Real Salt Lake trades Kwame Watson-Siriboe to NYCFC in exchange for 2016 SuperDraft pick

RSL DF sent to new MLS addition New York City FC

Kwame Watson-Siriboe v. Atlanta Silverbacks - 05.28.13

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SANDY, UT – Real Salt Lake has announced on Monday that it has traded DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe to New York City Football Club in exchange for New York’s 2016  MLS SuperDraft fourth round pick. The trade will be effective immediately.

NYCFC was named as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise last year, and will make its league debut in 2015 at the start of MLS’s 20th season.

“I would like to thank Kwame for his two years with Real Salt Lake,” said RSL General Manager Garth Lagerwey. “Kwame has been a fantastic representative for the club both on and off the field, and we wish him the best of luck in his new venture with New York City FC.”

Real Salt Lake acquired Watson-Siriboe in a trade with the Chicago Fire on June 27, 2012. The UConn product went on to spend two years with the Claret-and-Cobalt, featuring in a total of 19 league games, 17 of which were starts.

Player: Kwame Watson-Siriboe
Position: Defender
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 196 lbs.
Date of Birth: November 13, 1986
Birthplace: Chino Hills, CA
Citizenship: USA
How acquired: Acquired via trade from the Chicago Fire on June 27, 2012 in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
How departed: Traded to NYCFC in exchange for 2016 MLS SuperDraft fourth round pick on Aug. 11, 2014