Battery transfers Richter to Toronto FC

Charleston, SC. The Charleston Battery has transferred Ryan Richter to Major League Soccer's Toronto FC. Per team and MLS policy terms of the deal were not disclosed. Richter played 29 games for the Battery in 2012 and was a member of the USL PRO Championship winning team.

Ryan Richter logged 1,792 minutes with the Battery in 2012 and finished the season with two goals and four assists. Richter started all three of the Battery's post-season games including the Championship match.

Ryan Richter was originally drafted as the 5th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft by Philadelphia Union but was subsequently loaned to the Harrisburg City Islanders of USL PRO and made his debut versus the Charleston Battery on June 4 in a game Harrisburg won 1-0.

Richter is the second player from the 2012 Battery squad to move up to Major League Soccer joining goalkeeper Alec Kann who was signed by the Chicago Fire.