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Watford gives DeMerit an extension

jaydemerit052006.0 Watford gives DeMerit an extension
EPL side Watford FC rewarded American defender Jay DeMerit with a contract extension and an undisclosed bonus Wednesday. DeMerit did not ask for the bonus but was rewarded with two other “cornerstone” players (Gavon Mahon and Al Bangura) by the club. Despite Demerit’s outstanding play in England he still hasn’t recieved a US National Team call up. Hopefully the new coach of the US Men’s National Team will realize that DeMerit, one of the few Americans who has become a franchise type player in Europe is worth taking a look at.

DeMerit proved in the playoff match with Leeds United that he can stand tall under pressure scoring an early goal and then playing outstanding defense to preserve a Watford victory and a ticket to the EPL. The club has rewarded him for his work and now so should the US National Team with a call up!
Image from Watford FC Website

 


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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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