Andre Blake named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

The Jamaica international takes home the award in his first full season as the Union's starter.

Major League Soccer has announced that Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has won the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award.

Blake wins Goal's MLS Goalkeeper of the Year

In his first full season as the Union's starter, Blake started 32 of Philadelphia's 34 games and also started the MLS All-Star game against Arsenal. 

The Jamaica international produced a number of highlight-reel saves on his way to leading the Union to only their second-ever postseason appearance. 

Blake, 25, was the first overall pick of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and had to bide his time behind Rais Mbolhi and Zac MacMath before finally getting his chance at the end of the 2015 season.  

Luis Robles, last year's winner, finished second in the balloting followed in order by Tim Howard, Bill Hamid and David Bingham.