Ever since Kemar Lawrence stepped inside the Red Bulls training facility last season he has done everything right going up and down the left flank since he took over for then injured and already departed Roy Miller. Of course there was a worry if the Red Bulls might lose him in a transfer window as there were so many rumors flying around of a possible trip to Europe.
Well worry no more as a report from Kristian Dyer of Metro NY has just put out that "Taxi" is going to sign an extension with the Red Bulls. It is a multi-year extension and a "substantial pay raise" which means he can become one of the better paid outside backs in MLS.
Since being implemented in last seasons home opener against DC United, Lawrence was a terror as a full back as he found ways with his pace to hustle back to win balls from the opposition and attacking the opposition. He finally earned his first MLS Goal as he scored short side on the Philadelphia Union in the final home game of the 2015 regular season, before heading to Chicago and defeated the Fire for the clubs second Supporters Shield in three seasons.
He was on the Jamaican Gold Cup Squad that defeated the USA in the Semi-Finals two goals to one, but losing in the final to Mexico three goals to nil. But seeing him shine for the Red Bulls as well as the Jamaican National Team, you can see why he was such a sought-after talent for any club in Europe especially a club in the English Premier League.
The 23 year old has already accumulated over 2,000 minutes last season and let's see what he can do in 2016 to add on to a solid first season. Right now it looks like the back line has been solidified and let's see what he can do to continue to play at a high level for the Red Bulls in a clogged 2016 schedule.