Cory Burke and Andre Blake Receive International Call-Up
Three Union players set to join respective international squads
CHESTER, Pa. (October 8, 2018) – Philadelphia Union announced today that three of their players have received international call-ups from their respective federations. Borek Dockal (Czech Republic), Andre Blake and Cory Burke (both Jamaica) are set to join their national teams during the upcoming FIFA window.
Blake and Burke are set to join the Reggae Boyz for the second time in as many months, this time ahead of a singular match in the CONCACAF Nations League qualification as Jamaica plays against Bonaire in Curacao (October 14). Fueled by two goals from Burke and a clean sheet from Blake, Jamaica won their first match in qualification over the Cayman Islands by a 4-0 final on September 9.
Blake has earned 33 caps for Jamaica, while Burke has earned 14. Each player was a part of the Reggae Boyz squad that finished as runner-up in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Following the international break, the Union play at Talen Energy Stadium vs. the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, October 21 (3:00 p.m. ET / 6abc).