Clyde Watson

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Clyde Watson
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-02-10) February 10, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Georgetown, Guyana
Playing position Forward / Midfielder
Youth career
1973-1976 Clemson Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979 New York Eagles
1979-1982 Philadelphia Fever (indoor)
1980-1981 Pennsylvania Stoners
1982-1983 Detroit Express
1983-1985 Wichita Wings (indoor)
1984 Charlotte Gold
Teams managed
Washington Warthogs (assistant)
University of the District of Columbia
2001- Washington Freedom (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Clyde Watson (born Guyana) is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the American Soccer League. He is currently assistant coach at the Washington Freedom.

Watson attended Clemson University where he played on the men's soccer team from 1973-1976. He was All ACC each of his four seasons with the Tigers.[1] In 2002, he was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team.[2]

In 1979, he was a First Team All Star with the New York Eagles of the American Soccer League.[3] In 1980 and 1981, he played for the Pennsylvania Stoners of the American Soccer League.[4] In 1982, he moved to the Detroit Express where he played the 1982 and 1983 seasons.

After retiring from playing, Watson went into the coaching ranks. Over the years as a girl's youth coach, his teams have won at least eleven Virginia State Cups, two Region 1 championships and the 2007 National Championship.[5] In 2001, he was hired as an assistant coach with the Washington Freedom of the Women's United Soccer Association. In 1995, he served as an assistant with the Washington Warthogs of the Continental Indoor Soccer League.[6]


Clyde Watson is currently the Technical Director for McLean Soccer in VA. Additional career milestones include: 13 State Cup titles 2 Regional Cup titles 1 National Cup titles U15 girls Head coach of the MPS Power Head coach of the MPS Strikers U16 girls Head coach of the MPS Extreme U15 girls US Youth Soccer - Region 1 - 2010 Girls Competitive Coach of the Year VYSA 2010 Girls Competitive Coach of the Year VYSA 1998 Boys Youth “Virginia Coach of the Year” NSCAA 2007 Youth Girls “National Coach of the Year”

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