Calling all men and women U23 soccer players!!! For the men, this is a chance to join the Reading United A.C. (RUAC) USL2 team competing for the spot in USL League Two championship or RUAC’s Reserve team. For the women, this is a chance to be part of the first season of our newly introduced WPSL team!
RUAC will host three open tryouts in an effort to start building the rosters for our 2023 teams.
The first tryout will take place on Dec. 30 at the Turf Field (Alvernia University Stadium) at Laverna Drive, Reading, PA 19607. Times for the men are 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the women to follow from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. The second and third tryouts will be held the weekends of March 4 or 5 and March 11 or 12 (details to follow).
The cost to attend each tryout is $50 per session or $125 to attend all three.
Link to sign up for the tryouts can be found HERE!
"Each year we are impressed with the level of talent that is drawn to Reading United A.C. men’s teams, and this year we are extremely excited to provide the same opportunities for all of our local, female talent for the inaugural year of our WPSL team!” said Christian Bauer, President of Reading United A.C.
These tryouts will not only establish some of the roster for the men’s USL2 team, but also serve to build the strong reserve team. RUAC’s reserve team gives younger, mostly local, players a chance to be exposed to a high level of play and a professionalized setting throughout the summer as they get valuable experience to take back with them to their college and high school teams.
For 2023, RUAC will enter its 27th year as a club. Over its history, RUAC has made two trips to the National Finals (2018-2019), Three Eastern Conference Championships and 13 US Open Cup appearances. We have produced over 145+ alumni playing in all levels of professional soccer both here in the U.S. and abroad. Not only that, we have alumni playing for their country in the World Cup. "Kamal Miller, who played for Reading United a few years ago, has had his World Cup debut, and we are very excited for Kamal," said Art Auchenbach, Vice-President of Reading United A.C. Miller, a 25-year-old defender for Canada, played with RUAC in 2018 and was a key component to the team’s 2018 National Championship game. The Syracuse University product currently plays with CF Montréal and started in the 2022 Major League Soccer All-Star game. See WFMZ’s article about Miller and Reading United here.
After finishing the 2022 regular season with a (5-4-5) record, RUAC will improve with the goal of challenging last year’s division winner and arch rivals, Ocean City Nor'easters for a division title in 2023.
For the women, Reading United AC looks forward to making an immediate impact and featuring a very competitive side for their WPSL debut. The women's team coaches and staff will be announced in the coming weeks.