HOW ACQUIRED: Selected in Stage Two in 2016 Re-Entry Draft. Signed on January 5, 2017.
Williams begins his ninth season in the league, and his second stint with Columbus. He should provide some depth at the center and right back positions for a club that struggled defensively in 2016.
COLLEGE: Williams started all 74 matches in which he appeared in while at Cleveland State University. In that time, Williams tallied 12 goals and eight assists. He captained the Vikings during his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Williams was named Division I All-Ohio and All-Horizon League First Team. He was also named to the All-Horizon League Newcomer Team as a freshman.