Cory Burke will not join Philadelphia Union for MLS is Back tournament


Philadelphia Union forward Cory Burke will not join the team for the MLS is Back tournament.

The Jamaican forward, who is on loan at Austrian side St. Polten, has one game left in Austria before he could return to Major League Soccer.

With restrictions and regulations in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Burke will not participate in the competition.

":Due to current circumstances we are still working with the proper authorities to bring him to the United States," Union sporting director Ernst Tanner told Fox Sports The Gambler through a team spokesperson.

"He is unable to join the team in Orlando since he will have missed the mandated quarantine and testing protocols." Tanner said.

Burke has been away from the Union for 14 months after his P-1 visa was revoked. At first, the club thought Burke would miss three months, but the process to get his visa reinstated has taken much longer.

After playing on loan for Portmore United in Jamaica, Burke was sent on loan to St. Polten in February to play in more competitive matches.

The 27-year-old has four goals in nine matches for St. Polten, who will finish the relegation round of the Austrian Bundesliga season against SC Rheindorf Attach Saturday.

Philadelphia is scheduled to travel to Orlando via a charter flight Thursday. Kacper Przybylko, Sergio Santos, Andrew Wooten, Michee Ngalina and Jack De Vries are the club's available forwards.