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Andre Blake gets Jamaica call up

The Philadelphia Union's best player will ply his trade for the Jamaican National Team as they try to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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The Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake will play for the Jamaican National Team for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
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Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake was called up to the Jamaica National Team today by Manager Winfried Schäfer. Blake will join the Reggae Boyz from March 21st through March 30th as they face off against Costa Rica in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Per the Union's Marisa Pilla, Blake will not miss any matches with the Philadelphia Union.

Blake has 13 caps with Jamaica, including the 2014 CONCACAF Caribbean Cup where he won the tournament's Golden Gloves award for best goalkeeper as well as being part of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up.

After a tumltuous 2015 where Blake battled injuries and being relegated to the bench in favor of the Rais M'Bolhi experiment, he's emerged as the Union's best player in 2016. His 1.50 GAA after two games belies the fact that he's averaging an incredible 7 saves on 8.5 shots per game.