Kemar Lawrence Signs New Contract with New York Red Bulls

Kemar Lawrence. Photo by Mike Langish/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Jamaican international Kemar Lawrence established himself as one of the best left back in MLS since joining New York Red Bulls in 2015, and now he is getting a reward for his fine form. Red Bulls officially confirmed that Lawrence signed a multi-year extension with the team. The financial details of the contract were not disclosed.

Kemar has continued to grow as both a player and person here, and has earned this new contract,” – said Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett in a team statement. “He is one of the best outside backs in our league, and his strengths make him a perfect fit for our team and our style of play. Kemar has played a key role in our success over the last few seasons and we’re pleased to have him continue to be part of our club.”

This new deal shuts the rumors about Lawrence’s proposed move to Europe, at least for now. The 26-year-old still wants to follow his dream and play in English Premier League, but he is ready to wait it out and focus on Red Bulls until then.

You always want to reach for the stars or play in the best leagues in the world, which is probably England or Germany, but I feel like personally, this doesn’t really change anything” – said Lawrence after signing the deal. “I feel like if I keep playing at a top level, keep being the best I possibly can be with the help of God and my teammates and coaches, I feel like then teams will take a look, teams will spend their money if they find you interesting.

Kemar Lawrence started his professional career with Jamaican club Harbour View in 2011, where he played for three years before trying to secure a move to Major League Soccer.

After an unsuccessful trial with D.C. United, Lawrence was offered a contract by the New York Red Bulls in March 2015. He immediately became one of the team’s key players and helped the Red Bulls to win the MLS Supporters’ Shield in the same year. Since then he played a total of 93 games for the team and had scored three goals.

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