Williams makes switch to Reading
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Danny Williams is on the move from Germany to England. The 24-year-old midfielder, who spent four years
in the Bundesliga, two each at Freiburg and Hoffenheim, is joining Reading, which returned to the League Championship after one season in the Premier League.
Williams didn't play in the
last two months of the 2012-13 Bundesliga season as he was bothered by an ankle injury. His place in the Hoffenheim midfield was already in jeopardy as it brought in several midfielders during the
January transfer window.
"Danny is a versatile player," said Reading director of football Nick Hammond. "He possesses great energy and already has
great experience in one of the top leagues in Europe. At his age, he still has plenty of development ahead of him."
Williams had won the starting job as the holding midfielder in the U.S.
national team in the fall of 2012 but he has hasn't played since a poor outing in the opening Hexagonal match against Honduras.
He wasn't called in for the March qualifiers because he was
sick; he was called in for the June qualifiers but released from the team after the Jamaica game.
"These are exciting times for the club and Danny's acquisition is another step forward
for us," added Reading chairman John Madejski. "I remember American players Marcus Hahnemann and Bobby Convey doing very well in a Reading shirt in recent years and I am certain Danny will do the same."
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily What They're Saying: IRS crime chief Richard Weber May 30, 4:50 a.m. |
"I don't think there was ever a decision or a declaration that we would go after ... What They're Saying: Tab Ramos May 30, 4:33 a.m.
"We didn't play how we wanted to play, that's for sure. We found in front of ... Under-20 World Cup: Results & Schedule May 30, 3:56 a.m.
Panama rallied to tie perennial U-20 power Argentina, 2-2, in the opening game in Group B. ... MLS: This weekend ... May 30, 2:17 a.m.
Sporting Kansas City's 4-0 win over FC Dallas moved it into a tie for second place ... Video Pick: George Evans starts Man City's U.S. tour in style May 29, 8:41 p.m.
Manchester City's 20-year-old academy product George Evans spent all of the past two years on loan ... Video Pick: Brilliant soccer tennis at French Open May 29, 8:32 p.m.
The French Open crowd erupted in cheers when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Dudi Sela started using their ... U.S. U-23s down the Dutch, 3-1 May 29, 6:11 p.m.
The USA bounced back from its 3-1 opening loss against France at the Festival International Espoirs ... ICYMI | MLS: Orlando City will expand new downtown stadium May 29, 3:55 p.m.
Orlando City will increase capacity in the new stadium, initially expected to hold 19,000 fans, to ... FIFA: Blatter survives, easily winning election to fifth term May 29, 1:17 p.m.
Embattled Sepp Blatter won election for a fifth four-year term as FIFA president, defeating his sole ... What They're Saying: Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah May 29, 12:10 p.m.
"While I am very happy to be in Congress, it is not as quiet as we ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives