Austin Bold FC Add Je-Vaughn Watson to 2020 USL Championship Roster
Austin, TX - Austin Bold FC announced today the addition of defender/midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson to the 2020 USL Championship roster pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, contract terms will not be released.
"I'm excited to be a part of Austin Bold and this wonderful organization. I'm just hoping I can come in and add to the chemistry the team already has and see if I can help push them towards the playoffs," said Watson. "I'm just coming here passing my experience and knowledge and see if I can help push these guys towards their goal of a championship."
Watson played for OKC Energy FC in the USL Championship during the 2019 season. The 36-year-old started 15 matches and totaled 19 appearances for the Oklahoma club. In 1,285 minutes played, Watson was a defensive rock with 13 clearances, 11 interceptions, and eight blocks.
In his native Jamaica, Watson began his playing career with the National Premier League side Sporting Central Academy in 2005. The Jamaican international moved to MLS in 2011, joining Houston Dynamo for two seasons. From 2011 to 2012, Watson made 41 appearances and helped Houston reach two consecutive MLS Cup finals. Watson moved to the other side of the Texas Derby after signing with FC Dallas in 2013. He became a staple of FC Dallas with over 4,000 minutes logged while he transitioned to a defender. In 2016, Watson joined the New England Revolution before making his way to the USL Championship club Charlotte Independence in 2018. He made 21 appearances and made an impressive 62 clearances, and scored one goal in Charlotte.
Watson is a Jamaican international putting on the famous yellow jersey 88 times. During his time with the Reggae Boyz, Watson participated in every major international tournament for Jamaica, including 2011, 2015, 2017, and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup squads. Along with appearances in the 2015 Copa America and 2016 Copa America Centenario, Watson won the 2014 Caribbean Cup with fellow Austin Bold FC members Ryan Thompson and Jermaine Taylor.
• Discuss this story on the United Soccer League Championship message board...
United Soccer League Championship Stories from September 15, 2020
- Reno 1868 FC's game against Tacoma Defiance rescheduled Game to be played Thursday, September 17 - Reno 1868 FC
- Tacoma Defiance Match at Reno 1868 FC Rescheduled for September 17 - Tacoma Defiance
- Match Preview: Indy Eleven vs. Louisville City FC: Wednesday, September 16 - Indy Eleven
- Bert Ogden Arena to Serve as Polling Site for 2020 General Election - Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
- Reno 1868 Adds Former Collegiate Midfielder Justin Sokuw - Reno 1868 FC
- Austin Bold FC Add Je-Vaughn Watson to 2020 USL Championship Roster - Austin Bold FC
- Match Preview: Legion FC at Miami FC - Wednesday, September 16 - Birmingham Legion FC
- Brilliant Belmar Earns Spot on TOTW Bench - Sacramento Republic FC
- Match Preview: ATL UTD 2 vs Tampa Bay Rowdies - Atlanta United 2
- Memphis 901 FC Dismisses Head Coach Tim Mulqueen - Memphis 901 FC
- Jake Areman Earns Week 12 USL Championship Team of the Week Nod - Charlotte Independence
- San Diego Loyal Players on USL Championship Team of the Week Ã¢ÂÂ Week 12 - San Diego Loyal
- Loudoun's Simon Lefebvre earns Player of the Week after tying single-game record with 13 saves - USL
- Preview: Austin Bold FC at San Antonio FC - Austin Bold FC
- Real Monarchs Host Portland Timbers 2 - Real Monarchs SLC
- 1868 Looks to Lock up Playoff Spot against Tacoma Defiance - Reno 1868 FC
- Game Information and Match Notes - SAFC vs. Austin Bold FC - San Antonio FC
- USL Championship Welcomes Oakland Roots for 2021 Season - Oakland Roots
- Lights FC Heads to Southern California for Two-Match Road Trip - Las Vegas Lights FC
- USL Championship Welcomes Oakland Roots for 2021 Season - USL
- Preview: What to Watch for with LouCity at Indy Eleven - Louisville City FC
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.