Explosive, attack-minded outside midfielder who can make plays from either flank.
What Scouts Say: "Real good servant for Colgate and had a good 4-year career ... He's naturally made the wide midifeld position his own ... When he gets the ball out on the fiank, you're worried ... You can't teach what he has ... Right-footed, but has mobility to play both sides. Enjoys playing on left and drifting inside although likely not his position in MLS ... Has the ability to come down the flank ... He causes problems and has some speed ... Curious to see how his speed translates ... His service is a little bit inconsistent, but he has those moments that he can do something a little bit special ... Really good work ethic ... When he gets isolated on the flanks he can be more successful than not at beating people off the dribble ... Has pace off the dribble to play wide ... His final ball is inconsistent but he scored several goals from out wide ... If he plays in MLS, it's because they want him to stay wide and whip in crosses ... Defensively he's honest ... Tight spaces are more problematic for him, but he has something special when isolated 1-v-1 out wide."
College (Colgate): Tied for team lead in goals (7) as a freshman in 2009 and earned Patriot League Rookie of the Year honor ... As a sophomore in 2010 had three goals and two assists and followed that up with two goals and four assists as a junior in 2011 ... Started all 19 games as a senior in 2012 and matched a career high with seven goals, while adding two helpers. His final season earned him 2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year.
Club:Played two years of club soccer with the Rochester Futbol Club ... Played for FC Buffalo.
High School: Webster Thomas ... Played four years at Webster Thomas … Tallied 14 goals and 12 assists as a senior and 56 goals and 40 assists in his career … Helped team to a 60-10-12 record during his tenure … The squad was the runner-up to the state title in 2007.
Personal: Full name is Michael Andrew Reidy … Parents are Tim and Diane Reidy of Rochester, N.Y. … Has two brothers, Patrick and Tom and one sister, Michelle … Born in Rochester, New York ... Major is political science ... Lists Chicharito Hernandez and Manchester United as his favorite player and club ... Reveals superstition: Wearing the same shinguards for over a decade ... Favorite movie: How to Train Your Dragon.