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#2 - William Yomby

Position: Defender
Birthdate: June 18, 1984
Hometown: Bafoussam, Cameroon
Previous Club: Puerto Rico Islanders
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 195

ACQUIRED: Initially Signed April 15, 2009. Re-signed January 26, 2018.
 
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.
 
OUTSIDE USL: 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.