The Rochester Rhinos of the United Soccer League has announced the signing of a pair of Reading United alums. Darius Madison and Rayane Boukemia will join the Western New York club ahead of the 2017 USL campaign.
Madison spent two summers with Reading United in 2013 and 2014. The Philadelphia native and Union Academy product is a free scoring forward with great pace and dazzling footwork. In his time with Reading, Madison made 20 appearances for the club and scored eight goals.
Madison was a key part of the University of Virginia's 2014 NCAA Championship winning team.
Boukemia played a key role in Reading's run to the 2016 Premier Development League Mid-Atlantic Division. The versatile midfielder scored five goals and registered three assists over 12 matches for United.
A native of Strasbourg, France, Boukemia was named a NSCAA All-American and was selected to the Northeast-10 All Conference First Team after scoring 13 goals and recording five assists for the Southern New Hampshire University Men's Soccer Team.
The duo become the fourth and fifth player to play for the Rhinos. John McCarthy won USL Goalkeeper of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors while playing in net for the Rhinos in 2014. Forwards Alex Dixon and Levi Houpeau have also seen significant time on the pitch for the Rhinos in recent years.
Rayane Boukemia, an All-American for Southern New Hampshire, scored five goals for Reading in 2016.
Darius Madison scored eight goals for Reading United during two seasons with the club.