In one of the more on again, off again, rumors of the New York Red Bulls' offseason, Junior Flemmings finally appears to have landed in Harrison. According to the Jamaican Observer, Flemmings left Jamaica on Saturday to join up with New York Red Bulls II, now in preseason, signing a one-year contract with a look towards a future place in the first team. This story is further corroborated by Kristian Dyer, who reported today that Flemmings was in camp as one of the seven players signed to the team.
The chase of cat and mouse seems to be at an end. The young Jamaican attacker has long been rumored to be joining the Red Bulls, starting last August with Kristian Dyer reporting he was on trial with the first team. Since then, Flemmings has consistently stated he intended to rejoin the team in the offseason, though at times reports seemed to indicate interest had waned.
The 20-year-old super-starlet (he remains something of a legend in Jamaican schoolboy soccer circles) previously played for Tivoli Gardens in the Jamaican Red Stripe Premier League and has featured for Jamaica at all youth levels, in addition to recently being called up to his country's senior national team. Flemmings, who is described as an energetic attacker and is often described as one of the best Jamaican players of his generation, looks to now jump-start his professional career with NYRB II.