Joe Rice

Joe Rice
Joe Rice
Joe Rice
Goalkeeper
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Real Name: Joe Rice
HT: 6' 4" WT: 190
Age: 24 (03/06/1996)
Birthplace: Fairfax, Virginia
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Updated September 18, 2020

AT A GLANCE:

  • Signed to Revolution II during preseason ahead of the 2020 USL League One campaign.
  • Only Revolution II player to have previously appeared in USL League One, making three appearances with the Richmond Kickers in 2019.
  • Won USL League One Save of the Week for Matchday 27 of the 2019 season with his close-range stop against Toronto FC II on Oct. 2, 2019.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Joined the Richmond Kickers of USL League One on March 20, 2019 for his first professional season, making three appearances including two starts…Earned USL League One Save of the Week for Matchday 27 with a late stop in a 2-1 loss to Toronto FC II…Came on as a substitute during a victory over Orlando City B on July 20, 2019 after Richmond’s starting goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald was shown a red card…Started the following game on July 26, 2019 against Toronto FC II, making six saves in a 2-1 win...Played one season with Virginia Beach City of the National Premier Soccer League in 2016 but did not make an appearance…Played in 12 games for Lionsbridge FC during the 2018 Premier Development League (now USL League Two) season, allowing 17 goals while making 57 saves.

2020: Has started and played 90 minutes in seven of the club’s nine matches this season, recording a league-leading 38 saves and two shutouts…Named to League One Team of the Week on two occassions in 2020… (7/25) vs. OMA: Started club’s inaugural match, stopped five shots to preserve the first shutout of his career and the first clean sheet in club history in 0-0 draw, earning USL League One Team of the Week honors on July 28… (8/7) vs. ORL: Made his second consecutive 90-minute start and stopped three shots in 2-0 defeat… (8/15) at NTX: Set a new career-high with six saves in a 3-3 draw… (8/26) vs. GVL: Tied season high with six saves and recorded his first win and second shutout of the season... (9/4) vs. MAD: Recorded third six-save performance of the season... (9/9) vs. CHA: Set a new career-high with eight saves.

COLLEGE (VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH): A five-year member of the Rams’ soccer team, redshirting during his freshman season in 2014…Did not appear in a game as a redshirt freshman in 2015…Made collegiate debut on Sept. 9, 2016 against No. 18 Radford, playing the final 27 minutes and recording a save with no goals allowed…Also played the last seven minutes of a 5-1 victory over Old Dominion on Sept. 20, 2016…Started his first career game on Aug. 27, 2017 against Appalachian State, logging 45 minutes and allowing two goals during the only appearance of his redshirt junior season…Made three appearances as a redshirt senior in 2018, all as a second-half substitute…Played the final 45 minutes in a 3-0 victory over Radford on Aug. 26, 2018…Logged 45 minutes in a 5-0 loss to fourth-ranked Indiana on Sept. 7, 2018, making one save and allowing no goals during the second half…Appeared for the final 11 minutes of a 4-0 win over Old Dominion on Sept. 19, 2018, making one save.

PERSONAL: Born in Fairfax, Va. …Attended Fairfax High School…Former member of the Virginia Olympic Development Program for two years…Played club soccer for the Annandale Boys & Girls Club in Virginia…Also played for the Annandale Hawks of the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Premier League from 2012-13.


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