Reading United A.C.
is an American soccer
team based in Reading, Pennsylvania
. Founded in 1996, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League
(PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid
, in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
The club plays its home games at Don Thomas Stadium on the campus of Exeter Township Senior High School
, where they have played since 2005. The club's colors are white, charcoal black, gold, and navy blue. United also fields a team in the USL’s Super-20 League
, a league for players seventeen to twenty years of age under the United Soccer Leagues
Prior to the 2010 season, the team was known as the Reading Rage
. On December 21, 2009, the Rage organization announced its agreement with Major League Soccer
's Philadelphia Union
to become their official minor league affiliate, and re-branded as Reading United A.C. with immediate effect.
On January 13, 2011, Reading United saw four former players, including three from the 2010 roster, drafted at the 2011 MLS SuperDraft
in Baltimore, Maryland. C. J. Sapong
was selected 10th overall by Sporting Kansas City
, followed by Corey Hertzog
who was selected 13th overall by New York Red Bulls
. Levi Houapeu
was selected in the third round by Philadelphia Union
with the 41st pick overall. Former Reading Rage player, Zarek Valentin
, was selected 4th overall by Chivas USA
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