Richie Williams named under-17 coach
CHICAGO -- Richie Williams has replaced Wilmer Cabrera as coach of the U.S. under-17 soccer team.
Williams, who made 20 appearances for the U.S. national team from 1998-02, was hired Tuesday by the U.S. Soccer Federation and will oversee the under-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla.
He had been coach of the under-18 team and was the Mid-Atlantic technical advisor for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
He spent five seasons as an assistant coach with Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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