Rennie brings a RailHawk to the Whitecaps’ fold

Matt Watson

Let the exodus begin! Matt Watson is leaving the Carolina RailHawks for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

On Friday, the Whitecaps announced that they had signed the former RailHawks’ midfielder.

“Matt has consistently been one of the best players at the North American second division level over the past four years – three of which I had the pleasure of coaching him,” said Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie in a release issued by the club. “He has had several offers to join Major League Soccer teams, so I am really pleased that he has chosen to take the next step in his career with Vancouver Whitecaps FC.”

Before Martin Rennie announced in August that he was going to become the coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Carolina RailHawks were by far and away the best team in Div.-2. If you’d seen them play on a regular basis, you would think that they’d regularly beat many of the lower teams in MLS, such as the New England Revolution or, ahem, the Whitecaps.
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