News has just emerged that the Philadelphia Union have traded full back Sheanon Williams and an international spot to Houston Dynamo. According to the press release, the Union will receive allocation money for Williams.
The Dynamo will hold the newly acquired international slot until the end of the 2016 season.
The 25 year old has played with the team since its origins, joining during it’s 2010 expansion year. At just 20 years of age he appeared in 8 games and became a permanent name in the lineup. In his time at the club, Williams has played in both of the clubs playoff games and featured in 92 games between 2011-13. Whilst the player has declined in form since 2012, he has still featured in 17 games this season, starting in 15.
For the Union, it leaves a slight issue at the full back position should one fall injured. With Gaddis and Fabinho being the two starters, there isn’t really anyone to step up should a suspension or injury occur other than Lee but whether or not he has the ability to play in the MLS remains to be seen. Does this mean the Union are in fact searching for a replacement for Williams with the allocation money?