If you can't make it to RFK, make it a two screen experience and watch the Richmond Kickers too.
While I hope that most of you will be at our meetup in Lot 8 today, some of the fanbase lives too far away to make it or can't make it today due to a host of other reasons. If you fall into that category, don't despair: you can watch D.
I assigned each returning team in USL-Pro a letter grade based on how impressed I've been with its off-season/preseason up to this point (the morning of February 28). Tell me why you think my grades are completely arbitrary. Austin da ... Continue reading â†’
Here's a numerical rundown for each team in USL-Pro in alphabetical order. I also created fake awards to bestow on each club. Charleston Battery: High 5111, June 22 v VSI Low 2057, June 5 v Charlotte Difference 3054 Average 3554 ... Continue reading â†’
Union draftee Stephen Okai is heading to the USL PRO Championship, after the Charlotte Eagles defeated the Commissioners' Cup-holding Richmond Kickers. The Eagles will face 2nd-placed, likely MLS-bound Orlando City SC, who they have never beaten.
Justin Mapp played a full 90 minutes on Saturday in Montreal's bore 0-0 draw with the Union.
The Richmond Kickers crashed out of the playoffs today against the Charlotte Eagles, losing 2-1 at home. The Kickers were sluggish throughout the first half and the beginning of the second, only becoming frenetic near the end of the game as time ticked slowly away. It was an uncharacteristically bad performance from the Kickers defense and it ends their quest for a double, having already won the Commissioner's Cup.
The Richmond Kickers are back in action tonight, taking on the Charlotte Eagles in the USL Pro semifinals. The first regular season game between the two was a high scoring affair in which Conor Shanosky had to score on a stoppage time header to tie the game up at 3 goals apiece. The other game was a much tighter affair, with Joseph Ngwenya scoring the game's only goal, so any result is possible between these two teams.
The Islanders enter a crucial stretch of four games in nine days with away matches on back-to-back nights in Charleston and Charlotte followed later by a contest against an MLS Reserve side. Is this normal?
After earning a key three points on the road in Wilmington, North Carolina, last night, the Richmond Kickers came immediately home to prepare for the Charlotte Eagles. The Eagles currently sit two points shy of the Kickers, with two wins against Antigua Barracuda and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and two ties against Orlando City and Rochester Rhinos.
After a week off, the Richmond Kickers are back in action with two games this weekend: the first tonight, against the Wilmington Hammerheads, and the second tomorrow night, against the Charlotte Eagles. For those of you unfamiliar with USL Pro, each team typically gets between 3 and 5 of these weekends per season, which are done to help reduce travel costs; to compensate, USL Pro teams are allowed 5 subs per game.
Just one day after appearing on "Off The Bench", Coach Bill Becher and his Harrisburg City Islanders, took the field at home against the Charleston Battery to defend their perfect 3-0-0 record. However, the City Islanders went on to lose the match 2-1 and notch their first loss of the 2013 season.
RICHMOND, VA - (Friday, April 26, 2013) â€“ The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host Fiesta Latina, presented by Arco Iris Latino Market, on Saturday, May 4. The fun begins at City Stadium when the gates open at 6:00 p.m. with authentic Mexican and Central American food trucks, draft beer trucks and live Latin music.
The first win of the 2013 season continus to elude the Rochester Rhinos (0-3-1, 1 point), who recorded a draw and a loss over the weekend.
Matt Horth started up top for the Rhinos against the Charlotte Eaglesin Friday's 0-0 draw. Horth went 81 minutes, while Tyler Polak and Gabe Latiguestarted at left backand on the right side of the midfield, respectively.
The final weekend of almost every regular season has its share of drama, and the USL Pro's
season finale was no different as two teams snuck into the playoffs while another saw its
postseason hopes vanish.
The Harrisburg City Islanders and the Wilmington Hammerheads booked the final two spots in the
postseason and the Charlotte Eagles fell out of sixth place and the playoff picture by losing on
The Wilmington Hammerheads took a giant step towards assuring themselves of being in the
postseason this past weekend, and they did so by grabbing a pair of results against a team that was
expected to beat them.
The Hammerheads went 1-0-1 in their two games in two days against the Charleston Battery, first
grabbing a late 2-2 draw on the road on Friday before picking up a 2-1 win at home on Saturday.
RICHMOND, VA â€“ (Wednesday, August 1, 2012) â€“ The Richmond Kickers return to Richmond City
Stadium this Friday, August 3 to host Antigua Barracuda FC. Kicking off at 7:00 p.m., Friday's
match-up marks one of the Kickers' final four regular season games of the 2012 campaign and will be
critical in shaping the USL PRO standings.
RICHMOND, VA â€“ Two goals from defender William Yomby gave the Richmond Kickers a split of the
weekend series on Saturday night as the home side held on to a 2-1 win against the Charlotte
Eagles. Richmond's victory ended Charlotte's six game winning streak and pulled the Kickers back
into sole possession of the sixth and final USL-PRO playoff spot.
KICKERS HOST DAYTON SATURDAYPresent Avery Spence Youth
Community Service Award at Halftime
RICHMOND, VA â€“ (Wednesday, July 18, 2012) â€“ The Richmond Kickers return to Richmond City
Stadium this Saturday, July 21 to host the Dayton Dutch Lions. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.
Nothing can stop the Charlotte Eagles right now. Not even Mother Nature.
The Eagles extended their winning streak to five games this past Saturday by beating the
Pittsburgh Riverhounds, 2-0, on Saturday night amid wet conditions. Devon Grousis scored the winner
in the first half for Charlotte, and forward Chris Salvaggione came off the bench and added an
insurance goal in stoppage time of a match that extended the Eagles' streak of games without giving
up a goal to three.
With four defenders gone from last year's squad, Chivas USA has inked their third new defensive signing in the last five days.
Chivas USA announced on Monday that they've signed defenderFejiro Okiomah to their squad for the upcoming season. Okiomah signs as a free agent and spent last season with the Charlotte Eagles of USL Pro, leading the club to the USL Pro final.
While all they have currently is a website and a twitter account, Queen City Soccer Club will replace the Charlotte Eagles in USL PRO in 2015.
As you may have heard, the Charlotte Eagles are rumored to be dropping down to USL PDL; the ownership group of the Charlotte Hounds, a professional lacrosse team, will be buying their USL PRO rights, with a supposed eye towards joining MLS.
It was announced today that Dom Dwyer will be returning to Orlando City this weekend for their USL Pro Championship game against the Charlotte Eagles. Dwyer had been named to the USL Pro's all league team for scoring 15 league goals in just 13 games with the club. The effort to bring back Dwyer had apparently been worked on for a few days from reading the Tweets from Orlando City president Philip Rawlins, who when asked on the 2nd if it was too late to get Dwyer back for the finals said "We are speaking to SKC, fingers crossed.
The Harrisburg City Islanders fell at the first hurdle as the USL PRO playoffs kicked off tonight. The Charlotte Eagles' Jorge Herrera was tonight's star notching two assists and a goal. A bland fist half saw both teams end the half goalless. The second half started eventfully with Islander midfielder Jason Pelletier seeing yellow within the first minute.
A new look line-up put together a solid performance against USL-Pro side Charlotte Eagles enabling the Fire to advance to the fourth round of the US Open Cup tournament. Frank Klopas featured a starting eleven that included most of the usual first choice selections including newly acquired forward Mike Magee.
US Soccer has released the potential match-ups for the third round of the 2013 US Open Cup tournament after coin flips this morning to determine the pairings. The Fire will play the winner of the match between the Seattle Sounders U-23 (PDL) team and the Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro). That game will be played on May 21 in Charlotte.
The Seattle Sounders took another step closer to a potential fourth straight U.S. Open Cup title
by knocking off the San Jose Earthquakes in their Open Cup quarterfinal in San Francisco on Tuesday
Cordell Cato provided the early goal, scoring in the 19th minute, while the Sounders defense
made it stand up with a strong group effort to keep the Earthquakes off the scoreboard.
Sporting Kansas City didn't have the most pleasant trip to Philadelphia last weekend, suffering
a 4-0 defeat. The won't have to wait too long for a chance to exact revenge after securing a place
in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals, and a return trip to PPL Park.
C.J. Sapong scored two goals and Graham Zusi added his own tally to lead Sporting KC to a 3-0
The Reserve League doesn't provide enough games and minutes over the course of the season to give younger players the time on the pitch in live competition needed to develop. With that in mind, The Fire have loaned striker Giuseppe Gentile to USL-Pro side Charlotte Eagles. The club acquired Gentile via waiver draft this past January and he has had some impressive moments scoring a brace in a reserve match against New York on March 24.
Today, we have Xavi going to New York (maybe), a trade that makes me sad all over again, and the oldest USL PRO franchise is going away.
Freedom Kicks are back, once again, on this the day of the MLS SuperDraft. There will be a separate open thread for the SuperDraft and all of its coverage, so let's use this thread to talk all things non-draft-related.
This Saturday afternoon, the Harrisburg City Islanders will host the Charlotte Eagles in the quarterfinals of the 2013 USL PRO Playoffs. The match is scheduled to start at two o'clock in the afternoon at Skyline Sports Complex on City Island.
Have We Met?
The players and fans of the City Islanders are hungry for playoff success after an early exit last year in the first round from eventual champion Charleston Battery.
Here are a few notes of interest from the last three days and the next few coming up. Reserves lose to Charlotte The Fire dispatched the Charlotte Eagles in USOC play a few weeks ago but the Reserves dropped a 2-1 decision on Friday night. Quincy Amarikwa scored the only goal for the Fire just before the half but Charlotte scored in the 70th and 75th minutes for the victoty.
On the field, the Charlotte Eagles look pretty much like any other USL Pro team. They have a mixed-bag of both American and foreign soccer talent on the roster. They play at an intimate college soccer field at Queens University, which holds a capacity of around 5,000 spectators.