Cory Burke - Holding ball - Fafa Picault


The Philadelphia Union have loaned forward Cory Burke to Jamaican side Portmore United FC for the remainder of the 2019 season, the club announced Wednesday.

Burke, 27, made seven appearances this season before departing the team to return to Jamaica due to visa issues. He scored twice and hasn't featured for the team since April 20. He was also forced to miss the Gold Cup due to the issues.

"It's a little bit unlucky, I feel really sorry for the boy, but you know with these processes you don't have everything in your control," sporting director Ernst Tanner said in May. "Government can sometimes be really tricky." 

Portmore are the reigning champions of the top Jamaican league. Burke has also been called into the Jamaican national team.