Jamaican international JeVaughn Watson impressed Houston Dynamo coach Dom Kinnear with his reserve team showing on Monday.
The 27-year old has been on the verge of a move to the MLS club for some time now but an agreement could never be finalized, however, now it seems certain that he will officially sign with the Dynamo.
Watson stepped out for the reserves against Sporting Kansas City and his performance was not lost on Kinnear.
“(Watson) started off very well in the first half and looked good,” Kinnear said. “He got a little tired out there as the game wore on, but he showed some good moments. Especially at the beginning of the game, he looked very good.”
Watson admitted that he has always been keen for a deal to be done but said he had some problems with his former club and agent.
Now he is looking forward to helping Houston to MLS glory in 2011.
“Yeah, I’m very happy I’m here,” he said. “It was a little bit of (an) issue between the agent and the club. Everything worked out. It’s better late than never.
“I’ve got a lot of energy to bring to the team and a lot of skills,” he added. “Hopefully I’ll score some goals to win the MLS Cup this year.”
And Kinnear added that he has plans for Watson to come into the senior setup this weekend against New England Revolution.
“There is a hope he plays Sunday,” Kinnear said. “But once he signs, he has to go through the whole (work) visa process. But he’s been here before, so maybe that will be a little bit of a help.”