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Andre Blake nominated for Concacaf’s Men’s Player of the year



The Philadelphia Union may have the best player in Concacaf on their roster right now.

Goalkeeper Andre Blake has been nominated for Concacaf Men’s Player of the Year, the confederation announced on Friday. Blake is one of six candidates for the role.

Blake will compete against Americans Tyler Adams (Leeds United) and Christian Pulisic (Chelsea F.C.), Canadians Jonathan David (LOSC Lille) and Alphonso Davies (F.C. Bayern Munich), and Mexican goalkeeper Memo Ochoa (US Salernitana 1919). Of those players, Blake was the only to not to participate in the 2022 World Cup.

In the past year, Blake established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in MLS history. He won his third Goalkeeper of the Year Award, the first keeper to win the award as many times. He allowed 30 goals in 33 MLS games, including both the regular season and the playoffs. He was instrumental in leading the team to the MLS Cup Final, and led them to a regular season finish at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Voting for the award is done by head coaches and captains of Concacaf Member Association’s men’s teams, as well as fans and media. Fans who wish to vote for the award can do it here, voting closes on April 15.

Joe is a junior at Penn State studying journalism and sports studies, among other things. He's covered the Union since 2017 and has written for Brotherly Game / Philadelphia Soccer Now since 2019. He seeks to answer life's greatest questions, such as, "How did I get here?" and "Where is that large automobile?" You can find Joe on Twitter (iamjoelister) or via email (

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