Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/16/14
University of Connecticut goalkeeper Andre Blake was selected by the Philadelphia Union with the top pick in Major League Soccer 's SuperDraft on Thursday. Blake, a Jamaican youth international, became the first-ever goalkeeper drafted first overall after winning the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year award last season with the Connecticut Huskies, allowing just 15 goals in 20 appearances during his side's Elite 8 run last season. Blake was also named in this year's Generation adidas class, meaning his contract will not count against Philadelphia's salary cap until Blake graduates from the camp. "I just want to thank Philly for believing in me and taking me with the No. 1 pick," Blake said from the podium. "Words can't explain right now what I am feeling," Blake added on Union's Twitter account. With the first pick of the 2014 MLS #SuperDraft @PhilaUnion select goalkeeper Andre Blake: http://t.co/7LaB9mtpML pic.twitter.com/INYQVPCn57 -- Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 16, 2014 ...
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