Josh Williams

Josh Williams
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Defender
  • Columbus Crew
  • 6' 2"
  • 192 lbs.
  • 04-18-1988
  • Copley, Ohio

MLS EXPERIENCE

2014 (Crew) - through matches played on September 13: Has made 14 appearances -- including 13 starts -- at rightback ... has recorded one assist ... started the 2014 Opening Match against D.C. United (March 8) and picked-up a game-winning assist on Jairo Arrieta’s game-winning goal ... started in each of the club’s first 11 matches in 2014 and made his first substitute appearance of the season in the 2-0 win over Chicago (May 24) ... returned to the starting lineup in a start at rightback in the 3-2 loss at Toronto FC (May 31) and vs. Real Salt Lake (June 4) ... missed the club’s next five League matches with a left groin strain ... was placed on the disabled list on July 18 following a surgery to remove a rib following a blood clot and must miss a League minimum six matches ... Williams made one Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup appearance and started in the Crew’s 2-1 victory over Indy Eleven (June 17), but did not travel for the match at Chicago in the Fifth Round (June 25) while nursing an injury. 
 
2013 (Crew):Williams maade 27 appearances, including 25 starts (19 starts at rightback and six at centerback), recording three goals, all off of set pieces. He scored his first goal of the season -- and second career goal -- on an 88th-minute tally at Chivas USA (March 2) before scoring his second goal of the season -- a career high -- at D.C (March 23). His third goal of the season -- his first career tally at Crew Stadium – came off of a Federico Higuain corner kick in the match against D.C. (April 27). He missed two matches with left calf inflammation against Houston (June 1) and at Philadelphia (June 5), but returned to action with his first start of the season at centerback against Montreal (June 15) and made three consecutive starts at centerback before returning to right back at LA (July 4). Williams started at rightback in the international friendly against Wigan Athletic (July 13). He suffered a knock in training the day before the match against Houston (September 4), and missed three additional matches with a concussion: at Sporting KC (September 7) at Montreal (September 14) and against Chicago (September 21). Later, he returned to action in a substitute appearance at FC Dallas (September 29) and returned to the starting lineup in the regular-season finale against New England (October 27).

2012 (Crew): In his third season with the Crew, Williams emerged as a regular contributor to start 27 games for the Black & Gold. In 30 total appearances, Williams tallied one goal and three assists while picking up one yellow card and one red card. He made his professional debut as a substitute on March 24 against Montreal. Williams made his first career start on April 21 against the Houston Dynamo.

2011 (Crew): In his first full season with the Crew, Williams missed 19 matches due  to injury (Hip strain). He started in six matches in the MLS Reserve League. The defender made his Crew debut at Municipal on September 29, playing 68 minutes in the CONCACAF Champions League. He also started at Joe Public on October 21.

2010 (Crew): Signed on September 15, Williams did not make an appearance for the Black & Gold during his rookie season.

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Williams started all 74 matches in which he appeared in while at Cleveland State University. In that time, Williams tallied 12 goals and eight assists. He captained the Vikings during his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Williams was named Division I All-Ohio and All-Horizon League First Team. He was also named to the All-Horizon League Newcomer Team as a freshman.

ACQUIRED

Williams was signed by the Crew on September 15, 2010. He re-signed on November 26, 2013.

PERSONAL

Williams is the son of Steve and Kathy Williams. In his spare time, he enjoys going to dinner and movies in Columbus as well as playing with his dog, Reggie. Williams enjoys reading autobiographies, including his favorite, “I am Zlatan.” He is a fan of thriller movies and comedies and his go-to flicks are ones Jim Carrey stars in. Outside of MLS, his favorite soccer team to support is the Cleveland Crunch. Williams lists making his professional debut for the Crew as his favorite soccer memory. He enjoys traveling to Florida with his family and would love to get to Atlantis in the Bahamas. In high school, he played baseball soccer and basketball at the varsity level. His soccer idol is Sergio Ramos.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Columbus Crew 14 13 0 1123 1 11 2 14 2 1 0
2013 Columbus Crew 27 25 3 2284 0 21 8 18 0 2 0
2012 Columbus Crew 30 27 1 2429 3 24 8 30 1 1 1
2011 Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 71 65 4 5836 4 56 18 62 3 4 1

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 14 13 0 1123 1 11 2 14 2 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 27 25 3 2284 0 21 8 18 0 2 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 30 27 1 2429 3 24 8 30 1 1 1

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
9/13/2014 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2014 CHV @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2014 CLB @ MTL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/23/2014 HOU @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 LA @ CLB W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/9/2014 TOR @ CLB L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/2/2014 CLB @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/26/2014 CLB @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 CLB @ NY L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2014 CLB @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2014 DAL @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 CLB @ DC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2014 RSL @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
5/31/2014 CLB @ TOR L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/24/2014 CHI @ CLB W 0-2 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/17/2014 CLB @ POR T 3-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Started 77 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2014 CLB @ HOU L 0-1 Started 77 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
5/4/2014 CLB @ KC L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 NY @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
4/19/2014 DC @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/13/2014 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Started 76 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
4/5/2014 TOR @ CLB L 2-0 Started 67 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/22/2014 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/8/2014 CLB @ DC W 3-0 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
10/27/2013 NE @ CLB L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/19/2013 CLB @ NE L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 KC @ CLB L 1-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 CLB @ DAL W 4-2 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/21/2013 CHI @ CLB W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 CLB @ MTL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CLB @ KC L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2013 HOU @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SEA @ CLB L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/17/2013 TOR @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/10/2013 NY @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CLB @ HOU L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 CLB @ TOR L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
7/20/2013 NE @ CLB L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/7/2013 POR @ CLB W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/4/2013 CLB @ LA L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
6/29/2013 CLB @ KC L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 CHI @ CLB L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/15/2013 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/5/2013 CLB @ PHI L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 HOU @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2013 CLB @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/18/2013 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 COL @ CLB L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
5/4/2013 NY @ CLB L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
4/27/2013 DC @ CLB W 0-3 Started 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CLB @ CHI L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
4/14/2013 CLB @ MTL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
4/6/2013 PHI @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
3/23/2013 CLB @ DC W 2-1 Started 90 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
3/16/2013 SJ @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
3/9/2013 CLB @ VAN L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 CLB @ CHV W 3-0 Started 90 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
10/20/2012 CLB @ DC L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Started 69 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
9/29/2012 PHI @ CLB W 2-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
9/19/2012 CHV @ CLB W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
9/15/2012 CLB @ NY L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
9/5/2012 CLB @ NE L 0-2 Subbed On 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2012 CLB @ PHI W 2-1 Started 68 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1
8/25/2012 NE @ CLB W 3-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
8/22/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
8/19/2012 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
8/4/2012 CLB @ DC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
7/21/2012 DC @ CLB W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB L 2-0 Started 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 CLB @ MTL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 RSL @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0
6/23/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 CLB @ NE T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
5/26/2012 CHI @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
5/23/2012 CLB @ SEA W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/19/2012 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DAL @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
5/5/2012 CLB @ POR T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
4/28/2012 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
4/21/2012 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
4/14/2012 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 NY @ CLB L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 CLB @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 CLB @ NE W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2011 DC @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CLB @ KC L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 LA @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2011 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 TOR @ CLB L 4-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA L 2-6 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 NE @ CLB W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/5/2011 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 CLB @ RSL W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 POR @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 CLB @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 SJ @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 CLB @ VAN W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 CLB @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 COL @ CLB W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 CLB @ HOU W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/12/2011 CHI @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2011 RSL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 CLB @ NY T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 CHV @ CLB T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 CLB @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 CLB @ SJ L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 VAN @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 CLB @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 KC @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/9/2011 CLB @ CHV T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2011 DAL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 NY @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 CLB @ DC L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/24/2010 PHI @ CLB W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 CLB @ TOR T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2010 CLB @ CHI L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2010 SJ @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 CLB @ NE T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/18/2010 SEA @ CLB L 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves