Monday 24 February, 2020

Jamaicans Andre Blake, Kemar Lawrence shortlisted for CONCACAF awards

Jamaicans Andre Blake and Kemar Lawrence have been shortlisted for awards at the fifth annual CONCACAF Awards.

Blake has been nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year and Player of the Year.

Blake is one of three MLS players on the shortlist for Male Player of the Year along with Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore, and Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey. US international Christian Pulisic is also on the shortlist.

Blake, who was named the best goalkeeper in the 2017 Gold Cup for his performances with Jamaica, is also up for Male Goalkeeper of the Year, alongside Colorado Rapids’ Tim Howard.

Lawrence has been nominated in the category of Goal of the Year for his free-kick winner for Jamaica against Mexico in the semifinal of the Gold Cup.

David Villa's bomb from behind the halfway line against the Philadelphia Union and Altidore's free-kick against Jamaica in the Gold Cup final are also nominees.

Fans can have their say by visiting the fan voting page on CONCACAF.com.

Media will be able cast their ballot via the dedicated link to be sent separately to media members on CONCACAF’s distribution list.

Voting is open for all categories until 11:59 ET, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Final votes in each of the 11 categories will be tallied and the winners announced via CONCACAF.com. The Male and Female CONCACAF Player of the Year Awards will also be presented live at the fourth edition of the Premios Univision Deportes, on Sunday, December 17 at 8:00 pm ET.

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