2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Marquez made 15 appearances (13 starts) at centerback in 2017, scoring one goal ... he started the club's opener at Vancouver (March 5), helping keep a clean sheet, and continued in the starting lineup for the home opener vs. Toronto FC (March 11) and in every match through the contest at LA Galaxy (April 29) ... during a start vs. Portland (April 8), he scored his first goal of the season via a header following a corner kick from Haris Medunjanin ... helped the club keep its second clean sheet of the season during his start at LA ... missed the match vs. the New York Red Bulls (May 6) through illness ... was in the matchday 18 at D.C. United (May 13), vs. Houston (May 17), vs. Colorado (May 20) and at Real Salt Lake (May 27) ... came on as a substitute for the injured Oguchi Onyewu in the match at NYCFC (June 3) ... made a substitute appearance in the friendly vs. Swansea City AFC (July 15) ... was in the matchday 18 vs. Montreal (August 12) ... came on as a substitute vs. Atlanta (August 26) ... was in the matchday 18 at Minnesota (September 9) ... started at New York (September 17) as part of a shutout effort ... continued in the starting lineup vs. Chicago (September 23) ... was in the matchday 18 at Atlanta (September 27) ... started vs. Seattle (October 1), helping the Union record another clean sheet ... continued in the starting lineup at Chicago (October 15) and vs. Orlando (October 22) ... did not appear in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ... was in the matchday 18 for the Fourth Round win over Harrisburg (June 14) ... for Bethlehem Steel FC, Marquez made four regular-season appearances (four starts) at centerback ... helped keep a clean sheet as part of a start in a 1-0 win at Harrisburg (June 20) ... also started at Richmond (July 22) and vs. Charlotte (July 29) ... scored a goal as part of a start vs. Louisville (August 20).
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