Ryan Richter - Assistant Coach
Ryan Richter joined the Union's technical staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2022 season. Most recently, Richter served as the Head Coach of the Union Academy U15’s, who he brought to the first ever MLS Next Cup Final this past season after making it through four single-elimination playoff matches. Prior to his head coaching role, Richter served as the Director of the Philadelphia Union Junior Academy and as a coach with the Union Academy U12’s and U17’s.
Richter played soccer professionally for seven years. After being drafted fifth overall in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Union, he went on to play professionally for Toronto FC for two seasons, playing over 1100 minutes. He also spent time playing in the North American Soccer League, where he was named All-Decade Best XI Player in NASL by The Athletic. Collegiately, Richter played at La Salle University where he captained the men’s team, earning several accolades along the way including Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year, Atlantic 10 Student Athlete of the Year, CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team, two-time Philadelphia Player of the Year and two-time regional All American.