Bethlehem Steel have announced that Cory Burke will be the second player to move from the USL side up to the Philadelphia Union in MLS. After joining on loan from Jamaican side Rivoli United for Steel FC’s inaugural season, Burke established himself as one of the more promising goal scorers in the USL. The Kingston native will move on from Steel as the team leader in goals with 13, shots with 103, and shots on goal with 40 as well as having two multi-goal games against Pittsburgh. It’s also worth noting that Burke will count as an international for the Union.
The Jamaican National Team took note of this and started to incorporate the striker into their plans. Burke tallied 13 caps in the last year and a half, debuting against Haiti and scoring against Guyana. Surely being brought in to the Union will only add to his role with the Reggae Boyz in the future. Below are two quotes, first from Earnie Stewart and second from Steel FC Head Coach Brendan Burke. I’ll also throw in a highlight package just in case we’re new to what Cory can bring to the table.
Cory should be a formidable back up to CJ Sapong and if need be he can also slot into right wing for a potentially terrifying combination of strong hold up play and aerial prowess.