RICHMOND, VA -- The Richmond Kickers have signed midfielder Ryley Kraft ahead of Saturday’s match against Forward Madison FC, the club announced Friday.
Kraft previously played two seasons in the USL Championship with Oklahoma City Energy FC and Orlando City B prior to the club’s move to USL League One. The 21-year old spent two years with the Sacramento Republic Academy and appeared with the United States U-19 National Team before signing his first pro contract in 2017.
“We are so excited about the prospect of working with Ryley and continuing our vision of developing the best players in the country,” said David Bulow, Richmond Kickers Head Coach. “This is our second player with United States Youth National Team experience, and shows the ambition of how the Richmond Kickers are trying to assemble the most talented and competitive team in all of USL League One. He’s made an immediate impact on the team in training already and I believe he will be a big factor on our push for the playoffs.”
The Kickers currently sit in ninth place in the League One standings. They'll travel to Wisconsin to take on Forward Madison FC Saturday night at Breese Stevens Field.