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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #120 on: April 18, 2016, 12:18:15 PM »
Where in the defense does he play ? hope it's full back, preferably right side, where we're lacking.


for us he plays lb for the rapids he plays rb...he just provided an assist for jermaine jones btw

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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #121 on: April 18, 2016, 12:28:36 PM »
Does dis qualify as ah DavyJenny moment.... We doh get too much ah dem no more

talking bout , Davy doh brave dese parts no more either.....eh see he since d important news announcement..... it have man growing cobweb waiting for dat.

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« Reply #122 on: April 18, 2016, 12:56:13 PM »
Does dis qualify as ah DavyJenny moment.... We doh get too much ah dem no more

talking bout , Davy doh brave dese parts no more either.....eh see he since d important news announcement..... it have man growing cobweb waiting for dat.

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« Reply #123 on: April 18, 2016, 02:18:32 PM »
Does dis qualify as ah DavyJenny moment.... We doh get too much ah dem no more

talking bout , Davy doh brave dese parts no more either.....eh see he since d important news announcement..... it have man growing cobweb waiting for dat.

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Daiz ah sure DavyJenny nomination fuh fari lol
2nd dat

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Mekeil Williams, Rapids defense hold strong in difficult conditions
« Reply #124 on: April 18, 2016, 02:58:51 PM »
Mekeil Williams, Rapids defense hold strong in difficult conditions
By Brian Jennings (currentofcolorado.com)


On a tough night for both sides, Rapids defender Mekeil Williams went 96 minutes against the New York Red Bulls after finally arriving back in Colorado due to Visa issues at home in Trinidad & Tobago. Slotting in at right back, Williams admitted that play was difficult for both teams with the blanketing snow, swirling wind, and an increasingly icy pitch. Adaptation was the key.

“To be honest, in these kinds of conditions, I don’t think anybody has an advantage,” Williams explained to Current of Colorado for attacking or defending. “You just got to be really focused and really positive in what you do. You’ve got to focus more on your position. As a defender, you’ve got to always be covering in these kind of conditions because there’s always going to be flick-ons and somebody might miss, so you gotta focus on cover. It’s communication. One guy’s going up, and he’s not going to see what’s going on behind him. The guy closest to him has to communicate and let him know what is going on around him.”

That communication and cover was evident all night as Colorado defenders Marc Burch, Bobby Burling, Eric Miller, and Williams were extremely solid and careful not to let much behind them. “Tonight the team had a great game. The guys came out and gave a great effort, everybody was willing to work and do the job the team needed,” Williams said. Fulfilling attacking duties near the right corner flag, Williams provided the service for Jermaine Jones’ first Rapids goal.

Marco Pappa started the sequence with a nifty bit of skill. The Guatemalan raced into the crowded corner to receive a throw-in from Williams, draw two defenders with the ball, and release the T&T defender within the clump of four Red Bulls in the corner. Williams drilled a neat ball low in the penalty area where Jones struck it inside the left post.

“I think in the first half there was a lot of great combination play down the right side,” said head coach Pablo Mastroeni. “As a coach, sometimes you kind of wince when Marco [Pappa] slows the ball down and does his magic. I think that first goal came from his ability to hold the ball up and play Mekeil in.”

Things cooled down in the second half, a bit too literally according to Williams. This is when Colorado’s defense stuck together, but still the Red Bulls hit the equalizer off of a second ball coming from a refried corner kick.

Williams and his backline mates stayed calm, though, and were able to clear away anything too threatening from the visitors. “The second half it was a little bit icy. You need to take a few steps off because it’s going to be dangerous with balls in behind,” Williams said. “So we just stepped back a bit and let them play in front of us.”
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Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #125 on: May 16, 2016, 03:41:21 PM »
Mekeil has been named on the MLS team of the week for the second time this season.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/05/16/2016-team-week-wk-11-new-york-city-fc-fire-after-another-win
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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #126 on: May 16, 2016, 05:58:02 PM »
I'm not surprised. He will continue to get better and better. Definitely one of the top defenders in the MLS.

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« Reply #127 on: May 16, 2016, 06:39:28 PM »
Nice!  :applause:
He was mixing it up with Drogba a couple weeks back without a problem.

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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #128 on: May 19, 2016, 07:28:44 PM »
Yeah he balling. Rapids playing with real heart this year too

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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #129 on: June 10, 2016, 10:41:49 AM »
Mekeil and the Rapids defense getting some support despite the all-star snub.
http://www.burgundywave.com/2016/6/8/11880534/mls-all-star-game-colorado-rapids-defense
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All-Star XI: Not Enough Love For Colorado Rapids Defense
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On to the back four... I still haven't quite gotten over the fact that I couldn't vote to send Bobby Burling or Mekeil Williams to San Jose. My eyes tell me Williams has suffered a dip in form over the past two games, most often just falling asleep on defense at the wrong times (see the stoppage time goal against Philadelphia Union.) However, he has been consistently potent going forward, as evidenced by his two assists, and he has been very solid defensively over the course of the season. He is first in the league among fullbacks with 1.5 blocked passes per game, in addition to leading the league in blocked shots, with 1.7 per game. He is number one again in tackles per game with 3.7, and is one of only two full backs in MLS with more than one assist this season. He has been a massive contributor in a demanding role on the best defense and winningest team in the league, and he should be a lock for the All-Star game starting XI, let alone a nominee fans may vote for.
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From what I've seen so far, the comments on this article are in agreement.
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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #130 on: July 09, 2016, 08:15:23 PM »
Watching Mekeil Williams against the Whitecaps now.  Will see how he does
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« Reply #131 on: July 09, 2016, 08:18:35 PM »
And he promptly gets beaten last post for Vancouver to score.

Poor defending
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« Reply #132 on: July 09, 2016, 08:38:36 PM »
2 nice crosses from Williams result in 2 good chances for the Rapids. Good job going forward
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« Reply #133 on: July 09, 2016, 10:19:35 PM »
Game ends up 2-2 with Rapids scoring in the last minute of extra time down a man to equalize.

Sold game overall for Williams not withstanding the poor positioning for vancouver's opening goal
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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #134 on: December 21, 2016, 08:18:42 PM »
Well, Coaches Saintfiet, Latas and Shabazz light de match so ah might as well fling in de kerosene:

The following excerpt is hot off the press (pun intended)

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Mekeil Williams - 5 (6.27): Williams was a disappointment for me this season. He came in with high expectations and showed some good things, but as the season went along he became more lackadaisical. The Trinidad & Tobago defender will need to refocus this off-season to try and get some playing time in 2017.

http://www.burgundywave.com/2016/12/21/13946642/season-player-ratings-defense


Could there be a reasonable conclusion other than Saintfiet is an arsonist?

That's the burning question.
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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #135 on: December 21, 2016, 09:27:52 PM »
Well, Coaches Saintfiet, Latas and Shabazz light de match so ah might as well fling in de kerosene:

The following excerpt is hot off the press (pun intended)

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Mekeil Williams - 5 (6.27): Williams was a disappointment for me this season. He came in with high expectations and showed some good things, but as the season went along he became more lackadaisical. The Trinidad & Tobago defender will need to refocus this off-season to try and get some playing time in 2017.

http://www.burgundywave.com/2016/12/21/13946642/season-player-ratings-defense


Could there be a reasonable conclusion other than Saintfiet is an arsonist?

That's the burning question.

Dante maybe? Or he loves to select squads based on others opinions...
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« Reply #136 on: December 22, 2016, 08:59:40 AM »
Well, Coaches Saintfiet, Latas and Shabazz light de match so ah might as well fling in de kerosene:

The following excerpt is hot off the press (pun intended)

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Mekeil Williams - 5 (6.27): Williams was a disappointment for me this season. He came in with high expectations and showed some good things, but as the season went along he became more lackadaisical. The Trinidad & Tobago defender will need to refocus this off-season to try and get some playing time in 2017.

http://www.burgundywave.com/2016/12/21/13946642/season-player-ratings-defense


Could there be a reasonable conclusion other than Saintfiet is an arsonist?

That's the burning question.
what else can you expect when you are distracted with the bashment life style and boat rides. these Trinidad players seem to get complaisant when they are shown the littlest of attention, for instance kenwin jones.

This feller came into the premier league pipping hot and was given all sorts of generous accolades by the media and was being compared to drogba and so forth, but what happened the next season saw Roy Keene livid with his top scorers lack of enthusiasm.

Jones was basically disinterested after the first season and could often be seen walking around the pitch cordial like he's won every thing there is to be won and was bored stiff as a legendary player at the tail end of an illustrious career. the same could be said for guerra and peltier, their names were mentioned a few times in the media as being players to look out for in the future but soon found themselves under performing as though they already made the big bucks and were financially secured.

I don't know where these guys got this unproductive mentality from but it's hurting Trinidad football in a serious way. mikeil should be bussing his buns working on his craft but instead took the season off after a few good performances. what a waste.

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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #137 on: December 22, 2016, 09:08:10 AM »
Well, Coaches Saintfiet, Latas and Shabazz light de match so ah might as well fling in de kerosene:

The following excerpt is hot off the press (pun intended)

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Mekeil Williams - 5 (6.27): Williams was a disappointment for me this season. He came in with high expectations and showed some good things, but as the season went along he became more lackadaisical. The Trinidad & Tobago defender will need to refocus this off-season to try and get some playing time in 2017.

http://www.burgundywave.com/2016/12/21/13946642/season-player-ratings-defense


Could there be a reasonable conclusion other than Saintfiet is an arsonist?

That's the burning question.
what else can you expect when you are distracted with the bashment life style and boat rides. these Trinidad players seem to get complaisant when they are shown the littlest of attention, for instance kenwin jones.

This feller came into the premier league pipping hot and was given all sorts of generous accolades by the media and was being compared to drogba and so forth, but what happened the next season saw Roy Keene livid with his top scorers lack of enthusiasm.

Jones was basically disinterested after the first season and could often be seen walking around the pitch cordial like he's won every thing there is to be won and was bored stiff as a legendary player at the tail end of an illustrious career. the same could be said for guerra and peltier, their names were mentioned a few times in the media as being players to look out for in the future but soon found themselves under performing as though they already made the big bucks and were financially secured.

I don't know where these guys got this unproductive mentality from but it's hurting Trinidad football in a serious way. mikeil should be bussing his buns working on his craft but instead took the season off after a few good performances. what a waste.

Dan you from Trinbago?  Daiz ah rell serious question eh because to be from T&T and doh know where that mentality come from yuh either ha to be blind or retarded.

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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #138 on: December 22, 2016, 10:12:33 AM »
... for instance kenwin jones.

This feller came into the premier league pipping hot and was given all sorts of generous accolades by the media and was being compared to drogba and so forth, but what happened the next season saw Roy Keene livid with his top scorers lack of enthusiasm.

Jones was basically disinterested after the first season and could often be seen walking around the pitch cordial like he's won every thing there is to be won and was bored stiff as a legendary player at the tail end of an illustrious career.

I'd say Kenwyne 'walking around' came after he mash up his knee and had to change his game.

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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #139 on: January 01, 2017, 10:49:41 PM »
Could the non-selection of this baller have stepped on some toes?

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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #140 on: June 02, 2017, 12:11:30 PM »
WATCH Mekeil Williams discusses the WCQ versus the US and his wager with Tim Howard.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/aogi7Hje-ec" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/aogi7Hje-ec</a>

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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #141 on: October 04, 2017, 09:39:56 PM »
https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/09/30/colorado-rapids-2-1-montreal-impact-4-minute-highlights?autoplay=true

Mikeil put in a lovely cross for an assistant in his last game and he was part of some incisive build up leading to the winning goal. Good stuff from our boy. Molino obviously did well in his game and Joevin set up a sit for one of his strikers in his match. He look a little lethargic defending as a winger though.
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« Reply #142 on: November 27, 2017, 09:51:32 PM »
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« Reply #144 on: January 23, 2018, 04:01:46 PM »
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Richmond Kickers sign Mekeil Williams
« Reply #145 on: February 16, 2018, 02:26:16 PM »
Richmond Kickers sign Mekeil Williams
By Patrick Wood (richmondkickers.com)


The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce that Trinidad & Tobago International and former Colorado Rapids defender Mekeil Williams has signed for the 2018 season, pending USL and USSF approval.
 
Williams joined the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer in 2016 and made 38 appearances and logged 2,865 minutes over two seasons.  Earning 17 caps for Trinidad & Tobago, he most recently appeared in two 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Panama and Mexico.  Previously, he appeared in three games for the Soca Warriors in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, including the quarterfinal loss to Panama.
 
Born in Port of Spain, Williams appeared in 20 matches over two seasons with Guatemalan side Antigua GFC, adding one goal in 1,524 minutes.  He began his professional career with Ma Pau SC of the TT Pro League in 2009 prior to signing with W Connection FC in 2011. Williams then joined Polish club Pogoń Szczecin on a five-month loan, appearing in nine matches and registering one goal. In 2012, he signed with FC Fyn of Denmark, seeing action in eight matches for the club. Williams returned to W Connection in 2013 and played in the Trinidad first division until his move to Antigua GFC in 2015.
 
Williams joins 18 players currently under contract including Sam Bacon, Matt Bolduc, Heviel Cordovés, Kent Dickey, Giuseppe Gentile, Raul Gonzalez, Yudai Imura, Alex Lee, Luiz Fernando, Fred Owusu Sekyere, Mallan Roberts, Conor Shanosky, Brian Shriver, Braeden Troyer, Oscar Umar, Finnlay Wyatt, Austin Yearwood and William Yomby.
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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #146 on: April 28, 2018, 12:37:19 PM »


In action Wednesday, April 25, 2018 versus Toronto II (Richmond Times-Dispatch).
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Training Day: Mekeil Williams
« Reply #147 on: May 25, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »
Training Day: Mekeil Williams
By Cory Van Dyke and Holden Andrews (richmondkickers.com)


Using a calm demeanor off the field but a fiery mentality on the field, Mekeil Williams has become a staple for the Richmond Kickers defense in 2018.

The Trinidadian center back began his professional career with Ma Pau SC of the TT Pro League in 2009. Williams spent the past two years with the Colorado Rapids of the MLS before joining the Kickers this season.

In an interview below, Williams talks about his time in Colorado, how he's enjoying Richmond, and how he's finding joy in professional soccer.

"Playing in Colorado was great. The first year we did really well. We made it to the Western Conference finals. We had a pretty good season and beat some of the top teams. It was a good experience for me that I enjoyed a lot."

"It’s been good in Richmond so far. I like the fans and the city is good. It’s kind of quiet. The team is gelling. Everyone is starting to come together. We’re starting to put together some good performances and getting some wins, so it’s been good."

"We have pretty good chemistry. Everyone has a good friendship. We get together well in the locker room. It’s good and it’s starting to show on the field."

"We mostly just work on what the coach wants us to work on going into the game on the weekend. Looking at what the other team likes to do, how we can close them down, and how we should break them down. We mostly just work on the opponents and how we can defeat them."

"It’s everything I thought it would be and more. Football is the only thing that gives me joy really. That’s what I love doing and that’s my passion. Just being able to come in and do that everyday as a job, that’s an actual joy for me."
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Re: Mekeil Williams Thread
« Reply #148 on: January 08, 2019, 12:51:09 PM »
Energy FC sign Trinidad and Tobago International, MLS veteran Mekeil Williams
By Tyler Vaughn (energyfc.com)


Energy FC have signed defender Mekeil Williams, Head Coach Steve Cooke announced today. Williams joins the club after spending 2018 with the Richmond Kickers, where he made 27 appearances, 111 clearances and had a 66.7% tackle success rate.

Williams and Cooke know each other well from their time at Colorado Rapids from 2016-2017, where Williams made 38 appearances for the MLS club.

In addition to playing in the top flight in the United States, Williams has featured for the Trinidad and Tobago national team on 20 occasions, scoring one goal for his home country and helping the Soca Warriors advance to the quarterfinals of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Williams also earned caps against the United States men’s national team in World Cup qualifiers from 2015-18.

“He’s a player who is very versatile”, said Cooke. “He can play center back; he can play right back, he plays left back. I think having players of that experience and that quality who can also play in a couple of different positions really helps in USL in terms of building your roster. He’s another player who is very hard-working. Sometimes, that is not always seen because he’s got a fairly laid back personality. But his work ethic is terrific and I think he’s somebody who will certainly add to the group. Not only as a quality player but I think he’s going to be a fun guy to be around for everybody.”

Energy FC begin the 2019 season on the road against expansion club El Paso Locomotive FC Saturday, March 9. The first home match will be against Las Vegas Lights FC Saturday, March 16 at Taft Stadium.
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