Atlanta United announced today forward Romario Williams has obtained his U.S. green card and no longer occupies an international spot on the club’s roster.
A former No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Central Florida, Williams, 23, joined Atlanta from Montreal Impact in 2016. He played the entire 2016 and 2017 seasons on loan with the Charleston Battery where he was the club’s leading scorer both seasons and was named to the USL Second Team in 2017. The Atlanta United loanee scored 15 goals and added three assists in 22 appearances, averaging a goal every 114.3 minutes. During the 2017 season, Williams earned Team of the Week honors four times and won Player of the Month in June. On Saturday, Williams made his Atlanta United debut against Nashville SC and the scored in the 78th minute during a 3-1 win.
The Portmore, Jamaica, native has represented the National Team at the U17, U23 and senior team levels, where he debuted in 2016 and now has seven appearances.