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Report: RSL in negotiations with U.S. U-17 coach Richie Williams for assistant job

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Washington Post reporter Steven Goff said today that Real Salt Lake is in negotiations with U.S. U-17 coach Richie Williams for an assistant position.

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Real Salt Lake looks to be making their first coaching change of the offseason, with Richie Williams, U.S. U-17 coach, reported to be in negotiations with the club to join as an assistant.

Williams, who played as a midfielder at D.C. United most prominently, is a former U.S. national team player. He's been coaching since 2005, when he was an assistant at University of Virginia. Williams has been coaching the U.S. U-17 team since 2012.

The ever-reliable Steven Goff of the Washington Post reported the negotiations today on Twitter.

The move would be necessary because current RSL assistant coach Andy Williams is expected to move to play a role in the newly formed scouting outfit that came as a result of an organizational restructuring undertaken by owner Dell Loy Hansen.

It remains to be seen if other coaching staff changes are in the works, but those were hinted at early in the offseason by Jeff Cassar and Craig Waibel.