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Andy Williams
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Personal information
Full name Andrew Williams
Date of birth September 23, 1977 (1977-09-23) (age 32)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Right Midfielder
Club information
Current club Real Salt Lake
Number 77
Youth career
1994–1997 Rhode Island Rams
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Real Mona
1998 Harbour View
1998–1999 Columbus Crew 41 (1)
2000 Miami Fusion 20 (4)
2001–2002 New England Revolution 25 (3)
2002 MetroStars 19 (2)
2003–2004 Chicago Fire 49 (6)
2004– Real Salt Lake 128 (11)
National team
1996– Jamaica 92 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 March 2009

Andrew "Andy" Williams (born September 23, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian-born Jamaican soccer player who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

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Career

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College

Williams played college soccer for the University of Rhode Island where he remains the team's all-time leading scorer, with 52 goals and 45 assists.

Professional

After spending a couple of years in his home country with Real Mona and Harbour View, Williams joined Major League Soccer in 1998 with the Columbus Crew, with whom he would play for two seasons. In 2000, he moved to the Miami Fusion, but would only remain there one year before going to the New England Revolution. Williams played in 2001 and beginning of 2002 with New England, before moving to the MetroStars in a six-player deal in the middle of the 2002 season. He only lasted half a season with the Metros, soon traded again, to the Chicago Fire, with whom he played for two years.

Williams became the second player in Real Salt Lake history when he was their first selection in the 2004 MLS Expansion Draft. He became the first player in MLS history to play for six teams. In his ten years in the league, Williams has scored 27 goals and added 78 assists.[1]

International

Despite being something of a journeyman in Major League Soccer, Williams has been a stalwart for the Jamaican national team. He has 82 caps with the team and 12 goals, and is the focal point of their offense, running the team from the central midfield. Williams played for his country in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Williams retired from the Jamaican team following their failure to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Despite his initial retirement, Williams was called in for a June 2008 friendly vs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in which he played the full 90. Williams was also called in for Jamaica's home and away first-round 2010 World Cup Qualifying tie vs. the Bahamas.

Honors

Chicago Fire

Real Salt Lake

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