At the end of the NASL season, Albert Watson had a lot to think about. His wife and him were expecting a child. After spending three years with FC Edmonton, he was a free agent. And he was frustrated that the team had yet to make a playoff breakthrough in that time.
And he admitted that it hurt to watch the Ottawa Fury, a team that FC Edmonton had knocked out of the Amway Canadian Championship each of the past two years, go on a run that took it all the way to NASL final.
So, he wondered if his time in Edmonton was done, if he should take a new challenge. But, after weeks of reflection, he made his decision: He will remain with FCE. The team announced Thursday that Watson signed a new deal.
“Last year, I said in several interviews that I wanted to get into the playoffs,” said the Eddies captain. “And it didn’t happen for us this year. I was a bit disheartened, like I think everyone around the team was this year. Part of me felt that maybe it was time to move on, to take on a new challenge. I really thought hard about it.
“Because, in the three years, we really haven’t done anything. You can’t say that you’ve done anything until you get into the fight for the cup.”
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