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Jamaican Soccer Player Andre Blake Wins MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award

Jamaican Soccer Player Andre Blake Wins MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award

Jamaica’s Andre Blake turned in a stellar performance in his first full season with the Philadelphia Union. The starting goalkeeper is the only one in the history of the MLS to be chosen Number 1 overall in the MLS SuperDraft and has now been named the Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. Blake dazzled fans in 2016 and established himself as the top choice for the Jamaican National Team. He set personal bests in nearly every goalkeeping category during his first full season as a starter. He finished with 32 starts, six shutouts, 99 saves, and 10 wins in the regular season. Commenting on his award, Blake said he was very grateful for the honor and that winning Goalkeeper of the Year in his first full season was something he would always cherish. He thanked his teammates for pushing him to improve every day and the technical staff and goalkeeper coach Oka Nikolov for helping him to succeed. He allso thanked votes in the MLS for recognizing Philadelphia’s 2016 season and said he and team plan to be even better in 2017.

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