Wanderers Sell Watson To Chattanooga FC
The Halifax Wanderers have sold English midfielder Callum Watson to Chattanooga FC, pending league and federation approval along with P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.
The 23-year-old had enjoyed a strong rookie season out east, where he tallied three goals and one assist in 26 appearances, one of which came in playoffs.
The financial terms of the Watson’s transfer were not disclosed by either club.
“So happy to get this over the line,” said Callum online. “Can’t wait to get back out to the States and get started.”
“On behalf of everyone at Halifax Wanderers, we thank Callum for his contribution to the club in our 2023 season,” said Wanderers Sporting Director Matt Fegan.
“This is a good new challenge for Callum and we wish him all the best in this next chapter of his career.”
Watson had stepped into Wanderers Grounds after wrapping his NCAA chapter at Creighton University, where he registered six goals and 11 assists in 51 game, with the l Blue Jays reaching the national semi-finals in 2022.
Despite offers to trial with Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake after that, he put pen to paper on a one-year contract with Halifax that included an option for 2024.
Watson, who hails from Essex, had previously progressed through the AFC Sudbury academy. Landing in the US to pursue his post-secondary education, he won two GPAC tournament championships with Hastings College before enlisting with Creighton.
It looks like one of his alma matter could be coming in to replace him at Halifax, with Creighton’s Giorgio Probo looking set for the side.
Chattanooga FC is embarking on its first season in MLS NEXT Pro this year, having previously turned professional in 2019.