Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Union acquire MF/D Williams

CHESTER, Pa. (August 31, 2010) - Philadelphia Union today announced the signing of defender/midfielder Sheanon Williams, thus completing the 24-man roster permitted by Major League Soccer regulations.

The Union could expand their roster up to 26 men with the signing of two home grown players. The 20-year-old joins the Union from the Harrisburg City Islanders, Philadelphia's USL-2 affiliate. Per Major League Soccer and team policies, the details of the signing will not be disclosed.

A product of the U-17 Residency Program, Williams represented the United States in two youth World Cups, the U-17 World Cup in Korea (2007), where he played for former head coach and current Philadelphia Union Coach John Hackworth, and the U-20 World Cup in Egypt (2009). Raised in Boston, Mass., Williams is the second player to join the Union from the Harrisburg City Islanders.  J.T. Noone was signed by the expansion side on July 30, thanks to a partnership signed by these two organizations last February.

Name:                       Sheanon Williams
Position:                   Defender/Midfielder
Height:                     5-11
Weight:                    170
Born:                        March 17, 1990
Birthplace:               Boston, Mass.
Citizenship:             USA
Last Club:                USL-2 Harrisburg City Islanders
Pronunciation:         She-nun Williams
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