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Watson Returns For Fifth Season With FC Edmonton

Defender Albert Watson will return for fifth season with FC Edmonton
Feb 13, 2017

EDMONTON, AB - FC Edmonton announced, Monday, the return of veteran centre back Albert Watson for the club’s 2017 North American Soccer League (NASL) campaign. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Watson, 31, is one of the NASL’s longest serving players with a single club, having joined FC Edmonton for the 2013 season. To date, the Belfast native has made a club record 111 appearances across all competitions.

“I’m delighted that we have brought back Albert this year”, FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller stated. “Albert is well thought of within the league, he is an out-and-out, honest and hardworking defender, who does his job well.”

Watson returns to centre FC Edmonton’s back line that led the NASL in goals against in 2016. The team allowed just 21 goals in 32 regular season matches en route to a semifinal appearance in The Championship—the league’s four-team postseason tournament. 

“Albert is a leader that gives absolutely everything in practice and during every game,” Miller added. “He is a terrific professional and he will remain a very important part of FC Edmonton this season.”

FC Edmonton kicks off their 2017 NASL campaign, April 2! Lock down your season tickets with just a $50 deposit. For tickets and more information, click HERE, call 780.700.2600 or visit www.fcedmonton.com/claimyourthrone.

Current FC Edmonton 2017 Roster:

Goalkeepers  
Tyson Farago, Nathan Ingham

Defenders
Allan Zebie, Marko Aleksic, Shawn Nicklaw, Karsten Smith, Netan Sansara, Albert Watson 

Midfielders
Pedro Galvao, Ben Fisk, Nik Ledgerwood, Nico Di Biase, Dustin Corea, Sainey Nyassi

Forwards
Tomi Ameobi, Jake Keegan

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FC Edmonton is Edmonton’s professional soccer club. Founded by Edmonton entrepreneurs Tom and Dave Fath, 2017 marks the FC Edmonton's seventh season as a member of the North American Soccer League. The NASL operates within Canada and the United States. For more information, please visit www.fcedmonton.com.

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