Josh Williams (soccer)

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Josh Williams
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-04-18) April 18, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Akron, Ohio, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
New York City FC
Number 13
Youth career
2006–2009 Cleveland State Vikings
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Cleveland Internationals 40 (1)
2010–2014 Columbus Crew 71 (4)
2015– New York City FC 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 24, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Josh Williams (born April 18, 1988) is an American soccer player currently playing for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.


College and amateur[edit]

Williams grew up in Copley, Ohio, and attended Copley High School, before going on to play four years of college soccer at Cleveland State University. He captained the Vikings team during his junior and senior years, and during his tenure at CSU earned many accolades, including Horizon League All-Newcomer Team his freshman year, Horizon All-League Tournament Team his junior year and DI All-Ohio and All-Horizon First Teams his senior year. He capped his career at CSU with a team-leading six goals, and finished with 12 goals and eight assists overall.

During his college years Williams also played with the Cleveland Internationals in the USL Premier Development League.


Williams was invited to train with Major League Soccer team Columbus Crew in the spring of 2010, and played in three of the Crew’s exhibition matches vs. college teams. After spending the summer in the PDL with the Internationals, Williams was signed by the Crew on September 16, 2010,[1] fulfilling a lifelong dream - Williams attended the inaugural game of the Columbus Crew in 1996 aged 8, and has been a fan of the team ever since.

In June 2011 Williams was suspended for 10 games and fined 10% of his salary after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, methandienone metabolites, which he ingested as part of an over-the-counter supplement he purchased at a drugstore.[2]

On December 8, 2014, Williams was traded to New York City FC in exchange for allocation funds.[3]

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