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Richmond Kickers fall to Orlando City B

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The 1-0 defeat leaves Richmond at the bottom of the eastern conference table

Richmond started a three week home stand with a match against Orlando City B Saturday night. In yet another 1-0 loss, the Kickers failed to score and maintained the unenviable position of bottom of the eastern conference table.

Richmond Kickers Fall to Harrisburg City Islanders

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Multiple shots on target prove fruitless in 1-0 loss

Richmond fell 1-0 to the Harrisburg City Islanders Saturday, meaning the Kickers only nabbed one point during their three-game road trip. With the loss, the Kickers haven't won one away game all season. Chris Durkin and Chris Odoi-Atsem joined the starting eleven, and newly signed midfielder Oscar Umar made his first start for the team.

Richmond Kickers can’t break down Harrisburg City Islanders, losing 1-0

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Multiple shots on target prove fruitless once again

Richmond fell 1-0 to the Harrisburg City Islanders Saturday, meaning the Kickers only nabbed one point during their three-game road trip. With the loss, the Kickers haven't won one away game all season. Chris Durkin and Chris Odoi-Atsem joined the starting eleven, and newly signed midfielder Oscar Umar made his first start for the team.

Christos FC upset Richmond Kickers in the US Open Cup

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Another professional DMV team has a bad performance

Terrible performances from professional soccer teams from the Greater-DMV continue, with the Richmond Kickers losing to the amateur Christos FC of Baltimore in the US Open Cup. The last lower-division semifinalists will be sent home in a similar manner to their other games so far this season.

Bethlehem Steel

USL Week 18 Rewind: Kickers upset Steel, OCSC move closer to playoffs, and more

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The USL's longest unbeaten run came to a sudden end this weekend at the hands of an unlikely foe, as the Richmond Kickers upset the Bethlehem Steel.

The Kickers had been struggling to earn points and were on a 13-game winless streak and gave Bethlehem their first loss since May 25th. Elsewhere in USL action,

Let's take a look at the rest of this weekend's action.

Match report: Richmond Kickers 0-0 Bethlehem Steel

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Ryan Richter secured a clean sheet for Bethlehem by stopping two sure-fire goals that had beaten his keeper. PSP has a report.

Bethlehem Steel FC

Richmond Kickers finally find the net in win over Bethlehem Steel

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The Kickers' 3-2 win was their first victory since April

Good news out of Richmond over the weekend. The Kickers broke their 13 game winless streak during an epic 3-2 match, and D.C. United loanee Jalen Robinson played a big part in the victory over Bethlehem Steel FC.

Richmond was committed to the attack, throwing players forward early and often.

Match report: Richmond 3 – 2 Bethlehem

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Richmond Kickers ended Bethlehem Steel's undefeated streak while stopping their own string without a win 3-2 at City Stadium in Virginia's capital.

Match Report: Bethlehem Steel FC 1 – Richmond Kickers 1

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After a 92-minute rain delay, Bethlehem Steel FC and Richmond Kickers played to a 1-1 draw Saturday evening at Goodman Stadium.

D.C. United

Revolution keeper Matt Turner heads back to Richmond Kickers on loan

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The third-string goalkeeper has returned to his second home in River City.

After making the bench for Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup match vs. D.C. United, Matt Turner has returned to Richmond to join the Kickers on loan.

The road from Foxboro to Richmond should seem familiar for Turner, who has completed several loan spells with the USL side since he latched on with the Revs as a pre-season trialist last year.

Where in the World is Alhaji Kamara?

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The answer to this may pertain to D.C. United's summer moves.

While D.C. United's scoreless streak of non PK goals continued in their loss to Toronto FC, the thought lingers: just where is forward Alhaji Kamara?

The 23-year old forward scored a hat trick for the Richmond Kickers just more than 3 weeks ago and has 4 goals this year.

Chris Korb makes the difference in Richmond Kickers 1-1 draw

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The D.C. United veteran nabbed an assist in his first game back

The Richmond Kickers were able to hold on and earn a point at City Stadium Saturday night. Facing off against a stout FC Cincinnati squad, an early Richmond goal was matched in the second half by the visiting team, leaving the Kickers at 2-4-1 on the season.

Lionel Messi maintains God status in El Clasico, D.C. United/Spirit/Kickers recaps & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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A tremendous rivalry game and a bunch of local soccer for your reading.

What a trippy little game that was. Soccer, right?

Recaps of D.C. United's draw with the New England Revolution by us (with more from us here), MLS (with more from them here) and WaPo. The Bent Musket has things from the Land of Heaps.

Alhaji Kamara Leads Richmond Kickers to First Win in Four Matches

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The Richmond Kickers get their first win of the season with help from D.C. United.

The 1-3-0 Richmond Kickers faced off Saturday against the 1-2-2 Pittsburgh Riverhounds during a rain soaked game at Richmond's City Stadium. Richmond was coming off three straight losses, a situation the team has never been in under coach Leigh Cowlishaw's leadership.

Richmond Kickers announce D.C. United loanees

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Five players from the District will spend most of their time in RVA

The Richmond Kickers announced today the five players that D.C. United will send on loan to the USL club: Chris Durkin, Alhaji Kamara, Maxim Tissot, Chris Odoi-Atsem, and Eric Klenofsky. These players will be on indefinite loan, but are eligible for recall at any time.

D.C. United season review: Travis Worra

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The man who rose most on the depth chart gets a look.

Signed as an undrafted free agent at the beginning of 2015, Travis Worra appeared on the bench of D.C. United's 2015 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal campaign, backing up Andrew Dykstra as Bill Hamid was out because of offseason surgery.

D.C. United season review: Miguel Aguilar

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We review the year of the young winger who made more appearances in Virginia than in the District

D.C. United's first round pick one year ago, Miguel Aguilar has spent most of his time playing either for United in secondary competitions, such as the early stages of the US Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League, or with United's USL affiliate, the Richmond Kickers.

Report: D.C. United homegrown target also drawing interest from Union Academy

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D.C. United is making a push to sign 16-year-old youth international Chris Durkin, but he's also drawn interest from the Philadelphia Union Academy.

D.C. United is reportedly making a heavy push to sign talented youth international Chris Durkin amid potential suitors in Europe and here in Philadelphia.

Tampa Bay Rowdies

Stoppage-time goal gives Richmond Kickers 1-1 draw

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Newly signed Franck Tayou saves a point for the Kickers

The Tampa Bay Rowdies lived up to their nom de guerre as they faced off with Richmond Kickers in a physical match at City Stadium.

Richmond stuck with a 4-2-3-1 formation, albeit with a few players shuffled for Saturday night's match.

USL Week 10: A Midweek Look Ahead

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With USL sides involved in the U.S. Open Cup, the first double game week of the season is upon us.

The Rochester Rhinos match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies will headline the midweek slate as the USL Game of the Week on ESPN 3. ESPN picked a good one as the Rowdies will look to take sole possessionof the top spot in the East.

2017 US Open Cup Second Round

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The 2017 US Open Cup Second Round added teams from the NASL and USL, but four amateur clubs made it through to the next round. That included unaffiliated amateur team Christos FC knocking out the Richmond Kickers. The Eric Wynalda coached LA Wolves also continued their run, knocking out Chula Vista FC.

Charleston Battery

Richmond Kickers’ struggle continues with 1-0 loss to Charleston Battery

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A controversial penalty call cost the Kickers' a point on the road

Richmond had a tough task ahead as they faced top of the table Charleston Battery on the road over the weekend. Still trying to find the solution to their goal-scoring problem, coach Leigh Cowlishaw started Anthony Grant up top for the Kickers.

USL Week 11: A Look Ahead

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Didier Drogba is set to steal headlines this weekend in his debut for Phoenix Rising FC as they take on Vancouver Whitecaps 2.

While the 39 year-old Ivorian will steal some of the spotlight, the game of the weekend might be in New Jersey on Sunday afternoon. The fourth place New York Red Bulls II welcome third place Louisville City FC.

USL Look Ahead: Week 2

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After a very successful opening weekend for the new second division league, Week 2 seeks to deliver further entertainment for the USL.

Saturday opens the slate with several compelling matches to watch. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds and FC Cincinnati clash in a regional rivalry match after the former tied in a shootout in week one with the New York Red Bulls II, who themselves will face the Richmond Kickers.

Old Guard Shield highlights tradition in USL

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The Supporters Group-founded cup looks to remind everyone how they got here

Last Friday morning, you might have noticed a pretty interesting story develop. Headed up by the Steel Army out in Pittsburgh, the Old Guard Shield is an upcoming regular season tournament (think Cascadia Cup) between the Rochester Rhinos, Richmond Kickers, Harrisburg City Islanders, Charleston Battery and (obviously) the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Swansea City

Swansea City announces 2017 US summer tour

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Swansea City manager Paul Clement will bring his team to the United States this summer for three friendlies and a training camp.

The Swans will head to the United States on July 13 where they’ll be based in Philadelphia. The first opponent will be a friendly against Philadelphia Union on July 15.

Swansea City announces 2017 US summer tour

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Swansea City manager Paul Clement will bring his team to the United States this summer for three friendlies and a training camp.

The Swans will head to the United States on July 13 where they’ll be based in Philadelphia. The first opponent will be a friendly against Philadelphia Union on July 15.

Swansea City to play friendlies in Richmond and Charlotte in July

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Premier League soccer club Swansea City have announced a preseason tour to the United States that will feature friendly games against Richmond Kickers and Charlotte Independence in July, 2016.

The Welsh club, who finished 12th in the 2015/16 Premier League, will be in the United States for 11 days this summer.

Swansea City to play friendlies in Richmond and Charlotte in July

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Premier League soccer club Swansea City have announced a preseason tour to the United States that will feature friendly games against Richmond Kickers and Charlotte Independence in July, 2016.

The Welsh club, who finished 12th in the 2015/16 Premier League, will be in the United States for 11 days this summer.

Miguel Aguilar

Richmond Kickers fall to Louisville City in USL Eastern Conference quarterfinals

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Andrew Dykstra kept 10-man Kickers team in the game for bulk of the match

A hard-fought season for the Richmond Kickers came to an end Sunday night as they lost a quarterfinal playoff game against Louisville City FC. On the road against a side that scored fifty-two goals during the regular season to Richmond's thirty-three, the Kickers had a nightmare start after going down to ten men in the fourth minute.

Richmond Kickers battle Charlotte Independence to a 0-0 draw

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Two goals called back kept Richmond from securing three vital points

The Richmond Kickers saw their prospects for a home playoff game dwindle Wednesday as they drew 0-0 against Charlotte Independence at City Stadium. With both teams seeking the top four spot required to host a playoff game, the game was chippy but also low on mistakes.

The Rest

Richmond Kickers continue to struggle, losing 1-0 to St. Louis FC

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Four matches in ten days take their toll on the Kickers

Richmond's tough season continued Saturday night with a 1-0 loss at home to St. Louis FC. Four games in ten days seemed to have taken their toll on the Kickers. The starting lineup for all four matches were similar, and the Reds looked fatigued.

Former Villanova standout Oscar Umar gets shot at pros with Richmond Kickers

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After spending the summer in the NPSL with West Chester United, the Ghana native signed on and made his professional debut with Richmond Kickers on Saturday

Former Villanova and recent West Chester United midfielder Oscar Umar didn't have a lot of time to prepare for his professional debut with his new teammates.

Raul Gonzalez Breaks Scoring Drought for Richmond Kickers

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The rookie's first professional goal saved a point on the road against Rochester

Richmond's scoring drought finally broke while on the road against 2015 USL champs Rochester Rhinos Sunday afternoon. The match saw Rochester dominate possession early, but Richmond found a new hero in recently signed Raul Gonzalez.

Match recap: Richmond Kickers 0, Harrisburg City Islanders 0

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City Islanders capture an away point with a scoreless draw in Richmond

Harrisburg and Richmond came into their second match-up of the season facing similar issues. Each team had been playing solid on defense, but neither team had been able to generate much offensive production. Saturday's match in Richmond seemed like the perfect opportunity for somebody to break out and kick their season into high gear.

Turner Burned on Villa-esque Goal in Richmond

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Less than 24 hours after David Villa's 50-yard wundergoal that set social media on fire, Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner found himself on the wrong side of a similar effort on Saturday in USL action.

Turner, who was loaned to the Richmond Kickers for the weekend, was caught out off his line in the 79th minute when Ottawa Fury FC forward Steevan dos Santos launched a shot from the halfway line that sailed over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

Revolution’s Turner and Wright heading to USL on loan

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Matt Turner returns to a familiar setting with the Richmond Kickers while first round draft pick Brian Wright might make his pro debut with the Tulsa Roughnecks.

Matt Turner will once again return to the Richmond Kickers on loan as the USL side travels to play New York Red Bulls II this weekend.

Richmond Kickers set for $20M renovation of City Stadium

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The Kickers new home is going to be where they've been all along

Now that D.C. United's stadium has traveled through the bureaucracy of Washington, their friends down I-95 are hoping to have an easier time getting their new stadium approved. The Richmond City Council has introduced a bill that will allow the Richmond Kickers to invest $20 million in upgrades to their current home.

Richmond Kickers suffer first loss since July at Louisville City

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Heroics from Andrew Dykstra not enough to stave off Louisville attack

The Richmond Kickers' ten match unbeaten streak was broken on the road in Louisville Saturday night. A stagnant offense resulted in eighteen shots from Louisville to just one from Richmond. Though two shots on goal slipped by him, Andrew Dykstra made several crucial saves to keep Richmond in the game.

Miguel Aguilar and Andrew Dykstra help Richmond defeat Orlando City B

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Richmond clinches playoff appearance and stretches unbeaten streak to 10

The Richmond Kickers dispatched Orlando City B during the second leg of a home-home series Saturday night. After coming back to earn a point on the road in Florida last week, Richmond looked for a strong performance at home to solidify themselves in the top of the group.