RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers extended their unbeaten streak, battling the Los Angeles Blues to a 1-1 draw Saturday night.In a tale-of-two halves, the Kickers held a first half advantage on an early Joseph Ngwenya tally until Blues midfielder Juan Perez buried an 88th minute equalizer to steal a point at City Stadium.
TAMPA, Fla. – USL PRO named its Team of the Week for Week Eight of the season on Tuesday, with the Richmond Kickers' Joseph Ngwenya earning Player of the Week honors after recording a hat trick in the Kickers' 4-1 victory against Antigua Barracuda FC on Saturday night. The victory allowed the Kickers to remain undefeated this season, while giving Ngwenya five goals.
The Richmond Kickers scored four goals, with three coming from former D.C. United man Joseph Ngwenya, to power past the worst team in USL Pro, Antigua Barracuda. Antigua came into City Stadium without a win so far and they are playing all of their games on the road this year.
The first three goals of this match all came from Joseph Ngwenya, and all of them were from the top of the 6 yard box.
In stark contrast to what happened in the District tonight, the Richmond Kickers were able to string long spells of good possession together and combine it with strong counterattacking play to beat the defending USL Pro champion Charleston Battery 4-1 on a beautiful night in Richmond, Virginia. The Battery’s attack was frenetic, playing at high speeds but not often to control the obvious offensive talent that they have.
After a win that left head coach Leigh Cowlishaw unsatisfied with the performance of his team, the Richmond Kickers are back in action tonight against the Los Angeles Blues, the first of three games in 8 days. The LA Blues are only one point behind the Kickers but have played three more games. For the first two years of its existence, the Blues have been the only USL Pro team west of Ohio, which has obviously put a lot of pressure on the team; this season marks the first season of the Phoenix FC Wolves and next season there will be a USL Pro team in Sacramento, which will allow the Blues a little more regional competition.
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.
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 Richmond Kickers' massive homestand to open their USL Pro season continues tonight at 7pm against the Rochester Rhinos. The Rhinos played to a 0-0 draw against the Charlotte Eagles last night in a rainstorm in North Carolina; the Kickers have three such back to back games this season. This game is also the Kickers first matchup against another USL Pro team with an MLS affiliation, as the Rhinos are affiliated with the New England Revolution and have received loanees Tyler Polak, Bilal Duckett, Gabe Latigue, and Matt Horth.
RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers captured three points at City Stadium Saturday night with a 4-1 win over the defending USL PRO Champions Charleston Battery.Zimbabwean International Joseph Ngwenya opened scoring and D.C. United forward Casey Townsend registered a pair of goals for the Kickers while Battery defender John Wilson's tally prevented the shutout in front of 2,497 fans.
RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, April 10, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers return to City Stadium this Saturday, April 13 when they host the defending USL PRO Champions Charleston Battery at 7:00 p.m. The enhanced game day experience begins when the gates open at 6:00 p.m. with live music from The People's Blues of Richmond, draft beer trucks, Richmond's legendary Food Trucks and a new and improved Family Zone.
RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, May 13, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host Ladies Night at City Stadium on Friday, May 17 when the Kickers take on the Los Angeles Blues. The fun begins when the gates open at 6:00 p.m. with live music from the Salted Dawg Blues Band, boutique vendors and prizes, with the pro game kicking off at 7:00 p.
RICHMOND, VA - (Friday, April 26, 2013) – 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.
After a brief road trip last weekend, the Richmond Kickers continue their epic homestand tonight against Antigua Barracuda, the one current USL Pro team that is not based in the United States. Antigua also has the distinction of playing no home games this year; that's right, every single one of their games is on the road.
RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers would start their 21st season Saturday night by playing to a draw against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in front of 3,268 at City Stadium. During the first half, both sides had several near scoring chances that did not result in a goal for their respective clubs.
RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, May 8, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers continue their eight-game home stand this Saturday, May 11 when they host Antigua Barracuda FC at City Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and the gates open at 6:00 p.m. with live music from Sunbox, draft beer trucks, food trucks and family zone.
The Richmond Kickers played their second preseason match this weekend, but the first that included D.C. United players. Both Ethan White and Taylor Kemp started against the Carolina Railhawks, while Conor Shanosky played the entire second half. Shanosky was kept out of the starting lineup by Phillippe Davies, formerly of the Vancouver Whitecaps and a recent call-up to the Canadian National Team.
Kickers 2-0 Hammerheads WILMINGTON, NC – The Richmond Kickers claimed a 2-0 win in Wilmington Friday night during their first road trip of the season and the opening leg of a back-to-back weekend.Veteran midfielder Luke Vercollone converted a second half penalty to give the visitors the lead before 17-year old forward Michael Seaton notched the decisive goal in stoppage time in his professional debut.
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.
The Richmond Kickers were able to take a 2-0 victory out of Wilmington over the Hammerheads before returning home to Richmond for the rest of the month. Each of the halves played out the same way: the Hammerheads started strong, controlling the run of play before the Kickers took control after 15 or 20 minutes.
The Richmond Kickers start off their 21st season tonight at 7:00 pm against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The Kickers got off to a very slow start last season, one which left the team struggling to catch up the entire season. While they finished fourth overall, that was their worst performance in years and they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
After a rocky start to the preseason, the Richmond Kickers are finally on a roll. Their current streak started with a 6-1 win over Longwood University, continued with a 3-0 over Virginia Commonwealth University, and kept going with a 4-0 win last night over James Madison University. D.C. United loanees Conor Shanosky and Taylor Kemp got the start, with Shanosky playing center back and Taylor Kemp playing left back.
RICHMOND, VA - (Saturday, March 23, 2013) - Through the collaboration of three VCCL and U.S. Soccer Development Academy members, the VA Premier League has been established to provide a high level of competition and a professional, player-centric environment designed to enhance player development at all levels.
RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers earned three points Saturday night with a dramatic 4-1 win over the Rochester Rhinos. A crowd of 2,270 saw a pair of red card ejections in between a barrage of goals as Rochester was forced to play two-men down after earning an early lead on a Matt Luzunaris tally.
In what is a rivalry day for all levels of D.C. United players, the Richmond Kickers continue their 21st season tonight against the Charleston Battery. And unless United and the Battery meet in the U.S. Open Cup, this could be the closest thing to a contested Coffee Pot Cup that we get this year. But make no mistake, these two teams are traditional rivals and traditional powerhouses, having combined for 7 league titles over their 21 years, and the Battery are the defending champions of USL Pro.
The Richmond Kickers played the Pittsburgh Riverhounds to an entertaining 0-0 draw last night at City Stadum in front of 3268 fans. Both halves started with the Kickers dominating possession, with the Riverhounds taking over in the middle of the half. In the first half, the Kickers were able to weather the storm and regain possession towards the end of the half, but in the second the Kickers bunkered in a bit.
The Richmond Kickers are turning 21! To help celebrate, VA Soccer News and the Richmond Kickers are going to be giving away a prize pack that includes four tickets to the April 6 home opener (Kickers vs Riverhounds) and a limited edition Kickers scarf.
As most Kickers fans know, the Richmond Kickers have recently partnered with 4-time MLS Champions, D.
The format for the 100th edition of the U.S. Open Cup was released today and D.C. United could have players signed to first team contracts playing for three different teams. All 16 MLS teams based in the United States enter in the round of 32; the Richmond Kickers will enter in the previous round, along with 6 of the 7 of the US based NASL teams (the New York Cosmos won't start play until the fall).
RICHMOND, VA - (Monday, February 18, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers officially kicked off their 2013 preseason training camp Monday at Ukrop Park, with signed players joining 6-10 trialists vying for remaining roster spots. "This is very different off season to previous years," commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Director of Soccer.
Tomorrow, there will be two weeks until D.C. United's 2013 season kicks off. But today, we look at the man in the black no. 15 shirt, Ethan White. The University of Maryland product got to College Park through the D.C. United Academy, and he was signed to a homegrown deal prior to the 2011 season.
As everyone knows by now, the Richmond Kickers will be D.C. United's USL PRO affiliate for the 2013 season, and possibly beyond. And what better way to inaugurate this relationship than by giving you a quick primer on our friends down I-95! If you have any further questions about the Kickers, let me know in the comments and we will find you the answers.
We're now 17 days away from D.C. United's season opener in Houston, and so we're taking a look at the Black-and-Red's number 17, Conor Shanosky. The Sterling, Va. native signed a homegrown deal with United back in 2010 but has yet to make an official appearance for the first team. He spent last year on loan with the Ft.
At the end of a big, big news week in MLS circles, the Filibuster gang got together (via Skype, naturally) to cover damn near all of it - or as much as we could without maxing out our monthly time allowance. This week, we talk about the Richmond Kickers, D.C. United's new affiliates in USL Pro, the third tier of the American soccer pyramid.
Once again we're given a name and some YouTube footage of a new signing (not to mention some healthy levels of skepticism regarding why he was signed) but precious little else. Time to fire up the FM 2013 Editor!
First things first: there aren't going to be any screenshots here or detailed comparisons to existing players because Alam in the FM database isn't a complete picture of a player.
The Richmond Kickers won 4-1 over the Rochester Rhinos, the New England Revolution’s USL Pro affiliate. The Rhinos played like a classic New England team, getting two straight red cards and three yellows to go with them. After a rough first 15 minutes to the game the Richmond Kickers were able to impose their will on the Rochester Rhinos.