Defender added for the reminder of the 2014 NASL Season
CARY, NC August 22, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks have acquired defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe from MLS expansion side New York City FC on a loan for the remainder of the 2014 NASL season. Watson-Siriboe, 28, was acquired by New York City FC in a trade from Real Salt Lake on August 11, 2014.
“We are delighted to add a player with Kwame’s experience at this point of the season,” said RailHawks Head Coach Colin Clarke. “We want to thank New York City FC for making this deal happen, and we look forward to Kwame helping us reach our goals and win the championship.”
The California native made 19 total appearances for Real Salt Lake in 2012-13. In June 2013, he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and missed the remainder of the 2013 MLS season. Kwame, a UCONN grad, was drafted in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire after earning First Team All-Big East honors.
The addition of Watson-Siriboe gives the RailHawks added depth in the back line as they continue to fight for a spot in the NASL championship. The RailHawks currently sit in sixth place in the 2014 NASL combined standings, but only 2 points back from 4th placed Tampa with 11 matches remaining – the top four teams qualify for post-season play.
You can follow Kwame on Twitter @kwamekazi.
The RailHawks will travel to Florida this coming weekend to face the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The match will kick-off at 7:30pm and will be streaming live on NASLLive.com. The RailHawks return to WakeMed Soccer Park Saturday August 30th at 7:30pm to host Southern rival, the Atlanta Silverbacks. Tickets for the match are available online at www.carolinarailhawks.com. For more information on upcoming games and events contact the Johnson Maserati Box Office at 919-459-8144.