HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Houston to Vancouver on December 13, 2016 in exchange for general allocation money.
The veteran of eight MLS seasons joined the Whitecaps in the 2016 offseason after two years in Houston. He played in 36 matches for the Dynamo before the offseason move to Vancouver, who have been seeking a dependable right back.
Williams' track record is that of a durable, hard-working right back who can be counted on to defend his position while pushing forward into the attack. He's also possessed of one of the league's most dangerous long throws.
INTERNATIONAL: A product of the U.S. Under-17 National Team Residency Program played in two youth World Cups for the United States: the U-17 World Cup in Korea (2007) and the U-20 World Cup in Egypt (2009).