Ryan Richter

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Ryan Richter
Ryan Richter at Preseason Training for the Philadelphia Union, Jan 2011.jpg
Richter training with the Philadelphia Union in January, 2011.
Personal information
Full name Ryan Richter
Date of birth (1989-04-12) April 12, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current team
Ottawa Fury FC
(on loan from Toronto FC)
Number 22
Youth career
2007–2010 La Salle Explorers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Ocean City Nor'easters[A] 45 (11)
2011 Philadelphia Union 0 (0)
2011 Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 1 (0)
2012 Charleston Battery 24 (2)
2013– Toronto FC 13 (0)
2014 Ottawa Fury FC (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 13, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ryan Richter (born April 12, 1989) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Ottawa Fury FC in the North American Soccer League, on loan from Toronto FC.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Richter played soccer at William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pennsylvania where he was a three year starter. He was elected as team captain and MVP for both his Junior and Senior years. At William Tennent, Richter attained honor roll status for all four years, he was also a three year starter on the basketball team as well as being a placekicker on the football team.[1]

After high school, Richter attended La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he continued to play soccer. At La Salle, he was named Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year, and Student-Athlete of the Year. He was also named Philadelphia Soccer Six player of the year in 2009 and 2010. He is the second player from the La Salle Explorers to be drafted into the MLS after Cesidio Colasante. Richter racked up 28 goals and 13 assists during his time with the Explorers.[2]

During his college years, Richter played for the Ocean City Nor'easters in the USL Premier Development League.[3][A]

Professional[edit]

On January 18, 2011, Richter was drafted as the 5th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft by Philadelphia Union.[4] After a successful preseason trial, he signed with the club on March 1, 2011.[5]

Richter was sent on loan to the Union's USL Pro affiliate Harrisburg City Islanders in June 2011; he made his professional debut for them on June 4, in a game against Charleston Battery.[6] On July 21, 2011, Richter made his Union debut against Everton

On August 24, 2011 Richter scored his first career goal for the Philadelphia Union against the Harrisburg City Islanders. The goal, assisted by Justin Mapp, came in the 49th minute.

On January 19, 2012, Philadelphia declined his 2012 contract option and Richter was released.[7]

Richter trialled with D.C. United during February and March 2012.[8]

Richter signed with USL Pro team Charleston Battery on March 27, 2012.[9] In 2012, Richter helped the Charleston Battery capture the 2012 USL PRO Championship.

He signed with Toronto FC on March 25, 2013.[10] Richter made his debut for Toronto on April 13, in a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia, he came on as a first half sub for Darel Russell who sustained an injury.[11]

Notes[edit]

A. a b The club was known as the Ocean City Barons through 2009.

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