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 Laryea
Date of birth (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 22
Youth career
2006–2015 Sigma FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Akron Zips 42 (12)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Sigma FC 12 (7)
2016–2017 Orlando City B 35 (3)
2016–2018 Orlando City 21 (0)
2019– Toronto FC 2 (0)
National team
2013 Canada U18
2016 Canada U23 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 19, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 20, 2016

Richmond "Richie" Laryea (born January 7, 1995) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Prior to his college career, Laryea played for Sigma FC Academy and Dante Alighieri Academy in Toronto.[1] Laryea played college soccer at the University of Akron for two seasons, reaching the College Cup semi-finals in 2015.[2] Laryea was named to the All-Mid-American Conference Second Team in 2014,[3] and was named to the All-Mid-American Conference First Team in 2015.[4]

Following his sophomore season, Laryea signed a contract with Generation Adidas.[5]

Orlando City SC[edit]

Laryea was drafted in the first round (7th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Orlando City.[6] He was loaned to Orlando City B in March 2016.[7]

After spending the first half of his second season once again on loan to OCB playing as both an attacking and defensive midfielder,[8] Laryea made his MLS debut on 25 June 2017, subbing on for Kaká in a 4-0 defeat to Chicago Fire.[9] Laryea got his first MLS assist on September 27, 2017, assisting on Yoshimar Yotún's goal against New England Revolution.[10] He made his first career MLS start on the final day of the season away to Philadelphia Union.[11]

On November 27, 2018, the club announced they had declined his contract option.[12]

Toronto FC[edit]

On March 21, 2019, Laryea signed for MLS side Toronto FC.[13]

International[edit]

In May 2016, Laryea was called to Canada's U23 national team for a pair of friendlies against Guyana and Grenada.[14] Laryea scored in the opening match against Guyana.[15]

Personal[edit]

Laryea is of Ghanaian descent.[16] His younger brother Reggie Laryea also played soccer for Akron.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Professional[edit]

As of April 19, 2019[18]
Club League Season League Domestic Cup League Playoffs Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Orlando City B (loan) USL 2016 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2017 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
Total 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 3
Orlando City MLS
2017 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2018 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Toronto FC MLS 2019 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career Total 58 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sigma FC's Richmond Laryea Signs Generation Adidas Contract with MLS". Sigma FC. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Akron Zips will take on Stanford on Friday in College Cup 2015 (photos)". Cleveland.com. December 6, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Men's Soccer garners a conference-best seven All-MAC selections". Akron Athletics.
  4. ^ "Zips Garner a League-Best Eight All-MAC Selections". Akron Athletics.
  5. ^ "MLS announces 2016 Generation adidas class, signs Stanford senior defender Brandon Vincent". MLSsoccer.com. January 9, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Orlando City selects Akron's Richie Laryea with No. 7 pick in MLS SuperDraft". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Orlando City SC Loan Seven Players to OCB". Orlando City Soccer Club.
  8. ^ Austin David (May 16, 2017). "Richie Laryea Starting To Prove Himself in Year 2 for Orlando City B". The Mane Land.
  9. ^ Alicia del Gallo (July 19, 2017). "Richie Laryea excels with Orlando City after stern talk with coach". Orlando Sentinel.
  10. ^ "A Game of Firsts: Orlando's Dominant Win Provides Accolades". September 28, 2017.
  11. ^ "Orlando City Falls at Philadelphia in Season Finale". October 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "Orlando City declines options for eight players after tough 2018 season | Pro Soccer USA". www.prosoccerusa.com. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  13. ^ "Toronto FC signs Richie Laryea". www.torontofc.ca. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  14. ^ Canada Soccer Association. "Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  15. ^ Canada Soccer Association. "Canada m23 defeat Guyana as part of Jubilee celebration". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  16. ^ "10 Things About Richie Laryea: His love for Toronto, his mom, and, yes, Drake". MLSsoccer.com.
  17. ^ "Reggie Laryea - 2017 Akron Men's Soccer Roster - Akron Athletics". gozips.com.
  18. ^ "Richie Laryea profile". Soccerway. Retrieved October 28, 2017.

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