RSL's Williams retires after 14-year MLS career
Sandy, UT – MLS veteran Andy Williams called time on his playing career late Monday, announcing his retirement after 14 years in the league.
Williams, 34, was the last remaining piece of the original Real Salt Lake team, as he was selected with the first pick in the 2004 MLS Expansion Draft.
Prior to his tenure at Rio Tinto Stadium, Williams bounced around from club to club.
The Jamaican first emerged in the league with the Columbus Crew in 1998, leading the team in assists in his first season with the club and representing his country in the World Cup that summer.
He then spent the 2000 season with the Miami Fusion before being shipped to the New England Revolution. He spent a year-and-a-half with the Revs and then made his way to Giants Stadium to suit up with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in 2002.
Williams landed in Chicago with the Fire for the 2003 and 2004 seasons, leading the team to the 2003 US Open Cup title over the MetroStars.
Williams leaves the pitch to join the Real Salt Lake technical staff.