United will host tryouts on December 21st, January 12th, February 9th, and March 15th
The December tryout will be held at Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The remaining tryouts location and times are to be announced.
Online registration (link below) and in person is $80 per player. All players will need to arrive to each date fifteen to twenty minutes early for check in and warms ups.
Known as one of the preeminent clubs that help young prospects reach the professional ranks, Reading United has produced over fifty professional soccer players who currently play in Major League Soccer, the United Soccer League and with professional clubs in Europe and South America. In total, almost 100 players have signed professionally since 2010 after playing in Reading.
Former Reading forward JJ Williams, defender Kamal Miller, goalkeeper Ben Lundt, and forward Mark Forrest were all selected at the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. 2019 was the tenth consecutive year that at least one former Reading United player was selected in draft.
Eleven players in total from our 2018 squad signed professional contracts, including two players (Kamal Miller, Ezana Kahsay) who capped for their countries in international play.
Prior to the 2010 season, Reading United signed a player development agreement with Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. As the Union’s official USL League Two affiliate, Reading United players have access to members of the Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel coaching staffs and the opportunity to train alongside professional players.
Reading United enter their 17th season of play in USL League Two looking to build on the success of the 2019 league season that saw the club win the Eastern Conference Championship for the second straight season and advance to the USL League Two Championship for the second time in club history. Our trip to the playoffs was the eleventh time in twelve seasons that we’ve reached the postseason. The club saw two players named to the All-League team – Felipe Hideki (Mid-America Nazarene; NAIA) and Lamine Conte (Louisville; DI), as well as head coach Alan McCann gaining Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season.
The proven developmental leader in North American soccer’s evolving tiered structure, USL League Two features 72+ franchises in four conferences throughout the United States and Canada, including 19 clubs that are owned and operated by a professional club, or that hold a partnership with a professional club. USL League Two has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with nearly 70 percent of all MLS selections since 2010 having USL League Two experience.