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Player Profiles: Kwame Watson-Siriboe recovers from injury, is traded to NYCFC

For the next few weeks, we'll be posting a series of articles profiling Real Salt Lake's 2014 squad. Today, we're looking at Kwame Watson-Siriboe, who is set to play for NYCFC next season after a mid-season trade away from Salt Lake City.

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No longer with Real Salt Lake, the trade of Kwame Watson-Siriboe could be a revitalization to his career. Traded from Chicago Fire halfway through the 2012 season, Kwame made 12 appearances for the Claret-and-Cobalt in the last half of the 2012 campaign - more than he had accumulated the last two years with Chicago.

Still, the 6-foot-3 University of Connecticut alumni was never able to be consistently apart of the first-team after that start. In total, Watson-Siriboe tallied seven more appearances with the Claret-and-Cobalt first-team after his first year suffering a season-ending ACL tear on June 15, 2013, before being traded to New York City FC in August 2014 after his recovery.

Watson-Siriboe does have talent, let's not forget that - one reason Jason Kreis' NYCFC side has picked him up. With that in mind, he was never able to overcome the skills and talent of Chris Schuler and Nat Borchers. RSL can however look forward to potentially facing him during the 2015 campaign.

Those players who registered nearly no minutes in 2014 are unranked. [X] is one of those five.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of player profiles recapping the 2014 season and previewing the 2015 season. Player ratings were compiled via a vote by RSL Soapbox writers. Statistics are via