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Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake opens sports bar with his wife in Jamaica

Blake’s Kickout Sports Bar & Lounge opened earlier this month

Carl Gulbish

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake can now add sports bar owner to his resume.

He and his wife, Shauna Kay Blake, recently opened a sports bar in Jamaica called Blake’s Kickout Sports Bar and Lounge near where the 30-year-old reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year grew up in the city of May Pen.

The Jamaican international keeper talked about the new business with the Jamaica Gleaner.

“I’m business-minded and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Blake said. “This is me coming back and doing something, not just for myself, but something where I am able to employ people. For me, this is very important because it’s a dream come true and I’m very excited.”

Unsurprisingly, Blake has high standards for the new venture, which he and his wife have been working to get off the ground since last March.

“I want to ensure that whenever you come to Blake’s Kickout Sports Bar and Lounge, you get the best ever – best customer service, the best food – because I know how much it means to go out and be able to enjoy dining and having a fantastic experience,” he said.