RICHMOND, VA – (Friday, February 16, 2018) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce that Trinidad & Tobago International and former Colorado Rapids defender Mekeil Williams
has signed for the 2018 season, pending USL and USSF approval.
Williams joined the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer in 2016 and made 38 appearances and logged 2,865 minutes over two seasons. Earning 17 caps for Trinidad & Tobago, he most recently appeared in two 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Panama and Mexico. Previously, he appeared in three games for the Soca Warriors in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, including the quarterfinal loss to Panama.
Born in Port of Spain, Williams appeared in 20 matches over two seasons with Guatemalan side Antigua GFC, adding one goal in 1,524 minutes. He began his professional career with Ma Pau SC of the TT Pro League in 2009 prior to signing with W Connection FC in 2011. Williams then joined Polish club Pogoń Szczecin on a five-month loan, appearing in nine matches and registering one goal. In 2012, he signed with FC Fyn of Denmark, seeing action in eight matches for the club. Williams returned to W Connection in 2013 and played in the Trinidad first division until his move to Antigua GFC in 2015.
Williams joins 18 players currently under contract including Sam Bacon, Matt Bolduc, Heviel Cordovés, Kent Dickey, 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, Austin Yearwood and William Yomby.
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