Andy Williams has had a fantastic career by any account. He has made every Real Salt Lake fan proud. Personally, it was a priviledge to watch him work his magic on the pitch. Nothing gave me more pleasure than to watch Andy whip in the perfect ball. I still remember his awesome pass to Robbie Findley that capped off RSL's 6-0 against New England a few year back. Pure perfection and pure class by a great man.
This is why as RSL fans, we need to urge the front office to honour Andy Williams (and Jason Kreis for that matter) with a testimonial match. I know that idea of testimonial matches are a little outdated, but if there is anyone in the history of the club that deserves the honour, it is is Andy. The game should be played in pre-season as a warm-up. All the proceeds from the match should go to cancer research, a topic personal to Andy. The club should also televise the match and fans should be encouraged to bring signs supporting Andy.
Some of the possible participants could include Andy himself, coach Kreis, C.J. Brown, Robin Fraser, as well as his old MLS and RSL teammates. It would be a terrific way to send off an RSL original.