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Reading United
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Full name Reading United A.C.
Founded 1996 (as Reading Rage)
Stadium Don Thomas Stadium
Reading, Pennsylvania
(Capacity: 3,000)
Owner United States Arthur Auchenbach
Head Coach Republic of Ireland Brendan Burke
League USL Premier Development League
2009 1st, Mid Atlantic
Playoff Divisional Finals
Home colors
Away colors
Original Reading Rage logo

Reading United is an American soccer team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1996, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Mid Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The team plays its home games in Don Thomas Stadium on the campus of Exeter Township Senior High School, where they have played since 2005. The team's colors are red and white.

The team also fields a team in the USL’s Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella.

Prior to the 2010 season the team was known as Reading Rage. On December 21, 2009 the Rage organization announced that it had become the official minor league affiliate of the 2010 Major League Soccer expansion franchise Philadelphia Union, and was being re-branded as Reading United with immediate effect.[1]

Contents

History

Players

Current roster

as at June 19, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Michael Watkins
1 United States GK Patrick Stanco
2 United States MF Jon Ports
3 United States MF Tyler Whitmer
4 United States DF Marc Benson
5 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Hogan
6 United States MF Adam Gazda
7 United States DF Joshua Bienenfeld
8 England MF Luke Mulholland
9 Jamaica MF Dawayne Smith
10 Ghana MF Evans Frimpong
11 United States MF James Taranto
12 United States DF Eric Detzel
13 Kenya MF Felix Obilo
No. Position Player
14 South Africa MF Mario Vila Boa
15 United States DF James Shupp
16 United States MF Geoff Pezon
17 United States MF Pete Bulat
19 Northern Ireland MF Paul Gallagher
21 United States FW Aaron Wheeler
23 United States DF Jesse Schram
24 United States DF Adam Welch
25 Republic of Ireland DF Darren O'Connor
35 England DF Ged Quinn
00 United States GK Jeremy Vuolo
United States MF Corey Hertzog
United States MF Jason Yeisley

Notable former players

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
1996 3 USISL Pro League 4th, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
1996/97 N/A USISL I-League Played 1 game Did not qualify N/A
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 1st, Mid Atlantic Division Semifinals Did not qualify
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 2nd, Mid Atlantic Division Finals Did not qualify
1999 3 USL D-3 Pro League 5th, Northern Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2000 3 USL D-3 Pro League 4th, Northern Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2001 3 USL D-3 Pro League 4th, Northern Conference Semifinals 2nd Round
2002 3 USL D-3 Pro League 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2003 3 USL Pro Select League 4th, Atlantic Did not qualify 2nd Round
2004 4 USL PDL 5th, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 6th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 3rd, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic National Semifinals Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic Divisional Finals 1st Round
2010 4 USL PDL

Honors

  • USL PDL Regular Season Champions 2009
  • USL PDL Mid Atlantic Division Champions 2009
  • USL PDL Eastern Conference Champions 2008
  • USL PDL Mid Atlantic Division Champion 2008
  • USISL D-3 Pro League Mid Atlantic Division Champion 1997

Head coaches

  • United States Eric Puls (2001-2002)
  • United States Derek Broadley (2005-2007)
  • Republic of Ireland Brendan Burke (2008-present)

Stadia

Average attendance

Year Attendance Notes
2005 349
2006 275
2007 241
2008 233
All Time 275

References

External links


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Reading Rage is an American soccer team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1996, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Mid Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The team plays its home games in Don Thomas Stadium on the campus of Exeter Township Senior High School, where they have played since 2005. The team's colors are red and white.

The team also fields a team in the USL’s Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella.

Contents

History

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Players

Current roster

as at June 19, 2009

No. Position Player
0 Template:Country data USA GK Michael Watkins
1 Template:Country data USA GK Patrick Stanco
2 Template:Country data USA MF Jon Ports
3 Template:Country data USA MF Tyler Whitmer
4 Template:Country data USA DF Marc Benson
5 Template:Country data IRL MF Stephen Hogan
6 Template:Country data USA MF Adam Gazda
7 Template:Country data USA DF Joshua Bienenfeld
8 Template:Country data ENG MF Luke Mulholland
9 Template:Country data JAM MF Dawayne Smith
10 Template:Country data GHA MF Evans Frimpong
11 Template:Country data USA MF James Taranto
12 Template:Country data USA DF Eric Detzel
13 Template:Country data KEN MF Felix Obilo
No. Position Player
14 Template:Country data RSA MF Mario Vila Boa
15 Template:Country data USA DF James Shupp
16 Template:Country data USA MF Geoff Pezon
17 Template:Country data USA MF Pete Bulat
19 Template:Country data NIR MF Paul Gallagher
21 Template:Country data USA FW Aaron Wheeler
23 Template:Country data USA DF Jesse Schram
24 Template:Country data USA DF Adam Welch
25 Template:Country data IRL DF Darren O'Connor
35 Template:Country data ENG DF Ged Quinn
00 Template:Country data USA GK Jeremy Vuolo
Template:Country data USA MF Corey Hertzog
Template:Country data USA MF Jason Yeisley

Notable former players

Year-by-year

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1996 3 USISL Pro League 4th, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
1996/97 N/A USISL I-League Played 1 game Did not qualify N/A
1997 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 1st, Mid Atlantic Division Semifinals Did not qualify
1998 3 USISL D-3 Pro League 2nd, Mid Atlantic Division Finals Did not qualify
1999 3 USL D-3 Pro League 5th, Northern Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2000 3 USL D-3 Pro League 4th, Northern Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2001 3 USL D-3 Pro League 4th, Northern Conference Semifinals 2nd Round
2002 3 USL D-3 Pro League 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2003 3 USL Pro Select League 4th, Atlantic Did not qualify 2nd Round
2004 4 USL PDL 5th, Northeast Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 6th, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 USL PDL 3rd, Northeast Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 4th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic National Semifinals Did not qualify
2009 4 USL PDL in progress 1st Round

Honors

  • USL PDL Eastern Conference Champions 2008
  • USL PDL Mid Atlantic Division Champion 2008
  • USISL D-3 Pro League Mid Atlantic Division Champion 1997

Head coaches

  • Template:Country data USA Eric Puls (2001-2002)
  • Template:Country data USA Derek Broadley (2005-2007)
  • Template:Country data IRL Brendan Burke (2008-present)

Stadia

Average attendance

Year Attendance Notes
2005 349
2006 275
2007 241
2008 233
All Time 275

External links

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