Richie Laryea

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Richie Laryea
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Laryea playing for Orlando City B in 2017
Personal information
Full name Richmond Mamah Laryea[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Position(s) Right-back, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Number 19
Youth career
2004–2008 Club Uruguay[3]
2008–2015 Sigma FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Akron Zips 42 (12)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Sigma FC 9 (5)
2016–2018 Orlando City 21 (0)
2016–2017Orlando City B (loan) 35 (3)
2019–2021 Toronto FC 67 (8)
2022– Nottingham Forest 5 (0)
2022–Toronto FC (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2016 Canada U23 2 (1)
2019– Canada 30 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of August 13, 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of June 13, 2022

Richmond "Richie" Mamah Laryea (/læˈrjæ/ La-RAY-a;[4] Ga: /ˈlɑːji/ LAH-yee;[4] born January 7, 1995) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a right-back or midfielder for Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, on loan from Premier League club Nottingham Forest, and the Canada national team.

College career[edit]

Prior to his college career, Laryea played for Sigma FC Academy and Dante Alighieri Academy in Toronto.[5] Laryea played college soccer at the University of Akron for two seasons, reaching the College Cup semi-finals in 2015.[6] Laryea was named to the All-Mid-American Conference Second Team in 2014,[7] and was named to the All-Mid-American Conference First Team in 2015.[8] He played for League1 Ontario club Sigma FC in 2015, where he was named a League All-Star.[9] Following his sophomore season, Laryea signed a contract with Generation Adidas.[10]

Club career[edit]

Orlando City[edit]

Laryea was drafted in the first round (7th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Orlando City.[11][12] He was loaned to Orlando City B in March 2016.[13]

After spending the first half of his second season once again on loan to OCB playing as both an attacking and defensive midfielder,[14] Laryea made his MLS debut on June 25, 2017, subbing on for Kaká in a 4–0 defeat to Chicago Fire.[15] Laryea got his first MLS assist on September 27, 2017, assisting on Yoshimar Yotún's goal against New England Revolution.[16] He made his first career MLS start on the final day of the season away to Philadelphia Union.[17]

On November 27, 2018, the club announced they had declined his contract option.[18]

Toronto FC[edit]

On March 21, 2019, Laryea signed for MLS side Toronto FC.[19] Laryea scored his first goal for Toronto on May 26, 2019, in a 2–1 home defeat to the San Jose Earthquakes,[20] was also his first MLS goal.[21] Laryea scored his first playoff goal, against DC United, and then defeated Atlanta United to win the Eastern Conference (MLS) playoffs. Laryea and Toronto FC then lost to Seattle Sounders FC in the 2019 MLS Cup final. Laryea would have his option for the 2020 season exercised by Toronto, keeping him with the club for 2020.[22] On September 27, 2020, Laryea scored a solo goal and provided two assists in the second half of Toronto's 3–1 win against the league-leading Columbus Crew.[23] Laryea was named the MLS Player of the Week as a result of his performance.[24]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On January 8, 2022, EFL Championship club Nottingham Forest signed Laryea on a transfer from Toronto FC, signing a three-and-a-half year contract.[25] After featuring only sparingly in Forest's matchday squads during his first few months, Laryea made his debut on April 18 against West Bromwich Albion, as a second-half substitute for Djed Spence in an eventual 4-0 victory.[26]

In August 2022, he returned on loan to Toronto FC until the end of June 2023.[27] To complete the transaction, Toronto sent $225,000 in General Allocation Money to FC Dallas and $125,000 in General Allocation Money to FC Cincinnati to acquire the top spot in the MLS Allocation Order.[28]

International career[edit]

In May 2016, Laryea was called to Canada's U23 national team for a pair of friendlies against Guyana and Grenada.[29] Laryea scored in the opening match against Guyana.[30]

Laryea received his first call up to the senior team on August 26, 2019, for two CONCACAF Nations League matches against Cuba.[31] He made his debut in the first match on September 7, 2019.[32] On March 25, 2021, Laryea scored his first goal for Canada in a 5–1 win over Bermuda in the team's first 2022 World Cup qualifying match.[33]

In June 2021, Laryea was named to Canada's 60-man preliminary squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[34] On July 1, he was named to the final 23-man squad.[35]

Personal life[edit]

Laryea is of Ghanaian descent.[36] His younger brother, Reggie Laryea, plays soccer for semi-professional team Vaughan Azzurri.[37]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played August 13, 2022[38]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sigma FC 2015 League1 Ontario 9 5 3[a] 2 12 7
Orlando City B 2016 USL 23 0 23 0
2017 12 3 12 3
Total 35 3 35 3
Orlando City 2017 MLS 12 0 12 0
2018 9 0 9 0
Total 21 0 21 0
Toronto FC 2019 MLS 20 1 4 0 4[b] 1 28 2
2020 20[c] 4 2[d] 0 22 4
2021 27 3 3 0 3[e] 0 33 3
Total 67 8 7 0 3 0 6 1 83 9
Nottingham Forest 2021–22 Championship 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Toronto FC (loan) 2022 MLS 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 139 16 7 0 3 0 9 3 158 19
  1. ^ Appearances in League1 Ontario League Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in MLS Cup Playoffs
  3. ^ Includes two appearances and one goal in the MLS is Back Tournament group stage
  4. ^ One appearance in MLS is Back Tournament knockout stage, one appearance in MLS Cup Playoffs
  5. ^ Appearances in CONCACAF Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played June 13, 2022[39]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Canada 2019 4 0
2020 2 0
2021 16 1
2022 8 0
Total 30 1

International goals[edit]

As of March 25, 2021. Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Laryea goal.
List of international goals scored by Richie Laryea
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 March 25, 2021 Exploria Stadium, Orlando, United States 7  Bermuda 3–0 5–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Toronto FC

Nottingham Forest

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Team Roster 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup" (PDF). CONCACAF.
  2. ^ "Richie Laryea". Nottingham Forest F.C. Retrieved August 2, 2022.
  3. ^ "Pro: First Youth Registration List" (PDF). League1 Ontario.
  4. ^ a b @TorontoFC (August 1, 2021). "PSA from @RichieLaryea_" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Sigma FC's Richmond Laryea Signs Generation Adidas Contract with MLS". Sigma FC. Archived from the original on January 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Alexander, Elton (December 6, 2015). "Akron Zips will take on Stanford on Friday in College Cup 2015 (photos)". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Men's Soccer garners a conference-best seven All-MAC selections". Akron Zips. November 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Zips Garner a League-Best Eight All-MAC Selections". Akron Zips. November 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "2015 League1 Ontario Men's All-Stars". League1 Ontario. November 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "MLS announces 2016 Generation adidas class, signs Stanford senior defender Brandon Vincent". Major League Soccer. January 9, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  11. ^ Tenorio, Paul (January 14, 2016). "Orlando City selects Akron's Richie Laryea with No. 7 pick in MLS SuperDraft". orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel.
  12. ^ Nelson, Norm (January 20, 2016). "Dante Alighieri Academy grad Richie Laryea taken seventh in MLS draft". North York Mirror.
  13. ^ "Orlando City SC Loan Seven Players to OCB". Orlando City SC. March 25, 2016.
  14. ^ David, Austin (May 16, 2017). "Richie Laryea Starting To Prove Himself in Year 2 for Orlando City B". The Mane Land.
  15. ^ del Gallo, Alicia (July 19, 2017). "Richie Laryea excels with Orlando City after stern talk with coach". Orlando Sentinel.
  16. ^ David, Austin (September 28, 2017). "A Game of Firsts: Orlando's Dominant Win Provides Accolades". Orlando City SC.
  17. ^ "Orlando City Falls at Philadelphia in Season Finale". Orlando City SC. October 22, 2017.
  18. ^ Culver, Jordan (November 27, 2018). "Orlando City declines options for eight players after tough 2018 season". Pro Soccer USA. Archived from the original on November 28, 2018.
  19. ^ "Toronto FC signs Richie Laryea". Toronto FC. March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  20. ^ Molinaro, John (May 26, 2019). "Toronto FC trending in wrong direction with loss to San Jose". Sportsnet.
  21. ^ O'Connor-Clarke, Charlie (May 26, 2019). "Recap: Laryea bags his first as TFC fall at home". Waking the Red.
  22. ^ "Toronto FC announces roster decisions to conclude 2019 season". Toronto FC. November 21, 2019.
  23. ^ "Laryea puts on a show as Toronto FC rallies to down league-leading Columbus 3-1". CP24. September 27, 2020. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  24. ^ "Laryea named MLS Player of the Week". Toronto FC. September 28, 2020.
  25. ^ "Richie Laryea: Nottingham Forest sign Canada international full-back". BBC Sport. January 8, 2022.
  26. ^ Nottingham Forest FC [@NFFC] (April 18, 2022). "On comes Richie Laryea for his Forest debut, replacing Spence Let's go, Richie #NFFC 3-0 #WBA" (Tweet). Retrieved April 18, 2022 – via Twitter.
  27. ^ Davidson, Neil (August 4, 2022). "Toronto FC moves to bring Richie Laryea back on loan deal after stint in England". CBC Sports.
  28. ^ "Toronto FC completes two side deals to seal Richie Laryea's return on loan". Sportsnet. August 5, 2022.
  29. ^ "Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour". SIRC.
  30. ^ "L'équipe U-23 gagne face à Guyana" [Canada m23 defeat Guyana as part of Jubilee celebration]. Canadian Soccer Association (in French). Archived from the original on August 1, 2017.
  31. ^ Butler, Dylan (August 28, 2019). "Canada names 24-man roster for Concacaf Nations League tilts vs. Cuba". Major League Soccer. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  32. ^ Thompson, Marty (September 7, 2019). "Canada-Cuba: 4 talking points for 2nd Nations League tilt". Canadian Premier League. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  33. ^ "Larin, Davies combine to help Canada down Bermuda in World Cup qualifier". TSN. March 25, 2021.
  34. ^ Davidson, Neil (June 18, 2021). "Davies, David highlight Canada's preliminary roster for Gold Cup". TSN.
  35. ^ "Canada Soccer Announces 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Roster". Canadian Soccer Association. July 1, 2021.
  36. ^ Castillo, Arielle (January 10, 2016). "10 Things About Richie Laryea: His love for Toronto, his mom, and, yes, Drake". Major League Soccer. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  37. ^ "Vaughan Azzurri roster". League1 Ontario. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  38. ^ Richie Laryea at Soccerway
  39. ^ Richie Laryea at the Canadian Soccer Association
  40. ^ "Toronto FC advances to MLS Cup final after win over Atlanta United FC". Sportsnet. October 30, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2019.

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