- Position Midfielder
- Number 20
- Date of Birth Sep 06 2000
- Hometown Phoenix, AZ
- Height 5' 6"
- Club PSV Eindhoven U19 (NED)
Player Bio - Richard Ledezma
U.S. National Teams: A dynamic distributor in the midfield, came back from injury to be ready in full force for club and country … Made his U-20 debut against France in March 2018 … Started both of the U-20s’ friendlies at Honduras in May 2018 … Prior to joining the U-20 MNT, earned his first Youth National Team call-up with the U-19 MNT at the YNT Summit camp in Jan. 2018.
Professional: Signed his first professional contract with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on Dec. 21, 2018 with a deal that runs until summer 2020 … Made his professional debut with Real Monarchs on April 11, 2018 against Seattle Sounders FC 2 … Scored his first pro goal with the Monarchs in a 2-0 victory over Rio Grande Valley on June 5, 2018.
Youth: Made his first appearance for PSV Eindhoven U-19 on April 6, 2019 … Scored his first goa for PSV on May 4, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with NAC Breda … Spent two seasons with Real Salt Lake in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy … Named West Conference U-18/19 Player of the Year in 2018 … Also took home West Conference U-18/19 Best XI honors in 2018 … Earned West Conference U-15/16 Best XI honors in 2017 … Prior to joining RSL, played U-12 to U-15 with Valparaiso Soccer Club … Spent U-8 through U-12 with Sereno Soccer Club … Kicked off his youth career with Club Tigres from U-6 to U-8.
Personal: Nicknamed “Richy” … All of his siblings and both of his parents play soccer … Sister plays for Arizona Christian University … Loves juggling the ball as well as playing Fortnite and FIFA … Favorite soccer player is Andres Iniesta … Lists Lionel Messi as his biggest athletic inspiration … Says that making his pro debut was his greatest soccer moment thus far … Favorite movie is The Sandlot, favorite TV show is Shameless … Loves listening to Ozuna … Favorite food is pizza … Describes himself off the field as “respectful, outgoing and funny” … Describes himself on the field as “dynamic, distributor and a team player.”