Richie Williams
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"Richie Williams" is an American former professional soccer player and current coach of the United States men's national under-17 soccer team.

Known for his diminutive height and his dogged tackling, Williams spent the vast majority of his playing career in the United States, playing one season in the NPSL II/National Professional Soccer League, two in USISL, two in the USL A-League, and eight in Major League Soccer, most notably for MetroStars and D.C. United. He also amassed 20 caps for the United States men's national soccer team, and spent time as the interim head coach of New York Red Bulls.

Williams played at Mater Dei High School (New Jersey)/Mater Dei High School.

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We should have put up 40 points on them, to tell the truth, but we didn't do well in the red zone, ... We felt bad for the defense because we weren't getting it done. They were out there for 12 plays at a time and we were going three and out. But we were able to get a couple of longer drives at the end that gave them a breather.

Everybody was on the same page. The receivers ran good routes, the guys did a good job of blocking and it clicked. We started going five wide and they couldn't stick with our receivers.

We treated this like a business trip, ... This was a different atmosphere than last year. Everybody's mind was on this game.

Everything was falling for me offensively when I was shooting. Defensively, I was in the right place at the right time.

It was a sudden thing right before half, but at halftime coach asked me if I was ready to go back in. I said we could give it a go.

The terminology and the signals were going to be different, but the philosophy was the same.

The last time we came down here, it was a dog fight and we ended up losing (24-21 in 2003), ... This time, we didn't have a let-down, we stayed focused.

At the beginning of the season, we knew we were going to throw the ball. We didn't know we were going to put up the numbers we did, ... We came out and threw for (413) yards and from there it kept snowballing and kept building and building.

We still need to be more consistent on offense. But at least the road monkey is off our back. This gives us some momentum and a lot of confidence.