... extended his career-best shutout streak to 273 minutes following a third consecutive clean sheet, at D.C. United (May 13), the second-longest shutout streak across all of MLS in 2017 at the time, and just the second time in Union history that the team registered three straight clean sheets ... took his shutout streak to 363 minutes, setting a high watermark for any goalkeeper in MLS this season at the time, with his fourth consecutive clean sheet, vs. Houston (May 17) ... it was the first time that any Union team ever recorded four straight shutouts as well as the second longest individual shutout streak (by minutes) in team history ... extended his shutout streak to a League best 378 minutes as part of a 2-1 win against Colorado (May 20), the Union's record fourth straight victory ... recorded a season-high seven stops in back-to-back starts at Real Salt Lake (May 27) and at NYCFC (June 3) ... was called-up by Jamaica to represent the Reggae Boyz ahead of a friendly at Peru (June 13), which he started (his 24th cap), making five saves ... saved a penalty en route to his sixth clean sheet of the year in a 1-0 win over D.C. United (June 24) ... was called up by Jamaica ahead of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage ... set a new single-season career best with his seventh shutout in a 3-0 win over New England (July 2) ... kept a clean sheet for the Reggae Boyz while also wearing the captain's armband in a 2-0 win over Curacao (July 9) in Jamaica's tournament opener ... remaining as captain, kept his second clean sheet of the tournament vs. Mexico (July 14) ... completed the Group Stage against El Salvador (July 16) ... helped Jamaica advance to the Semifinals behind a 2-1 win over Canada (July 20) ... shut out Mexico as part of a 1-0 win in the Semifinals (July 23, his 29th cap), helping Jamaica advance to the Final ... started the Final (July 26) but left early due to a hand injury ... was named to the tournament's Best XI as well as its Golden Gloves winner following the event ... missed the Union matches from the clash at Sporting KC (July 6) through the contest vs. Columbus (July 26) while with Jamaica ... returned to the Union but missed the matches from the contest at New England (July 29) through the match at San Jose (August 19) with a hand laceration ... returned to the lineup in the contest at Toronto FC (August 23) and started every match through the end of the year, including a stellar eight-save performance at New York Red Bulls (September 17), his eighth shutout of the year ... was called-up by Jamaica ahead of an international friendly at Canada (September 2), a match which he started for his 31st cap ... registered his ninth shutout as part of a 2-0 win over Seattle (October 1) ... was called-up by Jamaica ahead of a friendly at Saudi Arabia (October 7), but did not travel ... did not appear for Philadelphia in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
2016 (Philadelphia): Blake broke out in 2016, starting 32 matches for the Union en route to being named the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. He went 10-13-9 with 99 saves over a career-high 2,880 minutes played. He also started two U.S. Open Cup matches and the Union’s postseason contest at Toronto FC. Midway through the campaign, Blake was also named to the 2016 MLS All-Star squad along with Keegan Rosenberry, where he started the contest against Arsenal.
2015 (Philadelphia): The Jamaican international made six appearances (all starts) for the Union, all down the stretch of the 2015 season. He started six of the final eight matches after recovering from knee injuries, going 2-3-1 with 26 saves over 540 minutes played. He made 10 saves against New England on September 26, 2015, setting a club record. He also started the final of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Sporting Kansas City, a narrow penalty shootout loss for Philadelphia.
2014 (Philadelphia): Blake was selected by Philadelphia first overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, the first goalkeeper ever to be taken first overall in the history of the event. During his rookie season, he made one appearance (one start) for Philadelphia, on August 16, 2014 at Houston. He also started the Union’s U.S. Open Cup match against Harrisburg (June 18, 2014), a 3-1 victory for Philadelphia.
Blake regularly features as Jamaica’s number one goalkeeper and has earned 31 caps for the Reggae Boyz. His debut came in a friendly against Barbados on March 3, 2014. He has since started for Jamaica in the 2014 Caribbean Cup as well as FIFA World Cup qualification and the Copa America Centenario 2016, where he played every minute of every match. He received his first call-up of the 2017 season ahead of a friendly against Peru in Lima (June 13). He started that match and made five saves, earning his 24th cap in the process. He also received a call-up to represent Jamaica during the Group Stage in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He kept a clean sheet while wearing the captain's armband during a 2-0 win over Curacao to begin the tournament (July 9). Serving as the captain again, he registered his second consecutive shutout in Jamaica's next tournament game, vs. Mexico (July 14). Completing the Group Stage with Jamaica in second place, Blake earned his 27th cap against El Salvador (July 16). In the Quarterfinals, he made four saves in his 28th cap en route to a 2-1 win over Canada (July 20), helping Jamaica reach the Semifinals. One match later, in cap number 29, while still serving as Jamaica's captain, he made five saves en route to another shutout over Mexico (July 23) as Jamaica advanced to the Final. Blake started the Final (July 26), his 30th cap, but left early due to a hand injury. Following the tournament, he was named the Golden Gloves winner as well as to the Best XI for the event.
Following the Gold Cup, Blake's next call-up came ahead of an international friendly at Canada (September 2). He started that contest, earning his 31st cap. He was called-up ahead of an additional friendly, at Saudi Arabia (October 7), but did not travel.
Blake registered 37 shutouts and a 46-10-12 record in three years at the University of Connecticut, earning Conference Goalkeeper of the Year awards each season (two Big East, one American Athletic Conference). A semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as a junior, he also earned All-Big East first team, NSCAA First Team All-American, Soccer America MVP First Team and Soccer America All-Freshman First Team recognition during his time at UConn.
Selected by the Philadelphia Union in the First Round (First Overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on January 16, 2014.
Name: Andre Blake
Born: November 21, 1990 in May Pen, Jamaica
Hometown: May Pen, Jamaica
Acquired: Selected by the Philadelphia Union in the First Round (First Overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on January 16, 2014.