HOW ACQUIRED: Homegrown Player rights traded from D.C. United and signed on Jan. 23, 2018. Signed a multi-year extension Feb. 4, 2021
Williamson was among the league's breakout stars in 2020. He previously played just 234 minutes over two seasons in Portland before becoming a constant starter in the midfield, with three goals and five assists in 21 appearances.
INTERNATIONAL: The Alexandra, Va., native has also featured at the international level, appearing in all 12 matches (10 starts) for the U-20 U.S. Men’s National Team, recording one goal and two assists. While competing at the U-20 FIFA World Cup in the summer of 2017, Williamson started four of the five matches, helping the U-20 USMNT advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
COLLEGE: Williamson has spent the past three seasons playing at the collegiate level with the University of Maryland, recording 14 goals and 13 assists in 58 appearances during that three-year span. Most recently, in 2017, Williamson started in 18 games for the Terrapins, tallying a team-high six goals and also adding five assists. Williamson was named 2017 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year and was also named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America third team, All-Midwest Region second team and the All-Big Ten first team.