Real Salt Lake is investing in its future with the acquisition of Jamaican international Kevon Lambert, a signing that promises to further bolster the team in Major League Soccer (MLS). Lambert, a versatile 26-year-old player who can play both as a defender and midfielder, joins the club on a contract that extends until the 2025 season, showcasing RSL’s confidence in his potential.
The news was officially announced by the club, with Technical Director Kurt Schmid highlighting Lambert’s contribution to the roster. His international experience, coupled with his versatility on the field, makes him a valuable addition to Real Salt Lake. Schmid emphasized that Lambert is recognized as one of the most consistent players in the USL, the second division of American soccer, and that his international experience has prepared him for the upcoming challenge in the MLS.
Lambert’s journey with Phoenix Rising FC from 2017 to 2023 is impressive. During his time with the USL Championship team, he played a key role in qualifying for the playoffs in multiple seasons. His track record of 15 goals and 11 assists in 161 appearances across all competitions attests to his skill and undeniable contribution to the team.
In addition to his club success, Lambert has also excelled representing the Jamaican national team in 25 matches, including a notable participation in this year’s Concacaf Gold Cup. His transfer to Real Salt Lake marks his entry into the select group of Jamaican players who have worn the club’s jersey.
Kevon Lambert, when commenting on his move to Real Salt Lake, expressed gratitude to Phoenix Rising and his commitment to contributing to the club’s trophy pursuit this season. He takes pride in being the latest Jamaican player to call Salt Lake home and looks forward to representing the club’s badge and playing in front of the vibrant fan base.
Lambert’s signing is Real Salt Lake’s third notable move this summer, joining the arrivals of forward Cristian Arango and midfielder Nelson Palacio. The team currently holds a promising position in the Western Conference standings and is eagerly awaiting the US Open Cup semifinal against the Houston Dynamo FC after the League Cup break.
The arrival of Kevon Lambert will undoubtedly strengthen Real Salt Lake’s roster, providing more options and quality to the coaches and an additional reason for the club’s fans to be excited about the remainder of the season. With his versatility and experience, Lambert is poised to make his mark in American soccer and help Real Salt Lake pursue success on the national and international stage.