Jamaica international footballer Kemar Lawrence has re-signed with Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York Red Bulls.
The 26-year-old has been a mainstay of the New York franchise’s defence since joining them in 2015. After several stellar performances in recent seasons, Lawrence was repeatedly linked with a move to Europe after sparking interest from several clubs.
The details of the new deal with Red Bulls were not announced but the contract is expected to keep Lawrence at the club for the next several years.
Lawrence has made 93 appearances for the franchise, where he has recorded four goals and 10 assists.
“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.”
Lawrence has also become a crucial member of the Jamaica national team where has made 47 appearances and 45 starts, since his national team debut during the 2013 CONCACAF World Cup qualification campaign. He has recorded three goals and five assists.