HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred and signed on Jan. 29, 2018.
Wilson is a center back in the prime of his career who should be one of the best passing center backs in MLS in 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: From 2007-11, Wilson represented the Scottish youth teams, appearing in 26 matches at the U-17, U-19 and U-21 levels. Wilson made his senior debut on November 16, 2010, scoring his first and only goal in Scotland’s 3-0 win over Faroe Islands. He’s made five appearances in total for the Tartan Terriers.
OUTSIDE MLS: This season, the 26-year-old appeared in 14 contests for Rangers, tallying three goals and one assist in 1,077 minutes. In two stints with the Scottish club (2008-10, 2015-18), Wilson saw action in 109 games across all competitions, including a pair of Champions League games during the 2009-10 campaign. Wilson also spent time with Liverpool FC of the English Premier League during the 2010-11 season. While at Anfield, he appeared in nine games for the Reds, including five Europa League fixtures. Wilson would also play 15 matches for the club’s U-23 side, scoring one goal and adding four assists. Following brief stints with Bristol City (2011-12) and Blackpool (2012), Wilson returned to the Scottish Premiership, joining Heart of Midlothian FC in 2013. In 85 appearances across three campaigns, Wilson notched nine goals and ten assists.