T&T’s Martieon Watson Begins Trial With NY Red Bulls II

Trinidad and Tobago footballer Martieon Watson has recently been called up to a trail with USL Championship side, New York Red Bulls II, according to the Stony Brook Men’s Soccer Team’s Instagram

Watson, who played for Stony Brook University was named America East Conference Midfielder of Year the Year in 2018. He started 17 games, logging in 1541 minutes on the field. He scored 2 goals and led the American East conference with 7 assists. He assisted on both goals in a 2-0 win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Aug. 27 and scored the game-winner in a 2-1 win over Binghamton on Oct. 6.

Along with being named Midfielder of the Year, Martieon Watson was also named Eastern College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2018.

Recently he lined-up for the Red Bulls in an U-23 game against Lehigh Valley United back on July 10. The result was a 2-2 draw.

In his freshman year, Martieon Watson was named to the America East All-Rookie Team, scoring two goals and adding an assist in his freshman campaign. He started in all 18 matches.

Highlights of his freshman campaign included scored the game-winning goal in his collegiate debut vs. Central Connecticut on Aug. 27, recorded an assist in a win over Albany on Oct. 3, scoring a goal in the America East Quarterfinal vs. Binghamton on Nov. 7. and registering 17 shots, seven shots on goal for the season.

In his 2016 sophomore season, Watson was a regular in the Stony Brook midfield, starting all 18 games, and led the team in minutes played. He recorded an assist at Hartford on Oct. 12 while taking 15 shots for the season. In 2017 he played in 16 games , starting in 15. He was one of six different Stony Brook players to log over 1,300 minutes during the season.

Before Stony Brook University, the 6’0″ 160 lb. central midfielder from Vessigny played for the National U17, U20 and U23 teams. Competed in CONCACAF qualifying at both the U17 and U20 levels and narrowly missed qualification for the World Cup at both age groups. Watson also competed in the Rio 2016 Olympic Qualifying games in 2015.

He was the captain of the Naparima College Boys’ team that won the 2014 SSFL National Premier League Title and was named to the SSFL All-Star Team for the 2014 season. He also played as a member of W. Connection FC and captained their U16 and U18 Teams.