Watson signed a one year contract with Leicester City Football Club in England during the 2007-2008 season. As a member of the U18 Academy team, Watson was rostered in two reserve games while at Leicester City. The 19-year old decided to forgo college to pursue his opportunities as a professional player.
“Marcus is a young, athletic and technical outside defender that likes to join the attack,” said Thunder head coach Donny Gramenz. “I believe he will adapt well to the professional environment and develop into a great player for the Thunder.”
Watson most recently participated in league and cup games with Hollywood United, a high level amateur team based out of Hollywood, California.