Established in 1993, the Richmond Kickers have consistently been one of the most successful professional soccer clubs in America. Over the past 18 seasons, Richmond has qualified for postseason play 16 times, and reached the title match in 2010 for the sixth time in the past nine campaigns, falling just short of the Championship title following a 2-1 loss to the Charleston Battery. Richmond’s seven previous league Championship appearances (1995, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009) include winning the Premier League title in 1995, a shoot-out loss to Seattle in the USL First Division final in 2005 and taking the USL Second Division crown twice against Charlotte in 2006 and 2009. The Kickers have claimed Organization of the Year honors on five occasions (1995, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009) and have had 22 players progress from the Richmond Kickers into Major League Soccer.
USL PRO is the strongest, best operated and most sophisticated North American men’s professional soccer league below MLS, both on and off the field. Focused on franchise stability and longevity, USL PRO will feature an unprecedented six teams with more than a decade of operational experience in 2011, and more than 100 years of combined operational experience. It will also benefit from national television and online broadcast packages.
Today over 8,000 soccer players participate in programs sponsored by the Kickers and partner clubs, including Midlothian Youth Soccer League, Ashland Youth Soccer League, City of Richmond Parks and Rec., Goochland United Soccer Association and Little KICKS. The Kickers travel program consists of 64 teams and over 900 players who compete in the US Soccer Academy Program, Super Y-League, VCCL and ADSL. The club was recently named as one of only 30 adidas Sports Marketing Clubs in the U.S. The club provides opportunities for all players of all abilities and unites soccer in the Central Virginia community. Benefits include economy of scale, consistency of coaching philosophy, professional administrative and coaching staff expertise, positive role models for youth players and a clear pathway from youth to pro for aspiring young players.
The mission of the Richmond Kickers is to grow the beautiful game of soccer through a successful soccer club that entertains, invites community participation, and inspires all.
To serve as the model for the future of American soccer
- Encompass all areas of soccer
- Involve as many members of community as possible
Integrity and sportsmanship in everything we do.
Seeking continuous education to work smarter and more effectively.
A competitive passion that inspires our people as well as our community.
Diverse people focused on our vision.
An exciting and challenging environment.