|Full name||Richard Balchan|
|Date of birth||January 18, 1989|
|Place of birth||Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Current club||Real Salt Lake|
|2008||Fort Wayne Fever||5||(2)|
|2009–2010||Chicago Fire Premier||17||(2)|
|2013–||Real Salt Lake||0||(0)|
|2008||United States U20||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 7, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
College and Amateur
Born in Carmel, Indiana, Balchan attended Carmel High School, and played club soccer for Carmel United Cosmos, before going on to play four years of college soccer at Indiana University. He was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team following his first season in 2007, was named to the Big Ten Championship all-tournament team as a sophomore in 2008, was named to the All-Big Ten second-team and the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region third-team as a junior in 2009, and was an All-Big Ten first team member, a Big Ten All-Tournament team pick and a member of the NSCAA All-Great Lakes region third-team following his senior year in 2010. He finished his college career with 4 goals and 7 assists in 80 games for the Hoosiers.
During his college years Balchan also played in the USL Premier Development League for Fort Wayne Fever and Chicago Fire Premier, and for half a season with FC Indiana in the National Premier Soccer League in 2009 (he transferred to Chicago half-way through the season). He was part of the Fire squad which reached the 2009 PDL championship game, but did not play in the final itself (which they lost 2–1 to Ventura County Fusion) after suffering an injury in the semi-final against the Cary Clarets.
On January 14, 2011, Balchan was drafted in the first round (12th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew. He made his professional debut on February 22, 2011 in the first leg of the Crew's CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final series against Real Salt Lake, and played his first league game with the Crew on March 19, 2011 in the season opener against D.C. United.
Balchan scored his first professional goal at Red Bull Arena on June 4, 2011 during a regular season match against the New York Red Bulls. He received a cross from Justin Meram and hit a sliding one-timer to equalize the game with about 30 seconds before the final whistle.
Balchan was released by Columbus following an injury-plagued 2012 season. He was reported to be on trial with Real Salt Lake in February 2013.
- Crew select Rich Balchan with 12th pick
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-  Game recap from Columbus Dispatch, June 5, 2011.