New York City FC has traded for center back Kwame Watson-Siriboe from Real Salt Lake in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, the team announced Monday.
NYCFC's head coach, Jason Kreis, managed Watson-Siriboe during the 2012 and 2013 seasons at Real Salt Lake.
The 27-year-old played in 19 games at Real Salt Lake in 2012-13, but has been sidelined this season after tearing his ACL last June.
The American defender was dealt by the Chicago Fire to Real Salt Lake during the 2012 season.
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Watson-Siriboe is the sixth player to sign for NYCFC, joining defender Jeb Brovsky, goalkeeper Josh Saunders, forward David Villa, and midfielders Frank Lampard and Andrew Jacobson.
NYCFC did not announce whether Watson-Siriboe will go on loan to another club before NYCFC plays its first game in March 2015, but the other five players that the club has signed have been loaned to other teams.
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- Sarah Barshop