Je-Vaughn Watson

Je-Vaughn Watson
Je-Vaughn Watson
Je-Vaughn Watson
Real Name: Je-Vaughn Watson
HT: 6' 1" WT: 200
Age: 34 (10/22/1983)
Birthplace: May Pen, Jamaica
Hometown: May Pen


  • A seven-year MLS veteran with 160 career appearances with New England (2016-17), FC Dallas (2013-15), and the Houston Dynamo (2011-12).
  • Owns 72 career caps, several of them as captain, and four goals with the Jamaica National Team.
  • Displayed exceptional versatility in two seasons with Revolution, featuring at all three defensive positions and in a defensive midfield role.
  • Set career bests for minutes played (2,481), appearances (31), starts (29), and goals (four) in 2014 with FC Dallas.

MLS CAREER: A seven-year MLS defender with two seasons in New England…Career regular season totals include 160 appearances, 117 starts, eight goals, and seven assists in 10,569 minutes of action…Played in 10 postseason contests, starting seven, and registered two assists…In 2017, made 18 appearances and eight starts…Made 23 appearances, with 19 starts, in 2016, tallying one goal with one assist…With FC Dallas in 2015, started 22 of 23 appearances…Set multiple career highs in 2014, including minutes played (2,481), games played (31), starts (29), and goals (four), while tying personal best with two assists…In first season with FC Dallas, started 15 of 24 games with two goals and two assists…Played in 19 games with 13 starts for the Houston Dynamo in 2012…In first campaign with Houston, started 11 of 22 games and tallied one goal with one assist.

2017: Made 18 appearances and eight starts…Also started one U.S. Open Cup match, playing 90 minutes against D.C. United…Spent time with the Jamaica National Team for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and scored in the final…(3/4) at COL: Entered the game in the second half and played 16 minutes…(4/2) at POR: Made second substitute appearance of the season, playing 33 minutes in the 1-1 draw…(4/8) vs. HOU: Played 22 minutes in third substitute appearance and recorded one shot against his former team…(4/15) at CHI: Made first start of the season…Issued red card in the 27th minute for yellow card accumulation…(5/21) vs. CLB: Recorded 150th career MLS appearance…(5/27) at NY: Surpassed 10,000 career minutes played in second start of season…(7/29) vs. PHI: Played seven minutes in first MLS action since Gold Cup…(8/12) vs. VAN: Made second start of season at left back and helped team to a clean sheet win…(9/13) at ATL: Made only start of season at right midfield…(9/27) at ORL: Started in left midfield and played 75 minutes.

2016: Appeared in 23 games, starting 19, and tallied one goal with one assist…Featured at all three defensive positions and in a defensive midfield role…Started three times in the U.S. Open Cup and scored two goals…Started in the defensive midfield in the club’s Round of 16 match against the New York Cosmos on June 29…Scored first goal with the Revolution and the team’s lone goal in regulation, before adding the game-clinching penalty in the Quarterfinal win over Philadelphia on July 20…Contributed the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute of the Open Cup Semifinal win over the Chicago Fire on Aug. 9…(4/9) vs. TOR: Assisted Kelyn Rowe’s goal for first helper as a member of the Revolution…(7/23) vs. CHI: Started and played 90 minutes…Scored first MLS goal with the Revolution with a game-winning header in the 85th minute off a Chris Tierney corner…Named Santander Man of the Match by fans.

2015 (with FC Dallas): Made 27 total appearances, starting 22 of 23 games in the regular season, for an FC Dallas team that finished tied with the New York Red Bulls for most wins…A regular contributor for a defense that recorded a franchise-record 13 shutouts on the season…Finished the year with 1,986 minutes, coming up 14 minutes shy of second straight 2,000-minute campaign…Started all four of the club’s MLS Cup Playoff matches and logged a total of 390 minutes in the postseason…Recorded two assists in the postseason, which came in back-to-back matches on Nov. 8 vs. Seattle and Nov. 22 at Portland…(4/4) at POR: Made season debut and played 21 minutes as a second-half substitute…(4/10) vs. COL: Made first start of the season…Played the full 90 minutes…Postseason: (11/8) vs. SEA: Recorded one assist and played the full 120 minutes…(11/22) at POR: Notched an assist in a second straight postseason game, a 3-1 loss…(11/29) vs. POR: Played the full 90 minutes.  

2014 (with FC Dallas): In second season with FC Dallas, emerged as a mainstay in the club’s lineup…Appeared in a career-high 31 matches during the regular season and ranked second on the team in minutes played with 2,481…Exceeded 2,000 minutes for the first time in career…Netted a career-high four goals and tied a personal best with two assists…Two of four goals came in a nine-minute span against former team on April 5…(3/8) vs. MTL: Notched an assist in the season opener…(3/22) vs. CHV: Tallied first goal of the season in the 3-1 win…(4/5) at HOU: Played 90 minutes and scored two goals in a span of nine minutes against former team…(9/22) vs. RSL: Played 90 minutes and scored fourth goal of the season in the 2-1 victory…Postseason: (10/29) vs. VAN: Played the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win…(11/2) vs. SEA: Started in the 1-1 draw…(11/10) at SEA: Played all 90 minutes for the third straight postseason match, a 2-1 loss. 

2013 (with FC Dallas): Started 15 of 24 appearances in first season with FC Dallas after being acquired from Houston via a trade…Scored two goals and tallied two assists…Also appeared in six reserve league matches…(3/2) vs. COL: Started and played 90 minutes in FC Dallas debut…(5/11) vs. DC: Opened Dallas scoring account with one goal in the 2-1 win…(9/7) vs. VAN: Scored second goal of the season in the 3-1 win.

2012 (with Houston Dynamo): Played in 19 games, with 13 starts, in second MLS campaign…Logged 1,096 minutes played and recorded 18 shots…Played the full 90 minutes on four occasions…Scored one goal in the team’s 3-1 win on Aug. 22 in CONCACAF Champions League competition…(3/11) at CHV: Started and played 90 minutes in the season opener…(6/20) vs. TOR: Made first substitute appearance of the season in the 3-3 draw…Playing 33 minutes…(10/27) at COL: Started and played 90 minutes in the season finale.

2011 (with Houston Dynamo): Signed with the Houston Dynamo on April 15…Appeared in 22 games, with 11 starts, and contributed one goal and two assists in first MLS campaign…Played in three postseason matches…(4/23) at CHI: Made MLS debut as a substitute in the 1-1 tie…(5/4) vs. COL: Made first MLS start, playing the full 90 minutes, and added one assist…(5/7) at TOR: Tallied second MLS assist in second start…Recorded two shots…(9/14) at CLB: Started and played 77 minutes…Scored first MLS goal in the 2-2 draw…Headed in a cross from fellow countryman Jermaine Taylor to open professional scoring account…Postseason: (10/30) at PHI: Made MLS postseason debut and played 25 minutes…(11/3) vs. PHI: Helped the team close out a 1-0 win as a second-half sub in 33 minutes of action…(11/20) at LA: Played six minutes in the team’s MLS Cup loss.

NATIONAL TEAM (JAMAICA): Has been capped 72 times with the Jamaica National Team…In 2008, made international debut as a substitute in a 0-0 tie with El Salvador on July 26 in Frisco, Texas…In 2010, made three appearances in friendlies, facing Argentina on Feb. 10, South Africa on April 28, and Costa Rica on Sept. 5…Named to Jamaican roster for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup…Played 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Honduras on June 13 to clinch the group title…Started friendly matches against Venezuela (March 25), El Salvador (March 29), and Ecuador (Sept. 2) in 2011…Started, played 90 minutes, and provided an assist in a 2-1 win in WC qualifying against Guatemala on June 8, 2011…In 2012, played 90 minutes in a 2-1 WC qualifier win over USA on Sept. 7, and logged 75 minutes in a 1-0 loss to USA on Sept. 11…Wore the Captain’s armband for The Reggae Boyz in a friendly with Trinidad and Tobago in November 2013…Made 10 appearances for Jamaica during the 2014 World Cup Qualifying cycle…Called up seven times in 2015 and helped the team reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final…Started all but one match in the tournament…Named to the country’s final 23-man roster for Copa America Centenario…Started all three of the country’s games in the tournament…Appeared in a pair of World Cup Qualifying matches at Panama on Sept. 2 and vs. Haiti on Sept. 6, 2016…Captained and scored for Jamaica for a 2017 Caribbean Cup qualifying match against Suriname on Oct. 11, 2016…Served as captain against the United States on Feb. 3, 2017…Called in to Jamaica's 2017 Gold Cup squad and started each of its three Group Stage matches...Recorded an assist against Curacao on July 9, 2017…Played in a second straight Gold Cup Final on July 26, 2017…Scored Jamaica's lone goal in the final against the United States, volleying a corner kick past Tim Howard at the far post…Appeared in a friendly at Saudi Arabia on Oct. 7, 2017.

PERSONAL: Began playing soccer at the age of eight...Lists greatest accomplishment outside of soccer as passing the Caribbean Examinations Council exams.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017New England Revolution188076605211051
2016New England Revolution231911705111424131
2015FC Dallas232201986011417041
2014FC Dallas312942481229843642
2013FC Dallas2415213722201026341
2012Houston Dynamo191301096018616010
2011Houston Dynamo221111163212428341
Career Totals-16011781056971063816513257
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