2016 (Philadelphia): Starting 33 of the Union’s 34 regular-season contests, Marquez cemented himself as a first-choice centerback for the club. He scored his first-ever MLS goal, the game-winner, on May 21, 2016 vs. D.C. United. He added a second tally on August 14, 2016 at New England. He also started all three of the Union’s 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup contests and the postseason match at Toronto FC.
2015 (Philadelphia/Harrisburg): Marquez broke into MLS by playing 21 matches for Philadelphia in 2015, starting 20 of the final 24 league matches. He also made four appearances in the 2015 U.S. Open Cup as the Union made a run to the final, a match that Marquez started and played all 120 minutes. He also made one additional on-loan appearance with Harrisburg.
2014 (Philadelphia/Harrisburg): Marquez came to MLS as the 44th overall pick by the Union in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. He was loaned to Harrisburg for the duration of the season, where he helped lead the club to the USL PRO championship game.
Marquez played four years at Division III University of Redlands (CA). In 2013, he was named SCIAC Player of the Year, and in 2012 and 2011 he was named first team all-SCIAC.
Philadelphia Union selected defender Richie Marquez in the Third Round (44th overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on January 21, 2014.
Name: Richie Marquez
Born: May 26, 1992 in Pomona, CA
Hometown: Pomona, CA
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Philadelphia Union selected defender Richie Marquez in the Third Round (44th overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on January 21, 2014