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Matt Watson

#8 - MATT WATSON

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 175 LBS
DOB: 1/01/85
Birthplace: Redditch, United Kingdom

Acquired: 2/08/18 | Phoenix Rising (USL Championship)

Watson enters his second season with the Boys in Blue in 2019 after sporting the captain’s armband for the squad throughout the 2018 campaign, during which he made 31 appearances, scored once and created five assists.

 

Before Indy Eleven: After only playing two seasons for the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers (2004-05), Watson spent the next decade-plus splitting time between Major League Soccer (Vancouver Whitecaps, 2012-13; Chicago Fire, 2014-15), the United Soccer League (USL Championship’s Phoenix Rising, 2017; USL First Division’s Richmond Kickers, 2006-07; and Carolina RailHawks 2008-11), and the NASL (North Carolina FC, 2016). Watson’s stay in Indy marks his third time crossing paths with head coach Martin Rennie after stints with Vancouver and Carolina.

 

Personal: Is a devoted vegan … A talented musician, could have pursued a professional DJ/producer career … The father of three children … An avid supporter of English Premier League side Arsenal

Pronunciation: WAT-SUN

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