soccer  U.S. Soccer National Men's TeamsoccerU.S.

feedback

U.S. player pool

U.S. men's schedule & results

U.S. soccer MIDFIELDER
Richie Williams
Height: 5-5 (1.63 m).
Weight: 145 (66 kg).
Born: June 3, 1970, New York, New York.
Hometown: Middletown, New Jersey.
College: University of Virginia.
Club: MetroStars (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Colombia       Feb 3   0-1    1   0    11   0   0   0   0   0
Brazil         Mar 3   1-2    1   1    60   0   0   0   0   0

Total                         2   1    71   0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1998 0-0-1 1 0 0 0
1999 5-1-2 8 0 0 0
2000 3-0-2 5/2 0 0 0
2001 0-2-0 2/1 0 0 0
Total 8-3-5 15 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1993 Richmond Kickers (USISL) - - - -
1993-94 Ayr United (Scotland) 1 0 - -
1994 Richmond Kickers (USISL) - - - -
1995 Richmond Kickers (USISL Premier) 16 4 - -
1996 D.C. United (MLS) 30/30 1 5 7
1997 D.C. United (MLS) 30/29 2 9 13
1998 D.C. United (MLS) 31/30 3 4 10
1999 D.C. United (MLS) 23/23 2 6 10
2000 D.C. United (MLS) 29/27 0 2 2
Total (MLS) 143/139 12 26 50
MLS Champion - 1996, 1997, 1999
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1988 Univ. of Virginia 21 2 - -
1989 Univ. of Virginia 16 6 - -
1990 Univ. of Virginia 24 1 - -
1991 Univ. of Virginia 21 5 - -
Total 82 14 - -
NCAA Champion - 1989, 1991

U.S. National Team: A favorite of U.S. head coach Bruce Arena at both D.C. United and the University of Virginia, he made his mark internationally in 1999 ... 1999: Contributed as a vital defensive midfielder during seven matches in 1999 ... A member of the bronze medal-winning squad at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico ... Wore the captain's armband for the first time in the USA's 2-2 draw on the road against Jamaica on Sept. 8 ... 1998: Broke into the national team squad, starting and playing 45 minutes in his debut against Australia ... 1992: Trained with the U.S. Under-23 team preparing for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics ... 1989: Member of the U.S. Under-20 National team ... First Appearance: Nov. 6, 1998 vs. Australia.

Professional: Has won a championship at least twice on every level that he has played: youth club (McGwire Cup in 1986 & 1987), University of Virginia (NCAA title in 1989 & 1991), Richmond Kickers (USISL Premiership title in 1995 and the 1995 U.S. Open Cup), D.C. United (MLS Cup '96, '97 & '99, and the 1998 U.S. Open Cup, 1998 CONCACAF Cup and 1998 Interamerican Cup) ... 1999: Had an amazing performance in the MLS Cup '99 final, marking the Galaxy's Mauricio Cienfuegos completely out of the game as United won their third crown in four years ... Had 2 goals and 6 assists in 23 games for United ... 1998: Led United in games played (31) and minutes (2672), only coming off as a substitute five times during the regular season ... Had four assists on the year ... 1997: Scored a goal and set up two others as a D.C. United All-Star in the Eastern Conference's 5-4 win ... Had a career-high 9 assists in 30 games ... 1996: Earned a reputation as a stalwart in midfield for D.C., helping the team to the inaugural league title ... Received seven stitches to close a wound over his left eye which he suffered after he erupted into an exhilarating post-goal celebration, his only goal of the season ... 1993-1995: Appeared in 40 matches over three seasons (1993-1995) with the Richmond Kickers of the USISL Premiership ... Ranked second in the league with 10 assists, and also scored four goals as the Kickers captain in 1995 ... Invited to train with clubs in the Dutch Honor Division in 1994, and played with Ayr United in Scotland in 1993 ... Was the first pick overall in the 1992 NPSL Amateur Draft.

College: Won two NCAA national championships at the University of Virginia under the guidance of U.S. head coach Bruce Arena (1989 & 1991) ... Captained the team and was selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team in 1991.

Personal: Volunteer assistant coach at University of Virginia for one season ... Father tried out with the New York Yankees ... Earliest memories are of playing baseball first, then soccer in recreational leagues at the age of five ... Graduated with a sociology degree from UVa.

Copyright© 2000-2001 SoccerTimes. All Rights Reserved