Blake Man of the Match in Boyz's victory

July 22, 2017
Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake (centre) grabs the ball during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final match against Canada, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona. (AP Photo)
Canada's Michael Petrasso (left), is taken down by Jamaica's Cory Burke during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final in Glendale. (AP Photo)
Canada's Michael Petrasso (left) falls under pressure from Jamaica's Cory Burke.
Canada's Michael Petrasso moves to strike the ball as Jamaica's Kemar Lawrence heads it out of the way. AP Photo
Jamaica's Darren Mattocks (left) dribbles past Canada's Dejan Jakovic. (AP Photo)
Canada's David Junior Hoilett (left) is chased by Jamaica's Cory Burke. (AP Photo)
Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake grabs the ball during a CONCACAF Gold Cup. AP Photo
Goalscorer Shaun Francis (left), goes for a header with Canada's Michael Petrasso. (AP Photo)
Canada's David Junior Hoilett (left) is chased by Jamaica's Cory Burke. (AP Photo)
Jamaica's players celebrate after teammate Romario Williams scored his team's second goal against Canada. (AP Photo)
Canada's Scott Arfield (left) jumps over Jamaica's Cory Burke's tackle. AP Photo
Canada's Michael Petrasso (left), is taken down by Jamaica's Kevon Lambert (centre) and Kemar Lawrence (right). AP Photo
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Goalkeeper Andre Blake was named Player of the Match in Jamaica's 2-1 win over Canada in their CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Arizona on Thursday.

The Jamaicans will play defending champions Mexico in tomorrow's semi-final at the Rose Bowl in California. Mexico was a -0 winner over Honduras in the second game of the doubleheader.

Mexico beat Jamaica 3-1 in the Gold Cup championship match two years ago.

Hoilett's goal was only the second allowed in the tournament's four games by Andre Blake, who plays for Philadelphia and was named outstanding goalkeeper in Major League Soccer last season.

Among Blake's saves Thursday was one on a point-blank header by Alvas Powell. That shot came moments after Powell's left-footed attempt went just left of the Jamaica net.

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