Contract option declined on Nov. 30, 2020
Lema joins the Red Bulls after two successful seasons with NYRBII in the USL Championship. He should provide in defensive midfield.
INTERNATIONAL: Lema featured in the Under-15 and Under-17 United States Men’s National team while a part of the Red Bulls Academy.
OUTSIDE MLS: Lema, a Ridgefield, New Jersey, native, was named to the USL Championship All-League Second Team in 2019, leading the league in chances created with 94 along with four goals and one assist in 33 games played. Lema became the all-time leader in career games started (56) and minutes played (5,008) for Red Bulls II. For the 2019 season he finished fourth in goals scored (5), third in assists (6), and second in minutes played (2,837) for the club.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Georgetown. Was named Second Team All-America in senior year.
NOTES: Selected No. 34 overall in 2018 SuperDraft.