KYW Philly Soccer Show

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Andre Blake

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He picked up a clean sheet in his first start of the season and he’s the guest on the

KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch are joined by Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake in the latest edition of the KYW Philly Soccer Show.

The 2014 first overall pick in the MLS Super Draft talks about getting a shutout in his first start of the season, last Saturday’s road win over Montreal Impact.

Blake also discusses having to deal with injuries earlier this year and seeing others players start in goal ahead of him. The Jamaica-born player then talks about playing for his country in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

After that, Greg and Eli discuss the Union’s game against New England Revolution at PPL Park this Saturday. The high flying Revs have been a tough match for the Union recently, with a potent offense that could give Philadelphia fits on defense.

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To listen to the pod, click on the player above or visit the Philly Soccer Show iTunes page. Follow the pod on Twitter at @KYWPhillySoccer.

9 Comments

  1. I would buy the first Joey Barton Union Jersey.

  2. I have to admit to finding it curious that Andre Blake all of a sudden gets a start. Two weeks ago he was clearly not practicing well and clearly behind McCarthy on depth chart.
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    Whatever the reason it is about time….because there is nothing John McCarthy has shown me to think he is the solution in goal long term. He is serviceable the same as McMath was serviceable and we clearly see what the FO thinks of McMath.
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    Andre Blake is healthy and he should be seeing major time here out to determine whether he has the aptitude, whether we are pushing to sign Sylvestre, annointing McCarthy the starter, unloading McCarthy, figuring out who is USL starting keeper or bringing back McMath or dred … signing another keeper- which would be So Union.
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    This is obvious. Isn’t it?

  3. Why is this week and last week missing from the iTunes feed? Anyone else having this issue?

  4. Westminster Union says:

    Great podcast (as always). I think it’s worth every minute looking to next season and discussing the players that we’d like to have around to build around the core group of ‘stars’ we have. Two additions to have back to compete for impact sub roles is Cruz and Leo. I was never a huge fan of Cruz due to his limitations but a year in Norway has me hopeful he’s developed further and can be an asset coming off bench and spot starting. Same with Leo whose had a great season for Cosmos.

    That said, decisions to cut or not resign certain players will make or break the team in 2016, rather than the players they sign in the winter. I say this because not having the flexibility to add players in the summer when I form started to rise has really handcuffed us and without releasing players and creating cap space we’ll be in the same position this time next year. Players I’d like to see released or traded are: Casey, Fred, White, Vitoria, White and Wenger. I’d like to see them resign Carroll in a Fred role (player coach) and resign Le Toux (is it possible to resign at lower wage or does players union contract not allow this?).

    Resigning Nando, keeping Lahoud and Pfeffer for depth, and then signing a star DP CDM to pair with Nog should be priority. Also signing a new LB and RB, as well as a back up winger/striker (think Oduro, Mapp, or Quincy type player) should be priority. I think the core is there, but without bench depth and three new signings (including one new DP at a minimum) I don’t see us changing our fortunes next year…

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