La Salle University midfielder Ryan Richter has always played soccer in the Philadelphia area and he will continue to do so after being selected as the fifth overall pick by the Union in Tuesday's Major League Soccer supplemental draft. The draft was for players not selected in last week's MLS SuperDraft.
Richter, who attended William Tennent High in Lower Bucks County, was named the Atlantic Ten's offensive player of the year and student-athlete of the year after leading the league in both goals (14) and points (30). He helped lead La Salle to the Atlantic Ten title game.
"It is the perfect scenario, playing in Philadelphia," Richter said in a phone interview. "This is what I wanted to do, play in front of my family and friends."