International: Guam, St. Patrick’s Atheltic
MLS: New England Revolution
NPSL: San Diego Flash
Club: Southern California Fusion, San Diego Surf
High School: La Costa Canyon
Ryan was born Carlsbad, CA and attended La Costa High School where he was twice named the MVP. Heavily recruited out of high school by Cal, Penn, and UCLA among other schools, Ryan remained local and attended the University of San Diego (USD) where he continued to cement his success in soccer. By his sophomore season, he had earned First Team All West Coast Conference and Second Team NSCAA All West Region honors. During his time at USD, he was widely recognized for his playmaking abilities, tallying the highest number of assists on the team as well as netting several game winning goals.
Following graduation from USD, Ryan was drafted in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. Although offered a developmental contract by the club, Ryan instead pursued a professional contract in Europe. After several trials with various European clubs, he signed with St. Patrick’s Athletic of Ireland where he made a total of 114 appearances and scored 24 goals for the club. His stellar performance during the 2010 season earned him a spot on the League of Ireland XI who went on to play Manchester United in the inaugural match in Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.
Ryan returned stateside in 2011 and signed with the New England Revolution for several seasons. While there, he made 45 appearances and scored four goals.
As the son of a former Guam legislator, Ryan is eligible to represent the island nation in international play. In 2012, he made his international debut representing Guam at the Philippine Peace Cup where he saw playing time in all three group matches. Ryan continues to represent the national team and has so far tallied four goals in international play.
Ryan originally signed on as a player for NC Battalion, one of San Diego’s two new teams in the National Premier Soccer League. He was named Head Coach in early March 2016.