The Chattanooga Red Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of veteran defender Mekeil Williams for the 2023 USL League One season. Transaction pending league and federation approval.
Williams brings a wealth of experience to the Chattanooga Red Wolves roster having appeared 38 times for the Colorado Rapids in the MLS. In addition to playing in the top flight in the United States, Williams has appeared for the Trinidad and Tobago national team on 36 occasions, including two Gold Cups. Williams also was featured in two matchups against the United States men’s national team in World Cup qualifiers from 2015-2018.
Williams’ professional career has included stops in the USL Championship with the Richmond Kickers, Oklahoma City Energy and Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Guatemalan powerhouse CSD Municipal and Ma Pau in Trinidad and Tobago.
“Mekeil brings us a level of experience that we’ve been looking for this season,” said Chattanooga Red Wolves GM & President Sean McDaniel. “His time in the MLS & USL Championship combined with his international experience gives us a veteran leader important to the success of the team this year.”
For Chattanooga Red Wolves Head Coach Ziggy Korytoski, Williams will be an important piece for the 2023 roster. “I have known Mekeil from his time down in Guatemala,” said Korytoski. “He has had a really solid career with a lot of success. He is another defender that gives us a ton of experience in the locker room and on the field. He’s versatile and can play on the left, right or centrally. We are very fortunate he is joining our squad and I am looking forward to working with him this year.”
Williams hopes to make a big impact with the club. “I want to win the League One championship, and be a great leader and influence the team positively on and off the field,” said Williams. “I’m happy to be a part of the team, excited to get started and we will need all the fans’ support as we try to win this championship.”