Andre Blake (JAM): Gold Cup hero
Andre Blake (red jersey) leads out Jamaica for its CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Mexico on July 13, 2017. (Photo: AFP Services)

Andre Blake (GK) – Philadelphia Union (USA); Jamaica

The top players always play their best on the biggest stage.  Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake capitalized on his moment in 2017, playing a key role in the Reggae Boyz’s second straight runner-up finish in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.  Supreme shot-stopping abilities – plus acrobatic denials -- earned him the competition’s Golden Glove award and a spot in the Best XI.  Blake, 27, also appeared in 26 games for the Philadelphia Union during the 2017 Major League Soccer regular season, conceding 34 goals.

Male Player of the Year Nominee | Andre Blake