Danny Williams (soccer, born 1989)
|Full name||Daniel Williams|
|Date of birth||March 8, 1989|
|Place of birth||Karlsruhe, West Germany|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2008–2011||SC Freiburg II||60||(4)|
|2013||1899 Hoffenheim II||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:54, August 19, 2015 (UTC).
On June 25, 2013, it was confirmed that Williams joined Reading on a four-year contract. On August 3, Williams made his debut in the season opener against Ipswich Town. He came on as a substitute in the second half as Reading won the game 2–1. He scored his first goal for the club on February 1, 2014, in a 3–0 win against Millwall.
Williams represented the Germany under-15 team. However, due to FIFA regulations concerning dual citizenship, he remained eligible to play at the senior level for either Germany or the United States. He was called up by the United States team for two friendlies in October 2011, and made his first appearance for the USA on October 8, 2011 in a 1–0 victory against Honduras. Williams was the first player to earn his first national team cap under the Americans' new head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. On June 5, 2015 Williams scored his first international goal in Amsterdam in a friendly against the Netherlands. The goal was an equaliser for the United States who had been trailing 3–1 against the Dutch. The United States went on to win the game 4–3. On September 8, 2015, he scored a goal in a friendly against Brazil which ended in a 4–1 defeat.
|1.||June 5, 2015||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Netherlands||
|2.||September 8, 2015||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts||Brazil||
|SC Freiburg II||2008–09||Regionalliga Süd||33||2||—||—||—||33||2|
|1899 Hoffenheim II||2012–13||Regionalliga Südwest||1||0||—||—||—||1||0|
Born in Karlsruhe, West Germany, Williams is the son of an African American father and German mother. His father is originally from North Carolina, and was stationed in Heidelberg while serving in the United States military. Williams is a citizen of both Germany and the United States. On September 30, 2011, Williams obtained an American passport, making him eligible to play for the United States national team.
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