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Reading United Reserve Team

Reading United Reserves play friendly matches with reserve teams in USL League Two, as well as USL of PA, NPSL, UPSL, and USASA level teams in the surrounding region. For 2023, the USL2 first team called up 7 reserve players, with some players making the starting XI!  

The Reserves are coached by Rich Kessler and practice 2-3 time per week.  The season starts end of May and continues through the 2nd week of July.  The cost to be a reserve player is $400.  If interested in the spring 2024 season, please reach out to Coach Rich.

This is a perfect stepping stone for players looking to continue playing high level soccer during their college offseason.

2023 Games and Results

Date Opponent Time Location
5/24/23 Real Central Jersey 2:00 PM Rider College W 2:0
5/26/23 Philadelphia Union u17 2:00 PM AWAY L 4:1
6/03/23 Ocean City Nor Easters 3:00 PM Carey Stadium W 2:0
6/10/23 Real Central Jersey 3:00 PM Alvernia University Turf W 3:2
6/15/23 FC Delco 2:00 PM AWAY L 3:1
6/24/23 Ocean City Nor Easters 2:00 PM Alvernia University Turf W 2:0
7/08/23 West Chester United 2:00 PM YSC Sports L 2:1
7/15/23 West Chester United 2:00 PM Alvernia University Turf L 4:1

Making it look so easy!!!

2022 Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Time Location
5/27/22 Real Central Jersey RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER Mercer County Community College N/A
6/04/22 Ocean City Nor Easters 2:00PM Alvernia University Turf L 3:0
6/08/22 RUAC USL2 Team 12:30 PM Alvernia University Turf N/A
6/15/22 Lancaster Elite 7:00PM Alvernia University Turf W 4:1
6/24/22 Ocean City Nor Easters 3:00PM Carey Stadium W 3:1
6/29/22 Real Central Jersey 3:00PM (Rescheduled from 5/27) Mercer County Community College L 3:2
7/02/22 Keystone FC 2:00PM Alvernia University Turf W 4:0
7/09/22 Real Central Jersey 2:00PM Alvernia University Turf W 8:1
716/22 Vereinigung Erzgebirge 2:00 PM Alvernia University Turf W 3:2

Recent USL2 Reserves News

Johnson and Timchenko return for 2024 season  

Reading United vets Johnson, Timchenko return for 2024 season  Returning defenders named team captains ahead of new campaign

Coach Amy Hough Joins Reading's Coaching Staff

READING, PA (February 26, 2024) –  Reading United A.C. is excited to announce Amy Hough as the Women’s WPSL Asst. Coach for the 2024 Season.  Coach Hough joins Reading United AC from Elizabethtown College where she is the Head Coach of the women’s soccer team (2016-present). In her tenure at Etown, she has coached the Blue Jays to four, Landmark Conference playoff appearances, including the program’s first ever Landmark Championship game in 2021. She has developed 22 all-conference players, 4 United Soccer Coaches All-Region honorees, and 1 United Soccer Coaches All-American. Coach Hough and her staff were named the Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year in 2019. 

"’Amy is going to be a real asset to Reading United," said Thomas “Goose” Goselin, Head Coach of the women's WPSL team. "Amy brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the game to the team.  I am excited to welcome Coach Hough and am confident that she will make an immediate impact on the success of the team."

Prior to Etown, Couch Hough was a NCAA DI Coach for seven seasons, spending time as an assistant coach at both Lehigh University (2011-2016) and La Salle University (2009-2011).  Coach Hough’s professional experience includes being the assistant coach with the inaugural season of the Philadelphia Independence (2010), a women’s professional team that participated in the The Women's Professional Soccer League, which unfortunately folded in 2012.

“I am honored to join the coaching staff of Reading United’s WPSL team.”  Coach Hough added, “I look forward to working alongside Goose and adding into the Reading United women’s team as we build on last season’s achievements.”

At the youth level, Coach Hough spent time with Lehigh Valley United from 2013-2016 as well as assisting with Todd Hoffard’s 1on1 Goalkeeping camps. 

As a student-athlete, Coach Hough was an all-conference goalkeeper at La Salle University (NCAA DI, Atlantic 10 Conference), where she graduated from in 2009. During the summers, she played in the WPSL for the Philadelphia Pirates (2006) / Liberty (2007-2008). 

2024 Season tickets are on sale now.  Please refer to for more information.