Brent Richards

Brent Anthony Richards (born May 20, 1990) is an American soccer player who plays for Reno 1868 FC in the USL.

Brent Richards
Personal information
Full name Brent Anthony Richards
Date of birth (1990-05-20) May 20, 1990
Place of birth Portland, Oregon, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Full back
Forward
Club information
Current team
Reno 1868
Number 16
Youth career
2005–2008 Eastside United FC
2008–2011 Washington Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Portland Timbers U23s 37 (26)
2012–2013 Portland Timbers 6 (0)
2015–2016 Portland Timbers 2 35 (2)
2017– Reno 1868 87 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 27, 2019

Career

High School

Richards played for Camas High School of Camas, WA all four years of his high school career. His most notable year was his fourth and final year, where he led the team to a victory in the WIAA 3A state championship game, alongside future University of Washington teammate Quinton Beasley.

College and amateur

Richards was one of the Pac-10/Pac-12's top scorers during his collegiate career at the University of Washington. In 72 games for the Huskies, Richards finished with 31 goals, 15 assists and led the Huskies in goals and game-winning goals in each of his four seasons. Following his senior season, Richards was named First-Team Capital One Academic All-American, 2011 Pac-12 Men's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year and named to the All-West Region first team.

Richards also spent three seasons with Portland Timbers U23s in the USL Premier Development League.[1][2][3] In 2010, Richards led the Timbers U23s to a perfect 16-0 record on the way to the club's first ever USL PDL title.[4] Richards went on to be named the league's Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year that same season.[5]

Professional

On January 4, 2012, Richards signed with MLS club Portland Timbers as their first homegrown player.[6] On May 30, Richards made his professional debut in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match which saw Cal FC upset the Timbers 1-0 in extra time.[7] He made his league debut on July 14 against the Los Angeles Galaxy.[8]

Honors

Portland Timbers U23s

Individual

References

  1. 2009 Portland Timbers U23s stats Archived 2009-05-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "2010 Portland Timbers U23s stats". Archived from the original on 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
  3. 2011 Portland Timbers U23s stats Archived October 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Perfection in Portland". uslsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. 7 August 2010. Archived from the original on 17 August 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  5. "2010 PDL Honors Announced". uslsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. 6 August 2010. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  6. "Timbers sign Brent Richards as first Homegrown Player". Portland Timbers. 4 January 2012. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  7. "Timbers fall 1-0 to Cal FC in extra time". Portland Timbers. 30 May 2012. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-07-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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