Kemar Lawrence has been called up by Jamaica. (Photo courtesy of the MLS)
No doubt that both New York area MLS clubs will be hurt by the Concacaf Gold Cup.
The Red Bulls’ will lose four players to the biennial tournament. Their backline was decimated as Aaron Long (U.S.), Kemar Lawrence (Jamaica) and Michael Amir Murillo (Panama) were chosen by their respective national teams.
Midfielder Derrick Etienne also received a call-up by Haiti.
For New York City FC, goalkeeper Sean Johnson has been called in by the United States, along with defender Ronald Matarrita (Costa Rica).
For Cosmos midfielder Andres Flores, who plies his trade with the Portland Timbers, received a call-up from El Salvador.
One-time Red Bulls draft choice Zeiko Lewis, who plays for Charleston Battery, is on the Bermuda roster.
Ditto for former NYCFC draft pick Jonathan Lewis. The Colorado Rapids forward was chosen by the U.S.