New England Revolution Hire Richie Williams as Assistant Coach
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution have added Richie Williams to the club's technical staff as an assistant coach. Williams, who most recently served as the head coach of D.C. United's USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United FC, will officially join Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena's staff in June. New England will give D.C. United an undisclosed amount of compensation for the acquisition of Williams.
"Richie and I have a relationship that dates back nearly 30 years, and I have the utmost confidence that he will bring the same energy, enthusiasm, and expertise of the game to the Revolution that he has throughout each stop of his coaching and playing career," Revolution Head Coach and Sporting Director Bruce Arena said. "I look forward to bringing him onboard and getting him integrated into club as quickly as possible."
Williams, 48, arrives in New England after spending the last 15 years in a variety of coaching roles within Major League Soccer and the United States Men's National Team, including two stints as an assistant to Bruce Arena. He served as an assistant coach on Arena's staff with the USMNT from 2017-18, as well as the New York Red Bulls from 2006-07. In addition, Williams served as an assistant coach with Real Salt Lake from 2015-16, head coach of the United States Under-18 National Team from 2011-12, and head coach of the United States Under-17 National Team from 2012-15.
Most recently, Williams served as the first ever head coach of USL Championship side Loudoun United FC. He led Loudoun to a 2-3-4 record in its inaugural season before departing to join the Revolution's coaching staff.
Williams, a native of Middletown Township, N.J., enjoyed a successful playing career prior to entering the coaching ranks. He played under Arena at multiple stops during his career, including at the University of Virginia from 1988-91, D.C. United from 1996-98, and the United States Men's National Team from 1998-2002. Together, Arena and Williams won an NCAA Championship at the University of Virginia in 1991, before helping D.C. United to three consecutive MLS Cup appearances, including championships in 1996 and 1997. Williams also earned 20 international caps with the USMNT under Arena, highlighted by a CONCACAF Gold Cup title in 2002. He also spent time with the Richmond Kickers in 1993 and 2004-05, Scottish side Ayr United FC from 1993-94, and the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in 2001 and 2003.
Richie William's Coaching Background
New England Revolution (Assistant)
Loudoun United FC
United States Men's National Team (Assistant)
Real Salt Lake (Assistant)
United States U-17 Men's National Team
United States U-18 Men's National Team
New York Red Bulls (Assistant)
New York Red Bulls (Interim Head Coach)
New York Red Bulls (Interim Head Coach)
University of Virginia (Assistant)
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