The Philadelphia Union’s goalkeeper Andre Blake will not need to go too far for his latest call to international duty. Instead of trekking to Jamaica (or some far off land), his latest stint with the Reggae Boyz will see him head to Chattanooga, Tennessee to face off against the United States and to Houston, Texas to face Honduras in a pair of friendlies next month. Blake will be joined by Bethlehem Steel FC’s Cory Burke.
The reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year has been back in camp with the Union, however he has been a fixture with Jamaica since his return from injury shortly after Jamaica’s loss to Mexico in the 2015 Gold Cup. He’s been one of the bright spots for a Jamaica team that is tuning up for the 2017 CFU Caribbean Cup, which will take place in Martinique from June 22 through June 25. Jamaica is the reigning Caribbean Cup champion, having won the 2014 edition in penalties against Trinidad and Tobago. Blake won the tournament’s Golden Gloves award for his performance.