Courtesy: FC Montreal
Battery Acquire Williams on Loan from Impact
Release: 03/18/2016
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Friday, March 18, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery have announced the acquisition of Jamaican forward Romario Williams on loan from Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact, pending receipt of the player’s International Transfer Certificate.

Williams was selected with the No. 3 pick of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft after competing for Orlando City U23 in the PDL and the University of Central Florida. He made two appearances as a substitute for the Impact in his rookie season, but also played seven games for FC Montreal in the USL, including a 1-0 win against the Battery. Williams also faced the Battery for Orlando in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

“We know what he can bring,” Battery Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser said. “He’s got a lot of pace, power. Can play on the wing or up top, which is what he did when he played against us two years ago in the Open Cup. So he has some tools that can fit in nicely with what we have already.”

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Williams will complement an attacking group that will also include the Battery’s 2015 Newcomer of the Year Ricky Garbanzo and the recently added Atuallah Guerra of Trinidad & Tobago.

“If we get two or three more good ones [up top and out wide], we’re going to have some depth at that position,” Anhaeuser said.

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