The Union will have the services of Andre Blake for two more Major League Soccer games before the keeper leaves to prepare with Jamaica's national team for the Copa America Tournament.

Blake will be in the goal on Wednesday when the Union (5-3-3) visit Orlando City SC (3-3-5) and Saturday at Colorado against the Rapids (8-2-3).

It was known that Jamaica originally wanted Blake to report to camp following Friday's 1-0 win over visiting D.C. United.

"It's great" having Blake, Union coach Jim Curtin said on Monday. "His form speaks for itself, and he is a big part of us getting points. To go into two hostile environments and know he will be there is very valuable."

Curtin praised the Jamaican national team for working with the Union.

"Andre is playing at a very high level, and thanks to Jamaica for understanding this keeps him in good form, and then he will have a great competition with them moving forward," Curtin said.

Blake was also thrilled with the decision.

"It's great to have other games to keep building on what I started," Blake said after Monday's practice.

The Union play one other game before going on a break during part of Copa America. That game is June 1 when they host Columbus.

After that, the Union are off until visiting New York City FC on June 18.

Copa America runs from June 3-26.

Matt Jones and John McCarthy will battle for the Union's backup keeper job in Blake's absence. Blake has played every game this season and is tied for third in MLS with a 1.00 goals-against average.

In injury news, midfielder Vincent Nogueira, who missed Friday's game with an oblique injury, will travel with the team but playing on Wednesday seems unlikely. He was at practice but said he didn't do any ball work on Monday.

Nogueira said the injury bothered him even before playing in a 1-1 draw on May 14 at Montreal and worsened as the game went on. He played 74 minutes that game.

Midfielder Ilsinho, who has missed the last two games with a right groin strain, will travel with the team, but it doesn't appear he will be ready for Wednesday.

Defender Fabinho, who left Friday's game with a cramp in his calf, would be available for selection, according to Curtin.

Michael Lahoud, loaned to the New York Cosmos this season, is moving on, he said on Twitter.

Published reports had Lahoud being recalled by the Union and then sold to Miami FC of the NASL.

"There is something in the works. It is an accurate report, but nothing has been finalized, so I can't get into any details," Curtin said.

Lahoud's guaranteed salary for this season was $115,637.50, which would come off the Union's books.

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