FC Dallas has competed a sign and trade deal with the New England Revolution today. FCD re-signed defender Je-Vaughn Watson and then traded him to the Revolution in exchange for their natural third-round pick in the 2017 SuperDraft.
Watson had previously seen his contract mutually terminated by FC Dallas in an effort to be closer to his family in Philadelphia. The Jamaican international has been training with the Revs for the last couple of weeks.
Watson is a veteran of 119 league matches, 78 of which came in an FC Dallas kit where he logged 5,839 minutes, six goals, and four assists.
This is the second trade in the offseason for FC Dallas where a player asked to be released to be closer to home/family. In December, Dan Kennedy requested a trade back to LA and the team was only able to get a couple draft picks out of that deal. In some ways you can't be mad at FC Dallas to being the nice guy in these deals but getting some late round draft picks as compensation does kind of sting a bit.