Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has been busy at the Gold Cup with the Jamaican National Team this summer, but that has not stopped him from getting a Green Card. The Number One Pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft has seen little playing time in his professional career due to multiple injuries and a glut of goalkeepers in Philadelphia, but his talent was undeniable in his three years of college at the University of Connecticut as well as his stint with Jamaica during the 2014 Caribbean Cup that saw him win the Golden Gloves award for best goalkeeper in the tournament. Since Blake seems to be healthy again he should start to see the pitch for club and country on a more consistent basis.
Now that the 24-year-old has a green card the Union have an international roster spot open, which opens the door for a possible international signing this summer. The Union have had a few international trialists this summer and now they are in a better position to sign at least one of them, unfortunately there will probably not be a summer signing unless Rais M'bolhi is sold sometime soon. Let's hope that M'bolhi's massive paycheck is offloaded this summer so that Jim Curtin can acquire some new talent for a push toward a playoff spot.
UPDATE: We just want to clarify proper citation here and that this should've been credited to Matthew De George of the Delco Times for breaking this news.
Also, Andre Blake just got his green card. That means an open international spot for the Union.— Matthew De George (@sportsdoctormd) July 20, 2015