Cheers to Matt Watson

March 5, 2014 at 10:14 pm | Posted in Vancouver Whitecaps | Leave a comment

Today it was announced that the Vancouver Whitecaps have dealt Matt Watson away to the Chicago Fire. With the influx of new midfield talent coming in, the writing was on the wall for Matt.  While Matt Watson did not set Vancouver on fire with his football skill, he left a wonderful impression on Vancouver Whitecaps fans.

Matt Watson: great guy

Matt Watson: great guy


Watson came to Vancouver as a Martin Rennie man, having played for Rennie at Carolina Railhawks.  Watson stood mostly on the fringes of the first team, and rarely got a run of more than a few games.  When he did play he gave his all for Vancouver and no one could question his effort and commitment to the jersey.

Watson is a great family man and delighted us all with his beautiful daughters.  His wife Cat Watson is a very talented writer who gave humourous insight into the life of a professional soccer family.

Matt Watson will be remembered as the man who made a spectacular run down the left wing of the pitch in LA and passed the ball for a goal in the Whitecaps only MLS playoff game thus far.  Darren Mattocks finished the pass and thrilled us all.  For a while we were 1-0 up on the glamorous LA Galaxy. 

The Chicago Fire is gaining a great gentleman, a solid MLS player, and a model professional. I wish all the best to Matt Watson and his family.  Best wishes to Matt for success with the Chicago Fire. 


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