|Full name||Richard Costanzo|
|Date of birth||February 17, 1986|
|Place of birth||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|2004–2005||Penn State Nittany Lions||21||(4)|
|2010–2011||Baltimore Blast (indoor)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 21, 2012|
Youth and High School
Costanzo attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Pittsburgh, where he was a two-time NSCAA/adidas All-American, a two-time regional All-American, and was twice named the WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League) Player of the Year. In 2003, he was also named the NSCAA Pennsylvania State Player of the Year and chosen as an EA Sports All-American. He helped lead the Jaguars to the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) State Championship three times, winning the state title in 2002.
Costanzo was selected to play for the Region I Olympic Development Program team from 2000–2005 and was a member of the U.S. U–18 National team player pool.
He started his youth soccer in Pittsburgh for the Beadling Soccer Club, before joining FC Delco on the other side of the state.
Costanzo started college soccer at Pennsylvania State University where he was named the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He was also named Freshman All-America by Soccer America, Top Draw Soccer, and College Soccer News. He transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park to continue his collegiate career. He became a team captain for the Terps in the 2008 season, and helped lead the team to an ACC Championship and NCAA Division I National Championship.
Having not been drafted by Major League Soccer Costanzo signed with Minnesota Thunder on February 26, 2009. He made his professional debut on April 11, 2009, as a second-half substitute in Minnesota's 2009 season-opening game against the Carolina RailHawks.
- Rochester Rhinos
- University of Maryland
- HS All-America 2003 Archived 2010-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
- 2008 recruiting class
- u18 National Team Archived 2012-06-07 at the Wayback Machine
- Big Ten Freshman of the Year
- Soccer America Freshman All-America
- All America Honors Archived 2012-12-12 at Archive.today
- 2008 National Championship Archived 2012-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Thunder Land Dyachenko, Costanzo[permanent dead link]
- USL stats Archived 2009-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Baltimore Blast roster