Hounds Ink Two New Players for 2022 Season
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC has signed two more players for the upcoming season, forward William Eyang and defender Jesse Williams. Both players are signed to one-year contracts with a team option for the 2023 season, pending USL and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.
Eyang, 27, is a native of Cameroon with experience playing in his homeland, Sweden and the U.S. The 6-foot-2 attacking player made his stateside debut in the USL Championship with Orlando City B during the 2016 season.
"William brings a big frame, as well as pace and power to our front line," Riverhounds head coach Bob Lilley said. "He is very capable of holding the ball in tight areas or using his speed to get behind defenses in wide areas. We are excited to see what he will bring in 2022."
Eyang also has played in the National Independent Soccer Association and most recently was with the Florida Tropics of the indoor Major Arena Soccer League.
Williams, 20, is a young defensive player hailing from Trinidad and Tobago who most recently was with the Coleraine FC U-20s in Northern Ireland.
Last summer, Williams made his senior international debut less than a month after his 20th birthday, playing 90 minutes at right back in a 2-0 World Cup Qualifying win over St. Kitts and Nevis. He made two more appearances for the Soca Warriors at last summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup, where he played alongside his new Hounds teammates, Jelani Peters and Mekeil Williams.
"Jesse is a young player with a high ceiling who we want to develop here in Pittsburgh," Lilley said. "He can play as an outside back or defensive midfielder and brings strong ball-winning qualities to our group."
Jesse Williams currently is back in camp with the T&T National Team - alongside Mekeil Williams - as they prepare for the team's next match, a friendly against Bolivia this Friday in Sucre, Bolivia.
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