HOW ACQUIRED: Selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft
A Generation adidas signing, and the first goalkeeper ever to be taken with the top pick in the history of MLS' college draft, Blake has finally assumed the mantle of No. 1 goalkeeper. After working through a pair of knee injuries early in 2015, Blake started 6 of the final 8 games, including the team's narrow, penalty-kick shootout loss to Sporting Kansas City in the U.S. Open Cup Final.
Blake enters 2016 having made 11 appearances for the Jamaican National Team (debuting March 2, 2014), with three call-ups in 2015. He made his World Cup Qualifying debut against Nicaragua in September 2015, helping the Reggae Boyz through and into the Fourth Round of 2018 WCQ. Also backboned the team to the 2014 CONCACAF Caribbean Cup championship, where they defeated Trinidad & Tobago in the finals.
Registered 37 shutouts and a 46-10-12 record in three years at the University of Connecticut, earning Conference Goalkeeper of the Year awards each season (2 Big East, 1 American Athletic Conference. A semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as a junior, also earned All-Big East first team, NSCAA First Team All-American, Soccer America MVP First Team and Soccer America All-Freshman First Team recognition during his time at UConn.