Kemar Lawrence occupy an international spot on the Red Bulls roster. (Photo courtesy of the MLS)
There was some good news and some bad news emanating from the Red Bulls Saturday.
The good news?
Left back defender Kemar Lawrence has received his green card meaning that he no longer occupies an international spot on the roster.
The bad news?
Homegrown defender Kyle Duncan has been placed on season-ending injury reserve.
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Lawrence joined the Red Bulls in 2015 and has been a mainstay at outside back, making 71 MLS appearances with two goals and 10 assists. He has been an integral part of the Jamaican national team with 45 senior team appearances since 2014.
The 20-year-old Duncan recently underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL at the Hospital for Special Surgery with Red Bulls team doctors. He suffered the injury in an early April match against Orlando City SC. The New York native had started all four MLS matches up to that point.
“The injury was unfortunate for Kyle, but this move gives us flexibility to add to our roster,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said. “Kyle’s surgery went well and he has already started rehab work with our training staff. Now Kyle can focus on returning to full health, and we look forward to seeing him back on the field.”