Rick Titus is a 35 year old, 6’1”, 175 lb. defender who is considered to be one of the best and most physical at his position in the USL A-League. Rick is a professional soccer veteran having played in the A-League for the Toronto Lynx, Hershey Wildcats, Staten Island Vipers, Vancouver Whitecaps and most recently the Charleston Battery. He has also played indoor soccer professionally, spending time with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.
Edmonton was home for Rick when he played for the Edmonton Drillers from 1997 - 2000. He was consistently a team leader in a number of statistical categories which earned him a spot on the NPSL All-Star team.
A dual citizen of both Canada and Trinidad and Tobago, Rick has played internationally, which included being part of the 2002 Trinidad and Tobago entry in the Gold Cup Qualifiers Series.
Throughout his soccer career, Rick has earned a number of awards and accomplishments. This included being named an NPSL All-Star while playing for the Drillers and the prestigious A-League “Defender of the Year Award”.
“We are very excited about being able to add Rick Titus to our team. Rick is a premier defender in the A-League,” said Joe Petrone - Director of Soccer Operations for the Edmonton Aviators Soccer Club. “We are confident that his presence will make us a very difficult team to play against, said Petrone.
Rick is excited to be back in Edmonton. We know that he will fit right back into the community and be a very valuable ambassador for our team and for the game of soccer,” said Petrone.
The Edmonton Aviators are the newest addition to Edmonton’s professional sports scene. Both the Aviators Men’s and Women’s soccer teams will play in the United Soccer Leagues. Both teams will play at Commonwealth Stadium beginning in spring of 2004.