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Richie Williams is set to join some exclusive company at RFK Stadium.
The former D.C. United player will be inducted into the club's Hall of Tradition at halftime of the team's match against the Portland Timbers on Aug. 27. Williams joins John Harkes, Marco Etcheverry, Jeff Agoos, Raul Diaz Arce and Eddie Pope as players to earn the honor.
"Richie was a key member of the early D.C. United teams who set a standard for MLS, which remains unmatched," D.C. United president and CEO Kevin Payne said in a statement. "His intelligence and fiery determination on the field was a critical ingredient in our success. His work rate and understanding of the game allowed our more glamorous players to be successful, but his contributions were no less important to our many championships."
Williams, who spent six seasons with D.C. United and two with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, was part of three MLS Cup-winning teams. After his playing days he went on to be an assistant coach with the New York Red Bulls until he was shockingly relieved of his duties prior to the start of this season.
What do you think of D.C. honoring Williams? Hope he returns to MLS as a coach? Still surprised that he was let go by New York right before the season?
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