Je-Vaughn Watson

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Je-Vaughn Watson
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Personal information
Full name Je-Vaughn Tidley Watson[1]
Date of birth (1983-10-22) 22 October 1983 (age 35)[2]
Place of birth Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Oklahoma City Energy
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2011 Sporting Central Academy
2011–2012 Houston Dynamo 41 (1)
2013–2015 FC Dallas 78 (6)
2016–2017 New England Revolution 41 (1)
2018 Charlotte Independence 21 (1)
2019– Oklahoma City Energy 0 (0)
National team
2008– Jamaica 70 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:51, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 July 2017

Je-Vaughn Tidley Watson (born 22 October 1983) is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for Oklahoma City Energy in the USL Championship.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Sporting Central Academy[edit]

Watson attended Garvey Maceo High School and turned professional in 2005. He spent six years playing with Sporting Central Academy in the Jamaican Premier League, eventually becoming the club's captain.

Houston Dynamo[edit]

Watson had trials in England and Denmark, but after training with the club during the 2011 pre-season, Watson signed with Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer on 15 April;[3] he made his Dynamo debut on 23 April 2011 in a 1–1 tie with Chicago Fire. He became the first Sporting Central player to secure a professional contract overseas.[4] Watson appeared for Houston in the 2011 MLS Cup and CONCACAF Champions League competitions.

FC Dallas[edit]

Watson was traded to FC Dallas on 19 February 2013 in exchange for a second-round 2015 MLS SuperDraft pick.[5] His contract was terminated on 18 February 2016.[6] On 4 March 2016, it was announced that Watson had resigned with Dallas and then been traded to New England Revolution for a third-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

New England Revolution[edit]

Watson played two seasons with the Revolution.[7] His option was declined at the end of the 2017 season.[8]

OKC Energy FC[edit]

In 2019, Watson signed for OKC Energy FC.[9]

International[edit]

Watson made his international debut for the Jamaica national football team on 26 July 2008 in a friendly against El Salvador and has since gone on to make 13 appearances for the Reggae Boyz. He played in Jamaica's 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Honduras.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first.[10]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 February 2012 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  Cuba 2–0 3–0 Friendly
2. 25 March 2016 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Costa Rica 1–0 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 11 October 2016 Leonora Stadium, Leonora, Guyana  Guyana 1–2 4–2 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
3. 26 July 2017 Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, United States  United States 1–1 1–2 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Honors[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reggae Boyz squad for Copa America". Jamaica Football Federation. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ http://static.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/players-coaches/people=301494/index.html
  3. ^ "Dynamo sign F Koke, MF Watson".
  4. ^ Sporting's Watson seals MLS deal – Jamaica Observer
  5. ^ http://www.fcdallas.com/news/2013/02/fc-dallas-signs-brazilian-michel-acquires-je-vaughn-watson
  6. ^ http://www.fcdallas.com/post/2016/02/18/fc-dallas-and-je-vaughn-watson-mutually-agree-terminate-defender-s-contract
  7. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/03/04/je-vaughn-watson-heads-new-england-revolution-after-trade-fc-dallas
  8. ^ https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/je-vaughn-watson
  9. ^ https://www.energyfc.com/news_article/show/1019674
  10. ^ "Watson, Je-Vaughn". National Football Teams. Retrieved 3 February 2017.

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