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Bulls Abroad: Kemar Lawrence starts again for Jamaica

Taxi has now played in three straight wins since joining RBNY (one for his club, two for his country).

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Kemar Lawrence picked up his 18th cap for his country in Jamaica's 3-0 win over Cuba on March 30 in Montego Bay.

He was subbed out after 60 minutes, replaced by Montego Bay United's Ricardo Morris in a match that was fairly easy going for the Jamaicans. Cuba opted for a young team (it reportedly featured 12 players who were selected for January's CONCACAF U-20 Championship) and conceded all three goals within the first 35 minutes of the match.

The Reggae Boyz are now on a six-game unbeaten streak dating back to November's 1-1 draw with Martinique. Pointedly, all those games have been played at home, and five have been against fellow Caribbean nations. Jamaica is the reigning Caribbean Cup champion.

June will bring Copa America in Chile and group stage games against Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina. A stiffer test, no doubt. And head coach Winfried Schaefer stated he does not expect to use the same players in Chile as he will call on for July's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

We have to look at many more players, we can't use the same squad for the Copa America and the Gold Cup

Lawrence will be expected to play either Copa America or Gold Cup for Jamaica this summer, as he has been a frequent starter for the Reggae Boyz in recent months.

In the meantime, he returns to the Red Bulls seeking to win a regular start in MLS, where he is in competition with Roy Miller for the left back position and approximately half the current squad for the starting left midfield spot.