After spending the better part of three years languishing on the bench in Chicago, Watson-Siriboe received a much-needed career reboot in June 2012 when RSL acquired him via trade with the Fire.
Watson-Siriboe was having a productive 2013 season for the Claret-and-Cobalt before going down for the season last June due to a torn ACL suffered in a Reserve League match at USL-Pro side Phoenix FC. The fourth-year center back appeared in seven games for Real Salt Lake – all starts – before suffering his injury, capably manning his post in the middle of back line before getting hurt.
Watson-Siriboe had a successful first season with RSL in 2012, as the UConn product played well in 12 league games and started 10 in fill-in duty for injured center backs.The California native will hope to return to full fitness and gain opportunities to showcase his defensive prowess for RSL in 2014.
RSL: Via trade from the Chicago Fire on June 27, 2012 in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
CHI: Selected in the second round (26th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft
2013: Made seven appearances – all of which were starts – for the Claret-and-Cobalt in the regular season ... Played a total of 630 minutes, registering zero goals and assists … Tore his ACL in a Reserve League match at Phoenix FC on June 15; missed the rest of the season due to the injury
2012: Acquired by RSL in a trade with Chicago on June 27 … Did not appear in any MLS games for Chicago ... Played in 12 league games for RSL, 10 of which were starts … Those 12 appearances and 10 starts in ½ season with RSL were more than Watson-Siriboe had in 2 ½ years with the Fire … Made his first appearance for the Claret-and-Cobalt in a scoreless draw with Seattle at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 4 … Appeared in 11 consecutive league games to start his RSL career, beginning with the aforementioned July 4 game against Seattle and ending with RSL’s 0-1 loss at Houston … Made his playoff debut in the first leg of RSL’s Western Conference Semfinal series loss to Seattle, starting at CenturyLink Field and playing 76 minutes before being subbed off … Appeared in two of RSL’s four CONCACAF Champions League matches, coming on as a second half sub in the Claret-and-Cobalt’s CCL opener at Herediano on July 31 and going the full 90 in the team’s 2-0 win over Tauro FC on Aug. 21
2011: Did not appear in any games with the Fire...Was sent on a season-long loan to FC Tampa Bay of the second-division NASL on June 3 … Made 10 appearances for Tampa Bay before returning to Chicago upon the conclusion of the NASL season in early-October
2010: Appeared in 10 league matches, starting 7 for a total of 681 minutes during his rookie campaign…Made his professional debut early in the season, starting centrally next to current RSL Assistant Coach C.J. Brown in a 2-2 draw at COL on 4/3… Helped the Fire back line to 3 clean sheets during his time on the field, his first coming in a 3-0 win at SJ on 9/29… Appeared in all 3 of the Fire’s SuperLiga matches, starting two … Started and played the full 120 minutes in Chicago’s U.S Open Cup shootout loss to Charleston Battery on 6/29 …
2006-2009: Played 19 matches, scoring three goals for the Huskies in his senior season of 2009 while garnering First Team All-Big East honors … Appeared in 12 matches as a junior in 2008, helping UConn to a second straight NCAA quarterfinal appearance … Played in 23 matches in his sophomore season of 2007, leading the Huskies defense to the NCAA quarterfinals … Appeared in one match for UConn as a freshman in 2006
Played soccer at Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif. and for Pateadores Soccer Club
US Youth National Teams: U.S. Under-18’s: Member of the U-18 National Team that traveled to Argentina in 2004
Majored in Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut