Pflugerville, TX, March 8, 2017 – The Austin Texans Soccer Club would like to announce that Dane Richards will be joining the coaching staff effective immediately. Richards was a member of the youth system of Jamaican National Premier League side Seba United while attending Cornwall College in Montego Bay, where he won the DaCosta Cup and Oliver Shield. He moved to the United States to play college soccer in 2003.
Richards played two years at San Jacinto College in Houston, where he scored a record 45 goals in two years, including a school-record 25 as a sophomore. He then moved on to Clemson University, where he led the team in scoring as a junior with 12 goals and nine assists. Richards debuted with the Jamaican national team in 2002 at the age of 18, and while he was still at Clemson, returned to the Jamaican national team.
Richards was drafted in the second round of the 2007 MLS Super Draft by New York Red Bulls, establishing himself as the first team right winger for the club. Richards was then traded to Vancouver Whitecaps FC in July 2012. In August 2012 it was confirmed that Richards would join English Championship side Burnley. Upon his return from his loan, Richards was released from his Burnley contract so that he could permanently join Norwegian side FK Bodø/Glimt.
In July 2015, the Red Bulls announced that Richards would be loaned out to NASL side Indy Eleven for the remainder of the season. On December 10, 2015, it was announced that Richards had become the first ever signing for new North American Soccer League side Miami FC.
Overall Dane has played in 261 Professional Matches scoring 39 goals. Internationally he has appeared 47 times for Jamaica scoring 10 goals.
We are excited for Dane to join us this spring. Please join me in welcoming him to the Texans Family
president, Austin Texans Soccer Club
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