|Full name||Ray Burse, Jr.|
|Date of birth||October 2, 1984|
|Place of birth||Prospect, Kentucky, United States|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2002–2005||Ohio State Buckeyes|
|2005||Chicago Fire Premier||10||(0)|
|2008||→ Portland Timbers (loan)||13||(0)|
|2011||Puerto Rico Islanders||26||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 28, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
College and Amateur
Burse attended St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky, and played college soccer at The Ohio State University. His 162 career saves and 1.11 goals-against average has left him as one of OSU's best goalkeepers to date. In high school Burse was named an All-American playing as a forward.
Burse was drafted in the third round of the 2006 MLS Superdraft and played on the F.C. Dallas reserve squad. During the 2006 season for FC Dallas, Burse made no first team starts, but was regular on the reserve squad. Burse made his professional debut in Dallas' 1-1 draw with C.D. Guadalajara in the opening match of the SuperLiga on July 24, 2007. He made his first MLS league appearance in a 1-0 win against Colorado Rapids on August 4, 2007. In 2008 he was loaned out to the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division. He returned to Dallas on June 4, 2008 after starting in ten games and recording six clean sheets. He made his first of two starts on June 1, 2008 in a 2-1 loss against the Colorado Rapids. Ray served as the backup goalie in 20 regular season games for FC Dallas during the 2008 MLS regular season.
Burse signed a short-term contract with the Columbus Crew on February 19, 2011  due to injuries to the team's top two goalkeepers  He made two starts for the Black & Gold in both legs of the Crew's 2010-2011 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series against Real Salt Lake. In game one on February 22, 2011 in Columbus Crew Stadium, Burse went on to post a shutout in the 0-0 stalemate. He was named the player of the match via text message voting by fans. On March 15, 2011 he was released by the Crew. On March 29, 2011 it was announced that the Puerto Rico Islanders of the North American Soccer League had signed Burse for the 2011 season. This season proved to be a tremendous comeback for Burse. He anchored the Islanders' defense to one of the best goals against average in the league and a play off birth.
- United Soccer Leagues (USL)
- http://blog.dispatch.com/crew/2011/02/weekend_update.shtml Crew Xtra - Weekend Update
- http://www.thecrew.com/news/2011/02/injuries-open-opportunity-burse Injuries open opportunity for Burse
- http://concacaf.globalsportsmedia.com/page.php?sport=soccer&language_id=us&page=tournament&view=match&match_id=1048894 CONCACAF Champions League Official Statistics - 02.22.2011 Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake
- "Islanders sign goalkeeper Ray Burse". PR IslandersFC. Retrieved 29 March 2011.