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Veteran Midfielder Richie Ryan Re-Signs with Locomotive FC

By Staff, 12/06/21, 12:03PM EST


Member of club’s original squad is set for fourth campaign in El Paso in 2022

Midfielder Richie Ryan has made 74 appearances across all competitions for El Paso Locomotive FC over the past three seasons. | Photo courtesy Liza Rosales / Orange County SC

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC announced on Monday it has re-signed midfielder Richie Ryan for the 2022 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval. This will be Ryan’s fourth season with Los Locos having signed with the club as part of the inaugural squad in the 2019 campaign.

Ryan signed with Locomotive from FC Cincinnati in January 2019 and has since brought experience and leadership while standing as a core part of the team. In his first three seasons with the club, Ryan has helped lead the team to two back-to-back Western Conference Final appearances and a third consecutive playoff appearance.

Since 2019, Richie Ryan amassed 5,587 minutes over 74 appearances, with El Paso Locomotive, earning one assist from the defensive midfield. His work on the defensive side of the ball helped El Paso record one of the stingiest defensive records in the league, helping the club earn 29 clean sheets in all competitions over its first three campaigns.

The club is in ongoing discussions with several players from the 2021 team and will make additional player announcements for the 2022 season once they are confirmed.

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