Richie Williams

Richie Williams joins Bruce Arena's staff as Revolution assistant coach

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Richie Williams joins Bruce Arena's staff as Revolution assistant coach

New Revolution head coach Bruce Arena has added a veteran presence to his coaching staff, hiring Richie Williams as an assistant coach.

Williams, 48, has spent the last 15 years in various coaching roles within the MLS and the U.S. Men's National Team, and that includes two previous stints as an assistant under Arena — with the USMNT from 2017-18 and with the New York Red Bulls from 2006-07. 

"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," Arena said in a team press release. "I look forward to bringing him onboard and getting him integrated into club as quickly as possible."

In addition to serving on Arena's staff previously, Williams has also played under Arena several times, winning an NCAA championship at the University of Virginia in 1991. The two also teamed up for three straight MLS Cup appearances with D.C. United, including championships in 1996 and 1997.

Williams most recently served as the head coach of D.C. United's USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United FC, leading Loudoun to a 2-3-4 record in its inaugural season. The Revolution will give D.C. United an undisclosed amount of compensation for the hiring of Williams. 

Williams will officially join Arena's staff in June.

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