After his junior season, Lewis signed a Project-40 contract with MLS, and was selected 20th overall in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by the Los Angeles Galaxy. As a rookie with the Galaxy, Lewis looked promising playing in 13 games for the team, a starter in seven of those. He began the 2004 season promisingly, but was traded midseason to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for a late-round draft pick. Lewis played for Colorado in 16 games (starting in all 16)in 2005. He was waived at the end of 2005. After leaving Colorado,he was invited to train with Standard Liege in Belgium for two weeks in the fall of 2005.
Lewis had five years of youth national team experience. He was the starting left back of the US Under-20 team which competed in the FIFA world Chanpionship in 2001. He was also a member of the US Under-23 team which competed for a berth in the 2004 Olympics. During the final qualifying tournament, he played in 6 games, starting in the final three.
Anduhyaun: Jimmy Lee Young with Felipe Rose, Yolanda Martinez, Qua Ti Si, Eddie Three Eagles, Ricky Lewis & Gil Gabaldon II.(Sound recording review)(Brief article)
Mar 01, 2009; Anduhyaun: Jimmy Lee Young with Felipe Rose, Yolanda Martinez, Qua Ti Si, Eddie Three Eagles, Ricky Lewis & Gil Gabaldon II....