Philadelphia Union announced today that Andre Blake has received an international call-up from Jamaica. Blake joins a long list of Philadelphia Union players called up from their respective federations ahead of next week’s FIFA international window. He joins the list of Union players called up is as follows: Brenden Aaronson, Matt Freese, Mark McKenzie (All United States Under-23), Olivier Mbaizo (Cameroon Under-23), Jamiro Monteiro (Cape Verde), and Warren Creavalle (Guyana).
Blake joins Jamaica ahead of a pair of matches in the Concacaf Nations League contests: at Antigua and Barbuda (Nov. 15) and vs. Guyana (Nov. 18). The captain of the Reggae Boyz last joined the team for their Nations League matchups vs. Aruba (Oct. 12) and at Aruba (Oct. 15). Blake started vs. Aruba, keeping a clean sheet in 2-0 win. These matches are Jamaica’s last two in the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League B, which consists of a double round robin among four teams in one group. The team won their first two matches against Antigua and Barbuda (6-0) and Guyana (4-0) with Blake earning clean sheets in both. The team atop the group after all matches are played earns promotion to League A for the 2021-22 cycle. Blake has earned 45 caps for the side.