Defender Sheanon Williams came to the Union from the Harrisburg City Islanders midseason last year with hopes of simply validating his roster spot. It didn't take long for him to exceed expectations in a big way. Over a year later, Williams has cemented himself not only as Philadelphia's first choice right back, but one of the best in MLS.
Williams' story is an inspirational one, complete with an unsuccessful attempt to secure a contract in Europe and more than one stop in the lower tiers of American soccer. When he was finally given his opportunity in the country's top flight, he grabbed hold of it and didn't look back.
A member of the U-17 and U-20 U.S. National Team teams, Williams has taken an unlikely road to senior national team consideration, but there's no denying the fact that the 21-year-old deserves a long look from Jürgen Klinsmann and his staff.
Join us on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. to chat live with Williams. We'll launch the chat room and begin taking questions at 1:20 p.m.