Kemar Lawrence has been an important member of the Red Bulls backline since 2015. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
As if the Red Bulls don’t have enough problems replacing two legendary figures, another high-profile player wants out.
All-star left back Kemar Lawrence wants a trade.
The Jamaican international has asked the club to deal him after the Major League Soccer team said it would not renegotiate his contract, according to Soccer By Ives. The Red Bulls are under no obligation to rework the contract.
Lawrence received a new contract with the Red Bulls late last year. According to the MLS Players Association, he earned a base salary of $339,999.96 in base salary and $382,749.96 in guaranteed compensation in 2019. He still has two years remaining on his contract.
The 27-year-old Lawrence has established himself as one of the best left backs in the league, earning an MLS Best XI selection in 2018. She was superb defensively and was an essential part of the attack as an overlapping outside back. An injury-plagued 2019 season kept Lawrence from reaching his full potential as he played in only 20 games.
Last week the Red Bulls released two legends Robles, the team captain and goalkeeper, and Wright-Phillips, a striker, who set several league and club standards.
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