On Saturday night, playing as Philadelphia Union goalkeeper, the Reggae Boyz captain Andre Blake made his 212th MLS regular season start to set a new record for the most starts for the Philadelphia-based club in the MLS.
The governing body of football in Jamaica, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), took to Instagram to celebrate the achievement and congratulate Andre Blake, the official page for JFF shared a photo of the outstanding goalkeeper with the caption, “Another Club Achievement! Andre Blake made his 212th start for Philadelphia Union and became the all-time leader in MLS regular season starts.”
Andre Blake has been outstanding since he made his debut in the MLS after being selected as the first pick in the 2014 Super Draft. In the past decade, the Jamaican ace has amassed quite the reputation with Philadelphia, putting on incredible displays that earned him the nickname Brick Wall Blake.
He has made four MLS All-Star appearances, which is also another Philadelphia Union record, and won three MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Awards, the first player in MLS history to do so.
Fans of the distinguished goalkeeper have questioned why the 32-year-old hasn’t got a professional contract in Europe’s top leagues, given his outstanding performances in America’s top league.