Kemar Lawrence (right) and Alejandro Bedoya in a game last season (Photo by Derik Hamilton/USA Today)

Kemar Lawrence is one wanted man these days — by the Jamaican national team.

The Red Bulls defender Thursday was named to Jamaica’s roster for an upcoming friendly against Honduras in Houston on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Lawrence has been in preseason with the Red Bulls and traveled back to Tucson, Ariz. Wednesday for their second training stint out west.

The Red Bulls are scheduled to meet New York City FC on Wednesday, Feb.15, as the first game of the Desert Diamond Cup tournament.

The Reggae Boyz are preparing for the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup finals in June and the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at