New York Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence earned a call up to the Jamaican national team for their Concacaf Nations League qualifier against Bonaire on October 14th. This will be Jamaica’s only match during the October window. Curaçao will host the match as Bonaire’s national stadium is under construction.
GlobeBull: Jamaica Summon Lawrence for Concacaf Nations League Qualifying
Lawrence has 47 caps with Jamaica, which makes him the 3rd highest among active players (Jermaine Taylor – 101, Je-Vaughn Watson – 74). He has three goals to his name since debuting with the senior side in 2013 as well.
Surprisingly, even though Jamaica beat Cayman Islands 4-0 during Matchday 1 of CONCACAF Nations League qualifying, they sit in 8th place in the table due to strong performances by other nations. This position makes them qualify for the 2019 Gold Cup, but would put them in League B if Nations League were to begin now. Lawrence assisted the opening goal in that game.
Matchday 2 pits Jamaica against Bonaire. Bonaire lost to Dominican Republic 5-0 in September. The match should not be much of a challenge for Jamaica, who are almost certain to move up the table with a big win. The bar has been set with Haiti’s 13-0 win over Sint Maarten in the competition.
The Red Bulls do not play until October 21st when they visit the Philadelphia Union, so Lawrence will not miss any club obligations.