Jamaican Andre Blake was awarded the tournament Golden Glove Award for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Blake, who suffered an injury in the Gold Cup finals match, won the award for his outstanding performance as Jamaica’s goalkeeper in the tournament. The Gold Cup tournament concluded yesterday with the USA beating the Jamaica Reggae Boyz 2-1. The Golden Glove Award is sponsored by All State Insurance company. The 26-year-old player is the very first Jamaican football player to win the Golden Glove Award for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Andre Blake’s Finger Injury
Blake’s injury happened during a double save on goal shots by USA football players Kellyn Acosta and Jozy Altidore. Immediately after those saves, he went down struggling in pain holding his fingers. After the match, Blake told Univision Deportes he had seven stitches on his wound.
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) released a statement saying the Blake suffered a finger injury. He received his award with a taped hand.
The well wishes from football fans worldwide on social media to Blake’s injury will certainly lift the spirits of the young star as he recovers.
In 2014 Andre Blake was selected by Philadelphia Union first overall in the MLS SuperDraft. Blake was included in the roster for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game.