Reds Add Ryan Richter To Roster

Versatile defender joins Toronto from USL Pro club Charleston Battery.

Toronto FC announced Monday the club has acquired defender Ryan Richter from USL Pro club Charleston Battery. As per team and league policy terms of the deal were not disclosed. He will be added to the roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

Richter, 23, most recently played for Charleston and was part of the club’s 2012 USL Pro Championship winning side after signing with the club in March.

Richter was originally selected in the first round of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Philadelphia Union, and signed with the club following preseason. He was later sent on loan to USL Pro club Harrisburg City Islanders.

“Ryan is a versatile, fit and talented young player” said Toronto FC Head Coach Ryan Nelsen. “We’re hopeful that Toronto will be a place where he can flourish.”

Richter played his collegiate soccer at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

Ryan Richter

Position: Defender

Height: 6’2

Weight:  163

Birthdate: April 12, 1989

Birth Place: Southampton, Pennsylvania

Hometown: Southampton, Pennsylvania

Nationality: American

Last Club: Charleston Battery

How Acquired: Signed with Toronto FC on Monday, March 25, 2013

Pronunciation: “Rick-tur”