REPORT: Union and Andre Blake agree to new contract

Per Tom Bogert of The Athletic, the Philadelphia Union and star goalkeeper Andre Blake have agreed to terms on a new contract that will keep him with the club for the near future.

The Jamaican’s contract originally expired at the end of 2024, but now the club legend will be staying in Subaru Park for what seems like could be the remainder of his career.

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake was honored for breaking the club record for most MLS starts in team history. Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union

Union Club Legend Staying

Since being drafted number one overall out of the University of Connecticut in 2014, the 33-year-old has been a vital part of the Philadelphia squad.

He holds Philadelphia’s record for most appearances all time, along with being the only goalkeeper in Major League Soccer history to win three Goalkeeper of the Year awards. He has been one of the main reasons that Philly has been the club they have been throughout the last couple of seasons, and will easily go down as one of, if not the best player to ever wear the blue and Gold.

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A Sigh of Relief 

Blake signing this extension will come as a sigh of relief for all Philadelphia supporters, as it seemed that Blake’s career in Philadelphia might be coming to an end with his contract finishing up. Along with the clear frustrations regarding the depth of the club, Blake’s health has not been the best this season, as he has only appeared in a total of eight matches in all competitions. While Oliver Semmle has been good for Philly so far this season, Andre Blake is the best goalkeeper in the league, and keeping him is a huge positive for Philadelphia. 

As more details about the contract come out, please make sure to stay tuned to Philly Sports Network, as our team continues to provide up-to-date coverage of the Boys in Blue.

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