Blake is back for Jamaica!
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Blake is back for Jamaica!

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Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake (pictured) was one of the stars of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. (Photo: AFP Services)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Football Federation announced Wednesday that goalkeeper Andre Blake has been called up to the national team as a replacement for Shaven Sean Paul ahead of Saturday’s international friendly at Canada.

Blake was key to the Reggae Boyz’s run to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final.  The 26-year-old was replaced midway through the first half a 2-1 loss to the United States in the decider on July 26 after suffering a hand laceration.  He was named the competition’s Golden Glove winner.

The 30-time capped University of Connecticut product was out of action until August 23, when he returned to the Philadelphia Union’s starting line-up in a 3-0 loss at Toronto FC.

Jamaica will depart for Toronto on Thursday morning from Norman Manley International Airport.

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