Canadian – Jamaican striker Shawn-Claud Lawson has signed for Atletico Ottawa in hopes of providing offence for the upcoming season. Lawson has played most of his career in the United States and is looking forward to returning to Canada. Starting in Oakland University, Lawson scored 8 times in 78 appearances while winning back-to-back Horizon League Championships.
Lawson would then go on to become a Detroit City FC legend, playing from 2013-14 and then another stint from 2017-2020, where he bagged 39 goals in 63 appearances and was named Top Goalscorer each season from 2017-2019.
Detroit City’s head coach and former LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers assistant coach Trevor James describes Shawn Lawson as a constant goal threat.
“Shawn’s always a goal threat, he’s a bit of a magnet and the ball finds him in the box and he’s a good finisher. One of his strengths is running in behind the back four and behind defenders”.
“Playing in Detroit was an honour, and I want to try and bring that form and pedigree to the CPL and hopefully score goals at TD Place,” Lawson said in a sit-down interview with Atletico Ottawa.
Lawson also mentioned Mista’s footballing pedigree and how it attracted him to the club.
“Playing under a soccer legend like Mista, I am very excited to work with him and learn from him, as a striker he knows aspects of that game that I can hopefully take into my game and use it on the pitch.”
Lawson is looking forward to bringing his talents to TD Place and score as many goals as possible for the club. Lawson joins an already talented attacking force that includes the likes of Malcolm Shaw, Jordan Webb, Brian Wright and many more. Mista will have his hands full when it comes time to selecting a starting lineup, but that is always a good problem to have.