TEAM: Crystal Palace

POSITION: Centre-Back

HOMETOWN: Birmingham, Alabama

DOB: March 28, 2000

Chris Richards is a centre back, having broken through at FC Dallas and then making the move over to Germany with Bayern Munich at the age of the 18. He made his Bundesliga debut on June 2020, in a 3-1 victory over Freiburg and in his first start for Bayern against Hertha BSC on October 4, he assisted a goal for Robert Lewandowski.

While at Bayern Munich, Chris had two successful loan spells with 1899 Hoffenheim, playing for the German side on 30 different occasions. Last summer, Chris has fulfilled a lifelong dream to play Premier League football and signed for Crystal Palace. He made his full debut with an impressive performance in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Selhurst Park.

He’s featured at all age levels for the USMNT, having been capped 19 times for the men’s senior side.