Puget Sound Gunners wish UW’s Spencer Richey all the best in Whitecaps bid

Puget Sound Gunners wish UW’s Spencer Richey all the best in Whitecaps bid

PHILADELPHIA – (Gunners release) 2014 Puget Sound Gunners FC PDL GK Spencer Richey became the third Washington player selected in the MLS Draft this year, going to the Vancouver Whitecaps with the 19th pick of the third round (61st overall). He becomes the 25th player in Husky history to be taken in the draft.

The Gunners FC organization wish all the success to Spencer Richey with he’s new MLS club.


The UW Daily reports:

Days after two of his teammates were selected by Major League Soccer clubs in the Pacific Northwest, goalkeeper Spencer Richey joined them.

Richey was selected in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday by the Vancouver Whitecaps, becoming the fourth UW player this year to enter the MLS’s Cascadia Cup rivalry between the three Pacific Northwest clubs. 

After suffering a broken leg that cost him his senior season in 2013, Richey applied for and received a medical redshirt, which allowed him to play for the Huskies again this season. He responded with four shutouts in 17 starts, helping lead the UW to its third straight NCAA tournament appearance.

Richey joined teammates Cristian Roldan and Andy Thoma in the SuperDraft, with the others being selected last Thursday during the first two rounds. Roldan was taken 16th overall by the Seattle Sounders — where he joins teammate Darwin Jones, who signed a home-grown player contract last week — and Thoma was picked 24th by the Portland Timbers.

In his college career, Richey — a Seattle native who also played at Bradenton Prep Academy in Florida before coming to the UW — recorded 30 shutouts in 70 starts over parts of five seasons for the Huskies. Richey finished his Husky career second in program history with 248 saves and 30 shutouts.


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