Tryouts May 16th & 17th at NERRC: 2010 Birth Year

Updated Monday May 6, 2019 by Maryland F.C..

Tryouts for the Maryland F.C. team with a 2010 birth year will be held May 16th & 17th at NERRC (Northeast Regional Recreation Center):

Maryland FC is an elite team competing in top league divisons and top tournament brackets training 2-3x a week year-around. During the fall and the spring the team will compete in the CMSSL top division for their age group (2010 birth year) and in the CMSSL second division a year up (2009 birth year). 

During the winter months the team will be competing in the EDP Futsal League. The top team in each age division will qualify for the US Futsal Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region Championship in Atlantic City, NJ. This past winter the team won their age division in the Pro Soccer Academy Futsal League undefeated. 

The team will compete in several major tournaments such as Jefferson, Potomac and Bethesda and 2-3 mid-major tournaments as well as few Friendlies. 

This team will also travel to Germany in 2021 (in August before school starts) staying at the soccer academy in Stuttgart, where coach Rich conducts many of his German Youth National Training camps, and play friendly games against Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Mainz and Kaiserslautern (with a chance to meet the Bayern Munich team and hang out during their practice session).

NOTE: Any player interested in this team has to be fully committed to better themselves. This is not limited to team practices. Players are asked to spend significant time on their own to develop their skills (homework will be given to players weekly).

The team is coached by Richard Moller. Any questions in respect to player development or any other questions for this team please reach out to Richard Moller at richard@fussballacademy.com.

Richard is also the founder and president of CollegeSoccer.US. The company specializes in assisting prospective student-athletes from all over the US to identify their ideal college academically, athletically and socially. CollegeSoccer.US recently partnered with several European clubs to assist their players to play college soccer. Richard has sent many players to play in the Ivy League, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, UAA, NESCAC, name a few conferences.

Playing Resume

  • Played for 1. FC Kaiserslautern's Youth Teams (was offered a professional contract at the age of 16)
  • Won the German National Championship 
  • Top 5 goal scorer in Germany ages 16-19
  • Played for the German Youth National Teams
  • First NSCAA DI All-American at Towson University
  • First NSCAA DI Scholar All American at Towson University
  • First America East Conference Player of the Year at Towson University
  • Still holds the America East scoring record today
  • First to earn back-to-back America East Scholar of the Year Awards
  • First DI student-athlete from Maryland to win the prestigious ECAC Scholar of the Year Award
  • Drafted as a second overall pick by the Baltimore Blast
  • Drafted as Number 1 overall pick by the Maryland Mania (A-League) associated with DC United
  • Retired from professional sports after two years to pursue a career in coaching

Coaching Resume

  • German Youth National Team Staff Coach (U16 & U17) for the last nine years; assisted the Youth National Team winning numerous international titles
  • Former College Coach for 15 years at Vassar, Dartmouth and Hopkins winning 6 Conference titles and 3 Coach of The Year titles (8 NCAA appearances in 15 years)
  • UEFA A-license holder obtained in Germany
  • Helped the German Soccer Federation develop the curriculum for Player Development (presently applied across the country)
  • Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at FFC Frankfurt (top 3 club in Europe at that time); assisted the club winning the Bundesliga, German Cup and the Champions League (squad consisted of six German World Cup Champions, two Japanese World Cup Champions, two Swedish National Team players and one US National Team player)