As the Winter Transfer Window has remained open here in MLS, the window for Europe is still open, or at least in England, it’s slowly closing. But these are the tense days at the end of the window, where clubs are trying to avoid the relegation zone or challenge for the top of the table.
The New York Red Bulls received an offer from and accepted it as they transferred Left Full-Back and Jamaican International defender Kemar Lawrence to Belgium side R.S.C. Anderlecht.
Currently, Anderlecht is in ninth place in the Belgium Jupiler Po League with a record of seven wins, nine draws with seven losses for a total of 30 points as Club Brugge is currently at the top of the table.
But for the Red Bulls, it means that another veteran of the club has been moved and it also means that more spots are open for competition to see which invitee or Red Bulls II player can make a difference.
“Kemar has had ambitions to play in Europe and we received an offer that makes this mutually beneficial for the club,” said Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “We wish Kemar the best for this next step in his career.”
This also means that Taxi will be joined with his former Red Bulls backline teammate Michael Murillo, as both men will now do it together once again, but this time in royal purple as they will shore up he backline for the Belgium side.
Since coming tothe Red Bulls back in 2015 from Harbour View FC in Jamaica, Lawrence play five full seasons scoring five times, with 10 assists with over 10,000+ minutes. We can’t forget the clean, hard tackle he gave against Hector Villalbva at Red Bull Arena in a 1-0 victory, while down to ten men on May 19th last season.
But as we remember the good times that Kemar gave to the Red Bulls, it’s time to look ahead and see what the future will bring. It maybe a bit of a difficult season, for the Red Bulls Backline, but we hope that Lawrence enjoys his time in Belgium.