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. RSL assistant coach C.J. Brown was the driving force behind the acquisition, having seen firsthand Watson-Siriboe's physical talent and strong work ethic when the two played together in Chicago in 2010.
Acquiring Watson-Siriboe paid off handsomely for RSL in 2012, as the UConn product played well in 12 league games and started 10 in fill-in duty for injured center backs. Watson-Siriboe – who played in more games and tallied more minutes in one half-season with RSL than he did in 2 ½ years in Chicago – will get many more opportunities to shine in 2013, likely beginning the season as a starter with regular center back Nat Borchers out until mid-April while recovering from offseason surgery on his left quad.
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
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 …
2009: Played 19 matches, scoring three goals for the Huskies in 2009 while garnering First Team All-Big East honors … 2008: Appeared in 12 matches, helping UConn to a second straight NCAA quarterfinal appearance … 2007: Played in 23 matches, leading the Huskies defense to the NCAA quarterfinals … 2006: Appeared in one match for UConn
Played soccer at Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif. and for Pateadores Soccer Club
US Youth National Teams
Member of the U18 National Team that traveled to Argentina in 2004
Majored in Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut