Marcus Watson

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This article is about the American soccer player. For the British rugby union player, see Marcus Watson (rugby union).
Marcus Watson
Personal information
Full name Marcus Watson
Date of birth (1989-09-16) September 16, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Houston, Texas, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Los Angeles Misioneros
Number 6
Youth career
2007–2008 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Hollywood United
2009 Minnesota Thunder 1 (0)
2009–2010 Doxa Italia 4 (1)
2010 Ventura County Fusion 13 (1)
2011 Hollywood United Hitmen
2012– Los Angeles Misioneros 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 29, 2012.

Marcus Watson (born September 16, 1989 in Houston, Texas) is an American soccer player currently playing for Los Angeles Misioneros in the USL Premier Development League.


Youth and Amateur[edit]

Instead of attending college and playing college soccer, Watson decided to pursue a career as a professional soccer player straight out of high school; he travelled to England, and was offered a place on the academy of famed English club Leicester City. As a member of the U18 Academy team, Watson was rostered in two reserve games while with the Foxes.

Watson returned to the United States in 2008, and subsequently spent some time playing for Los Angeles-based amateur team Hollywood United.


Watson signed his first professional contract with Minnesota in April 2009,[1] and made his professional debut on June 27, in a 3-1 defeat to the Rochester Rhinos.[2]

He found himself without a club when the Thunder folded at the end of the 2009 USL-1 season; after a brief stint with LA-based amateur team Doxa Italia, he joined Ventura County Fusion of the USL Premier Development League for the 2010 season, before moving on to play for the Hollywood United Hitmen in the National Premier Soccer League in 2011.

After helping Hollywood to the 2011 NPSL championship game, he left the club following the conclusion of the season, and subsequently signed to play for the Los Angeles Misioneros in the USL Premier Development League in 2012.


Watson has played for both of the U-18 and U-20 United States national teams.


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