HARRISON, N.J. (March 21, 2016) – New York Red Bulls defenders Kemar Lawrence and Karl Ouimette have been called into camp with their respective national teams before this weekend’s FIFA World Cup Qualification matches. Lawrence will join Jamaica for matches against Costa Rica on Friday March 25 and Tuesday, March 29, while Ouimette and his native Canada will play a home-and-away series with Mexico on the same dates.
Lawrence was a regular with the Reggae Boyz last season, participating in all major camps and tournaments, including both the Gold Cup and Copa America. The left back has started all three MLS matches so far this season for New York, and has 26 league appearances with one goal and four assists since joining the Red Bulls at the beginning of the 2015 season.
Ouimette, a center back, also became a regular with his national team last season. The Repentigny, Quebec native received consistent call-ups in 2015. Ouimette has two appearances, including a start in his hometown of Montreal on March 12, this season. He has 13 appearances for the Red Bulls since joining the club ahead of the 2015 campaign.
The two join Anatole Abang on international duty this weekend. Abang, as announced last week, will be with the Cameroon Men’s National Team for Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.
The Red Bulls are back in action with a match at New England on Friday, April 1, with a 7 p.m. kickoff at Gillette Stadium. Coverage on the match will be on UniMas, with English and Spanish radio coverage on Red Bulls Radio via TuneIn.
New York returns home to host Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m., on Autism Awareness Night at Red Bull Arena.
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