Player Details


Joel Waterman


6' 2"


172 lbs

Date of Birth

1.24.1996 (25)


Aldergrove, BC Canada



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side



2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Cavalry FC and signed to a two-year contract, with options through 2023, on January 14, 2020.

Waterman is a center back who can play every position in a three or four-man defensive line, and also as a defensive midfielder. 

OUTSIDE MLS: Waterman, 25, played the last season with Cavalry FC, helping the team finish atop both the Canadian Premier League Spring and Fall Seasons’ standings, before appearing in the first leg of the league final. He played 25 regular season games and 1,719 minutes, scoring one goal, and three Canadian Championship games. He was selected by Calgary in the second round of the 2019 CPL U-Sports Draft. Waterman also played three seasons in the USL Premier Development League, suiting up with the Kitsap Pumas in 2016, TSS FC Rovers in 2017 and the Calgary Foothills in 2018, with whom he won the league playoff championship. He also appeared in two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games in 2016.

COLLEGE: He previously played four seasons with the Trinity Western University Spartans, in British Columbia, registering nine goals and four assists in 47 career games, including 38 starts.