The addition gives United a level headed defender that will provide strength in the air and solid leadership abilities. Watson most recently played with Oldham, of the English Second Division, and has 63 caps for the Canadian National team.
His last game with the Canadian national team was on November 15, a 0-0 draw against Mexico for the World Cup Qualifying Semi-Final Round where Watson was Captain of the Canadian squad.
Watson is no stranger to the MLS and DC United’s Head Coach Thomas Rongen. During the 1996 MLS inaugural season Mark Watson made 14 appearances for the Columbus Crew. He then moved to New England and tallied 4 appearances and 1 goal for then NE head Coach Thomas Rongen.
From the MLS, Watson played for Osters in Sweden for 2 seasons, for English First Division squad Oxford for 2 seasons and finally for Oldham of the English Second Division.
Mark Watson is currently with DC United in Southern California preparing with the team for the upcoming CONCACAF Champions Cup. DC United opens play in that tournament on Wednesday. The game will be televised live on Galavision.
Born: September 8, 1970 (Vancouver, BC)
Weight: 180 Ibs
Citizenship: Canadian (holds US Green card)