Using a calm demeanor off the field but a fiery mentality on the field, Mekeil Williams has become a staple for the Richmond Kickers defense in 2018.
The Trinidadian center back began his professional career with Ma Pau SC of the TT Pro League in 2009. Williams spent the past two years with the Colorado Rapids of the MLS before joining the Kickers this season.
In an interview below, Williams talks about his time in Colorado, how he's enjoying Richmond, and how he's finding joy in professional soccer.
"Playing in Colorado was great. The first year we did really well. We made it to the Western Conference finals. We had a pretty good season and beat some of the top teams. It was a good experience for me that I enjoyed a lot."
"It’s been good in Richmond so far. I like the fans and the city is good. It’s kind of quiet. The team is gelling. Everyone is starting to come together. We’re starting to put together some good performances and getting some wins, so it’s been good."
"We have pretty good chemistry. Everyone has a good friendship. We get together well in the locker room. It’s good and it’s starting to show on the field."
"We mostly just work on what the coach wants us to work on going into the game on the weekend. Looking at what the other team likes to do, how we can close them down, and how we should break them down. We mostly just work on the opponents and how we can defeat them."
"It’s everything I thought it would be and more. Football is the only thing that gives me joy really. That’s what I love doing and that’s my passion. Just being able to come in and do that everyday as a job, that’s an actual joy for me."