RICHMOND, VA – (Friday, January 26, 2018) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the return of veteran defender William Yomby
for the 2018 season, pending USL, USSF and Visa approval.
Returning to Richmond for his 10th season, Yomby is a six time All-League First Team defender and former USL Defender of the Year. Named the 2017 Supporter’s Choice MVP, the franchise player made 19 appearances last season after an offseason surgery sidelined him through May. Overall, he has made 240 appearances in a Kickers uniform, amassing over 20,000 minutes. Integral on both sides of the ball, the native of Bafoussam, Cameroon has contributed 11 goals and five assists throughout his career, while backstopping the Kickers defense to more than 80 shutouts in nine seasons.
Prior to signing with the Kickers, Yomby was drafted by Sporting Kansas City in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, inking a developmental contract with the Major League Soccer side before joining the Puerto Rico Islanders later that season. A graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, he was selected to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Rookie Team before making 48 appearances over three seasons. He also earned All-CAA Second Team honors and was named to the CAA All-Tournament and All-State teams.
Yomby joins 16 players currently under contract including Matt Bolduc, Heviel Cordovés, Marcel DeBellis, Giuseppe Gentile, Raul Gonzalez, Yudai Imura, Alex Lee, Luiz Fernando, Fred Owusu Sekyere, Mallan Roberts, Conor Shanosky, Brian Shriver, Braeden Troyer, Oscar Umar, Finnlay Wyatt, and Austin Yearwood.
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