Rhys Williams comes to Detroit after spending 2021 with Stumptown AC. Williams started in 28 matches for the NISA side last year, including all 18 during the fall campaign. The defender had three goals throughout the 2021 calendar year to go with three assists. Williams played collegiately at Columbia, while also making appearances for the New York Red Bulls U-23 side in the NPSL and PDL. He signed with the New York Cosmos B out of college before spending time with the Real Monarchs, Lansing Ignite and South Georgia Tormenta. The Weston, Florida, native played his youth career with Cypress Bay and Weston FC – capturing the 2012 ESPN National Championship.