Date of Birth: 01/06/1985
Home country: Ireland
Weight: 170 lbs
Pronunciation: RICH-ee RYE-an
In the inaugural year, Richie provided much needed experience and leadership. He connected attack and defense with great accuracy, completing 90.5% of his passes. His play allowed the team to implement the attacking style of play that led to a Western Conference Final appearance. He returns in 2020 looking to build on the success of the first seasons.
Ryan has amassed a legendary professional career that spans 15 years and two continents. He made his professional debut with Sunderland in the English Premier League in the 2003 season. After an 11-year career in Europe, playing in the first division in Ireland, Scotland, and Belgium, Ryan moved to the United States and joined then NASL club Ottawa Fury for the 2014 season where they reached the finals.
Prior to joining the club, Ryan played with USL Championship club FC Cincinnati, before they made their debut in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2019.