|Full name||Ryan Richter|
|Date of birth||April 12, 1989|
|Place of birth||Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Playing position||Right Back|
|New York Cosmos|
|2007–2010||La Salle Explorers|
|2008–2010||Ocean City Nor'easters[A]||45||(11)|
|2011||→ Harrisburg City Islanders (loan)||1||(0)|
|2014||→ Ottawa Fury (loan)||15||(1)|
|2015–2016||Bethlehem Steel FC||29||(5)|
|2016–||New York Cosmos||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 14, 2016.
Youth and college
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.
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 for the 2010 season. He was also named Atlantic 10 Sportsman of the Year in 2010 as well as First-Team Scholar All America. Richter was named Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010, leading the city in points and goals both years. 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.
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. After a successful preseason trial, he signed with the club on March 1, 2011.
Richter was sent on a one-game 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. 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.
He signed with Toronto FC on March 25, 2013. 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.
Bethlehem Steel FC
In 2016, Richter was transferred back to the Philadelphia Union organization to play for the newly formed USL club, Bethlehem Steel FC. Richter would be named the team's first captain, and would go on to be joint leading goal scorer for the 2016 season. Prior to the season's end, Richter was transferred to NASL club New York Cosmos.
New York Cosmos
- Player Bio: Ryan Richter, La Salle University, retrieved February 16, 2011
- Ryan Richter Selected By Philadelphia Union In MLS Supplemental Draft, La Salle University, January 18, 2011, retrieved February 16, 2011
- 2010 Ocean City Nor'easters stats
- Marc, Narducci (January 19, 2011), Union draft La Salle midfielder Ryan Richter, The Philadelphia Inquirer, retrieved February 16, 2011
- "Richter Returns". January 28, 2015.
- "Bethlehem Steel FC Acquire Ryan Richter via Transfer". December 22, 2015.
- "Bethlehem Steel FC Transfers Ryan Richter to New York Cosmos". Bethlehem Steel FC. September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
- "Richter Debut Match". NASL. September 28, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.