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NYC FC Bring in Central-Defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe

by Daniel Steele | Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2014

This week New York City FC proudly announced the acquisition of its sixth player; central-defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe from Real Salt Lake. In exchange for Watson-Siriboe, NYC FC surrendered its natural pick in the fourth round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Kwame Watson-Siriboe Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

Kwame Watson-Siriboe
Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images

“I am really happy to be able to continue my work with Kwame from my time at Real Salt Lake,” said NYC FC Head Coach, Jason Kreis, who managed Watson-Siriboe for two seasons between 2012 and 2013. “Kwame is the type of imposing central-defender that is difficult to play against,” added Kreis. “Adding him to the squad at this early point in our roster building process is fantastic.”

Watson-Siriboe is the second defender to join the squad after the club acquired Jeb Brovsky from the Montreal Impact in June. The two players join forward David Villa, goalkeeper Josh Saunders, as well as midfielders Frank Lampard and Andrew Jacobson to complete NYC FC’s current roster.

“I’m delighted to be reuniting with Jason Kreis and Miles Joseph,” said Watson-Siriboe. “I had a great working relationship with Coach Kreis, I’m looking forward to continuing this under his leadership.”

Watson-Siriboe acknowledged the unique situation and exciting opportunity that New York City FC has to offer him and his fellow teammates:

“The management and head coach are building an exciting squad here. It’s a great challenge and opportunity for me to be part of something very special happening here.”

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