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Riverhounds SC Announces Two New Additions

By Staff, 01/18/22, 12:00PM EST


Experienced forward William Eyang joined by young T&T international Jesse Williams

Cameroonian forward William Eyang was one of two new signings announced by Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Tuesday. | Photo courtesy Mark Thoreson / Orlando City SC

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC announced on Tuesday it had signed two new players for the upcoming season, bringing in forward William Eyang and defender Jesse Williams. Both players are signed to one-year contracts with a team option for the 2023 season, pending league and federation approval.

Eyang is a native of Cameroon who brings experience playing in his homeland, Sweden and the U.S. The 6-foot-2 attacking player made his stateside debut in the USL Championship with Orlando City B during the 2016 season.

“William brings a big frame, as well as pace and power to our front line,” said Hounds Head Coach Bob Lilley. “He is very capable of holding the ball in tight areas or using his speed to get behind defenses in wide areas. We are excited to see what he will bring in 2022.”

Williams is a young defensive player hailing from Trinidad and Tobago who most recently was with the Coleraine FC U-20s in Northern Ireland. Last summer, Williams made his senior international debut less than a month after his 20th birthday, playing 90 minutes at right back in a 2-0 FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifying victory against St. Kitts and Nevis. He made two more appearances for the Soca Warriors at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, where he played alongside his new Hounds teammates, Jelani Peters and Mekeil Williams.

“Jesse is a young player with a high ceiling who we want to develop here in Pittsburgh,” Lilley said. “He can play as an outside back or defensive midfielder and brings strong ball-winning qualities to our group.”

Jesse Williams is currently in camp with the T&T National Team – alongside Mekeil Williams – as they prepare for the team’s next match, a friendly against Bolivia this Friday in Sucre, Bolivia.

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