Kendall Waston

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Kendall Waston
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Personal information
Full name Kendall Jamaal Waston Manley
Date of birth (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Center Back
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Number 4
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 Saprissa 41 (8)
2007 Carmelita (loan)
2008 Nacional (loan) 0 (0)
2010 Bayamón (loan)
2010–2011 UCR (loan) 19 (5)
2011–2012 Pérez Zeledón (loan) 35 (6)
2013 Pérez Zeledón (loan) 22 (6)
2014– Vancouver Whitecaps FC 71 (7)
National team
2007 Costa Rica U-20 1 (0)
2008 Costa Rica U-23
2013– Costa Rica 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 April 2017

Kendall Jamaal Waston Manley[citation needed] (born 1 January 1988) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a defender for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer and the Costa Rica national football team.

Club career[edit]

Waston made his professional debut for Saprissa in 2006[1] and played on loan for Carmelita in the Primera División de Costa Rica before moving abroad to enjoy another six-month loan spell with Club Nacional de Football in the Primera División Uruguaya from February 2008.[2] On March 2010, Waston signed a three-month loan deal with Bayamón of the Puerto Rico Soccer League to help the club qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League. He later had three more loan spells, one at UCR and two different at Pérez Zeledón.[3] On May 2012 Waston returned to Deportivo Saprissa to be part of the first team.

Vancouver Whitecaps[edit]

On 8 August 2014, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced a deal that they had acquired the defender from Saprissa. Waston joined Vancouver Whitecaps FC, who were in the midst of their 2014 MLS season.[4]

On 25 October 2014, Waston scored the only goal in the Whitecaps' final game of the regular season, heading in a corner kick from Pedro Morales, sending the Whitecaps to the playoffs for the second time in their four years since joining MLS.[5] The impact that Waston had on the Whitecaps' season after joining the club earned him a nomination for MLS Player of the Month for October.[6]

International career[edit]

A big defender, Waston was part of Costa Rica's 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup squad.[7]

He made his senior debut for Costa Rica in a May 2013 match against Canada and earned, as of December 2014, one more cap in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification against Honduras.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 December 2015 Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño, Liberia, Costa Rica  Nicaragua 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 28 March 2017 Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Honduras 1–1 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification



Vancouver Whitecaps FC



  1. ^ El curioso caso de Kendall Waston - Al Día (Spanish)
  2. ^ Kendall Waston se enrola en Nacional - Nación (Spanish)
  3. ^ Solís sigue a la espera, Loaiza y Waston suenan en Pérez - Nación (Spanish)
  4. ^ Brandon Timko (8 August 2014). "Addition of centre back Kendall Waston targeted for defensive and offensive help | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Michael McColl (27 October 2014). "After sending Vancouver Whitecaps to playoffs, Kendall Waston says "biggest" goal lies ahead". Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  6. ^ MLSSoccer staff (27 October 2014). "Vote now for Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month for October". Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Kendall WastonFIFA competition record
  8. ^ "Waston, Kendall". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

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