Lawrence joins Toronto FC after spending the past two seasons with Anderlecht. This move will mark a return to Major League Soccer for Lawrence, who spent five seasons with the New York Red Bulls, where he made 146 appearances, scoring five goals and adding 12 assists in all competitions (MLS, Playoffs, Concacaf Champions League and U.S. Open Cup). He originally signed with the Red Bulls on March 16, 2015, and made his MLS debut a week later, when he started in a 2-0 win over D.C. United on March 22, 2015. In his first season with the Red Bulls, he was a part of the team that won the 2015 Supporters’ Shield. Under TFC’s current head coach Chris Armas, he won the Supporters’ Shield in 2018, and was named to the MLS Best XI the same year. In 2019, he helped the Red Bulls’ backline secure nine clean sheets during the regular season.
Prior to joining MLS, Lawrence signed with Harbor View F.C. of the Red Stripe Premier League in 2007, where he made 50 appearances over four seasons. In 2013, he won the Jamaican National Premier League. He began his youth career with Rae Town F.C. in the Jamaican second division.
Internationally, Lawrence has earned 60 caps and recorded three goals and six assists for the Jamaican National Team. He got his first call into the senior national team in September 2013 for a Concacaf qualifier match against Panama but earned his first cap in November of the same year in a friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago. He was a part of the teams that earned second place in the 2015 and 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup.