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How is Kemar Lawrence Still in MLS?


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Given that he's the best left back in CONCACAF, I'm stunned he hasn't been sold yet. 

"Obviously, I want to make a living (in soccer), to say the least," he said. "There's so much you can accomplish in the soccer world, and right now I'm focused on having a good season with the Red Bulls. Ultimately, our goal is to win the MLS Cup, and I see no reason why we can't." - #4 Tyler Adams


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shhhh

 

dont tell anyone hes really bad



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Jamaica's FIFA ranking is shitty and that makes it hard for him to earn a work permit in England. From there, it's probably some combination of RBNY's stubbornness, quality of life, and Kemar's personality. He's a full-time starter on a well funded team, makes good money, and has a high quality of life for him and his family in New Jersey. Some guys want a challenge, but he might very well prefer that rather than trying to fight for a job in the middle of Turkey or wherever. 



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Given that he's the best left back in CONCACAF, I'm stunned he hasn't been sold yet. 

He almost made a move, but it was blocked due to Jamaica's world ranking being insufficient to meet work permit requirements.


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Kemar could probably do well in a mid-table Bundesliga team.  Only issue there is would the pay increase be enough to warrant a move



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He's twice as impressive as Ambroise Oyongo was at left back and Oyongo is doing quite well building a career with Ligue 1 side Montpellier.
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He's one of the best outside backs to ever play in MLS. It's stunning he hasn't moved yet. We're very lucky to have him.


"Obviously, I want to make a living (in soccer), to say the least," he said. "There's so much you can accomplish in the soccer world, and right now I'm focused on having a good season with the Red Bulls. Ultimately, our goal is to win the MLS Cup, and I see no reason why we can't." - #4 Tyler Adams


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Let's just count our blessings, that Jamaica has low FIFA ranking and have not qualified to a World Cup since France '98! Hopefully, he might be comfortable with the area and his rank with the Team. Should go down as an All-Time Great!



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I think he should be next in line to be the captain as well. Happy to have him as long as he wants to stay.

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I think his lack of a right foot is the reason.  It's the same reason that I think Lindpere never made it in a top European league.  



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I think he should be next in line to be the captain as well. Happy to have him as long as he wants to stay.

If he wants it, I'd be ok with it. Think the more likely candidate is Aaron Long should he elect to stay. I suppose Royer is another candidate. 


"Obviously, I want to make a living (in soccer), to say the least," he said. "There's so much you can accomplish in the soccer world, and right now I'm focused on having a good season with the Red Bulls. Ultimately, our goal is to win the MLS Cup, and I see no reason why we can't." - #4 Tyler Adams


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He gave an interview somewhat recently (Seeing Red media day maybe?) where he said that he said that he still wants to play in the champions league someday.  We've been lucky with the work permit, but you'd have to think that if he's going to make a move it'll be in the next couple years.


Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.

If you scan YouTube looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips, youll find numerous goal compilations, a few interviews and, eventually, an excerpt from the grime mixtape series Lord of the Mics.

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Jamaica's FIFA ranking is shitty and that makes it hard for him to earn a work permit in England. From there, it's probably some combination of RBNY's stubbornness, quality of life, and Kemar's personality. He's a full-time starter on a well funded team, makes good money, and has a high quality of life for him and his family in New Jersey. Some guys want a challenge, but he might very well prefer that rather than trying to fight for a job in the middle of Turkey or wherever. 

You sound like you are describing Landon Donovan a bit. That boy liked the Cali sun and lifestyle  over England rain for sure. 



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Jamaica's FIFA ranking is shitty and that makes it hard for him to earn a work permit in England. From there, it's probably some combination of RBNY's stubbornness, quality of life, and Kemar's personality. He's a full-time starter on a well funded team, makes good money, and has a high quality of life for him and his family in New Jersey. Some guys want a challenge, but he might very well prefer that rather than trying to fight for a job in the middle of Turkey or wherever. 

probably this.  

If Oyongo is at mid table League 1 then Kemar is better than that.  Would be very happy for him to play CL and challenge himselfbut really want him hear as he gives this team extra in terms of quality, speed, TIMING and heart. 


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You sound like you are describing Landon Donovan a bit. That boy liked the Cali sun and lifestyle  over England rain for sure. 

Landon's issues weren't that simple


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"He can't kick with his left foot, he can't tackle, he can't head the ball and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that, he's all right.”
George Best, on David Beckham





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