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USL, MLS MIDFIELDER MATT WATSON SIGNS WITH INDY ELEVEN

By IndyEleven.com, 02/08/18, 1:30PM EST

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Englishman brings experience, familiarity to Rennie's squad

Indy Eleven Professional Soccer announces the signing of midfielder Matt Watson to its 2018 roster pending federation approval. Watson joins the “Boys in Blue” after spending 2017 with Phoenix Rising FC in the United Soccer League’s Western Conference.

“Watson is a dynamic, box-to-box midfielder,” Indy Eleven head coach Martin Rennie said. “He’ll bring great leadership and experience to our team.”

A product of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers, Watson has spent the last 12 years playing in top clubs within the USL, North American Soccer League and Major League Soccer. In 2017, Watson featured in 31 out of 32 regular season matches for Phoenix Rising FC. During that time, the English-born midfielder completed over 80 percent of his passes, made 64 interceptions and scored one goal. Previously, Watson has appeared in squads managed by Coach Rennie during stints at MLS’ Vancouver Whitecaps FC and NASL’s Carolina RailHawks (North Carolina FC).

Per club policy, terms of player contracts with Indy Eleven will not be released.

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