New York Red Bulls have significantly strengthened their defence by signing Kemar Lawrence from the Jamaican club Harbour View FC. The 22-year-old Jamaican international has been with New York Red Bulls on a trial basis for the last few weeks.
He appears to have impressed the management in the pre-season. The club’s sporting director, Ali Curtis, says that the addition of Lawrence is a huge boost to the team since the player brings in a lot of talent at an attractive age. Lawrence has been withHarbour View since 2011 and he made 50 appearances for the club last season.
His talent helped the club win the National Premier league back in 2013. The brimming talent allowed him to make his national debut at the age of 20. He has since featured in 13 appearances for the Jamaican national team. Roy Miller is the regular starter for New York Red Bulls in the left back position. Lawrence is not expected to jump straight into the team as a first-team regular. Instead, manager Jesse Marsch is expected to slowly introduce him into the team. New York Red Bulls could only manage a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City in their first league match of the season.
“We’re delighted to be able to add Kemar to our club. He is a promising young player with experience at a big club in Jamaica and with the national team. His style of play fits with what we’re trying to establish here,” said the club’s sporting director. “It is a step in the right direction, and thanks to all my teammates, coaches, club, agent, family and friends. It was possible because they stuck around and kept their prayers going day after day, saying that there is going to be a breakthrough,” said the player after the move.