Saturday, August 11 at City Stadium, 4-8 PM
BE THERE for the most exciting event of the summer when the Richmond Kickers and Union First Market Bank present FAMILY FEST on Saturday, August 11th! Just $10 for the whole family before 6 p.m.!
DON’T MISS the Kickers one-of-a-kind fun zone, presented by Bounce 2 the Moon, featuring the largest inflatable obstacle course in Central Virginia, train rides, petting zoo, inflatable games, live music and fun for the whole family!
RETURN TO CITY STADIUM SATURDAY
Kickers Host Harrisburg, Richmond SPCA Paws on the Pitch Night, 7pm
RICHMOND, VA – (Tuesday, May 8, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers return to Richmond City Stadium to host the Harrisburg City Islanders and Richmond SPCA Paws on the Pitch Night this Saturday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.
PROS TRAVEL TO DAYTON SATURDAY
Watch LIVE from Miami Valley South Stadium on USLNation.com
RICHMOND, VA – (Thursday, May 3, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers conclude a two-game road stand this Saturday, May 5 when they travel to take on the Dayton Dutch Lions at 7:30 p.m. The match will be broadcast live from Miami Valley South Stadium on USLNation.com.
KICKERS BOLSTER DEFENSE
Longwood University Standout Shane Johnson Agrees to Terms
RICHMOND, VA - (Friday, March 9, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce that they have agreed to terms with defender Shane Johnson for the 2012 season, pending USSF approval.
KICKERS GO BACK TO THE FUTURE
New Logo Unveiled with 20th Anniversary Retro Uniform
RICHMOND, VA – (Tuesday, March 6, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers kicked off the 20th Anniversary season and went retro Tuesday afternoon when they unveiled their new logo on their official third uniform. The logo, designed by Richmond-based branding firm yogg, blends the dynamic passion of the beautiful game with the club’s mission to entertain, invite community participation and inspire all.
PRO COACHING STAFF ANNOUNCED
Pascale Hired as Player/Assistant Coach for 2012 Season
RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, February 13, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers continue their strong tradition of hiring from within the organization, naming veteran goalkeeper Ronnie Pascale player/assistant coach for the 2012 season, pending USL and USSF approval.
IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY
Celebrate with the Richmond Kickers!
Offering unbeatable value and the most unique party celebration in town, a Richmond Kickers Birthday Party provides the ultimate VIP experience that your birthday boy or girl won’t soon forget! The all-inclusive party packages offer no-hassle planning for parents and an awesome birthday party celebration for your child’s special day.
KICKERS LEGENDS: MIKE MCGINTY
Series Features Former Kickers Goalkeeper and St. Louis University Head Coach
Six weeks into the “Kickers Legends” Series, RichmondKickers.com is thrilled to highlight former goalkeeper and St. Louis University Head Coach, Mike McGinty.
GOLDEN TICKET: ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT!
Purchase Today and Bring Everyone to Home Opener
RICHMOND, VA – (Tuesday, February 7, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce a special $20 Anniversary Golden Ticket to the regular season home opener on Saturday, April 7. The Kickers $20 Anniversary Golden Ticket is available for purchase at RichmondKickers.com and can be exchanged at the stadium for an unlimited number of tickets. Groups of friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances are invited to celebrate the Kickers 20th anniversary with a one-time $20 purchase. BUY NOW!
2012 CAMP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Kicks Off With Future 2012 Spring Break Camp
Richmond, VA – (Monday, February 6, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the 2012 camp schedule. With convenient locations throughout Richmond, the Kickers extensive camp program offers the perfect spring/summer activity for soccer players of all ages and abilities.
• 2012 Camp Schedule
• Don’t delay! Register now!
PRESEASON SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Local Favorites, NCAA Champions and ACC Powerhouse Featured
RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, January 30, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the 2012 preseason schedule, featuring games against local favorites Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday, March 3 and NCAA National Champions University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 17 at the state-of-the-art sports complex, Ukrop Park. The Kickers will cap off their preseason schedule against ACC powerhouse University of Maryland on Saturday, March 31 at Richmond City Stadium.
KICKERS LEGENDS: KEVIN KNIGHT
Retired Club Captain Turns Richmond City Firefighter
A natural leader on and off the field, former Kickers defender and captain, Kevin Knight, is a soccer star turned hometown hero.
Following his retirement from a prolific career in professional soccer that spanned over a decade, Knight now serves as one of Richmond’s bravest as a Richmond City firefighter. Assigned to Rescue Company 1, he specializes in Swift Water Rescue and Dive Operations.
PRO TRYOUTS CONCLUDE
2012 Kickers Tryouts Wrapped Up Sunday at Ukrop Park
The third and final day of the Kickers pro tryouts concluded Sunday with an early morning full-sided scrimmage session. At the conclusion, ten deserving trialists, including several with extensive USL PRO experience, were selected to participate in a match versus CASL at Ukrop Park.
KICKERS SEARCH FOR STAR
Players From Across the Globe Attend Open Tryouts this Weekend
RICHMOND, VA - (Thursday, January 19, 2012) – Over 70 players will attend the Richmond Kickers 14th annual player combine this weekend, January 20-22 at the Kickers state-of-the-art sports complex, Ukrop Park. Players representing countries from around the world, including the U.S., England, France, Germany, Brazil, The Gambia, Nigeria and South Africa, will participate in three days of intense training, including small-sided games, speed testing and full-sided matches.
KICKERS LEGENDS: MICHAEL BRADY
Series Features Former National Team Player and Duke Assistant Coach
Michael Brady played for the Richmond Kickers in 1994 and 1995 as a midfielder and forward, making history as a member of the legendary team that claimed the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title in ‘95.
PIONEER CUP ANNOUNCED
Oldest Rivals Kick Off 20th Anniversary with Home-and-Away Derby
RICHMOND, VA – (Friday, January 13, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers, alongside the Charleston Battery, are pleased to announce the introduction of the Pioneer Cup, a home and away derby established to commemorate the 20th Anniversary Season of the two clubs. Wearing retro 1993 green and blue adidas uniforms, the Kickers will play host to the Battery for the first leg of the Pioneer Cup on Saturday, April 7 at Richmond City Stadium before swapping home field advantage on Saturday, April 14 at Blackbaud Stadium. The winner of the Pioneer Cup will be determined by the aggregate score of the two-game series.
MONUMENTAL CHANGES ANNOUNCED
Just One Round Separates Kickers From MLS Match-Up in 2012 U.S. Open Cup
CHICAGO, IL – (Thursday, January 12, 2012) – From an expanded tournament field to an equal opportunity to host matches, the 99th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup features an assortment of strategic changes as the competition begins first-round action on May 15.
This year’s U.S. Open Cup includes a 64-team field, which represents the largest in the modern era (1995 to present), eclipsing the previous record of 42 teams set in 2005 and 2006. It also is the largest expansion of teams (24) from a previous year in the competition’s recent history.
20TH SEASON KICKS OFF APRIL 7
Host Oldest Rivals Charleston Battery at City Stadium, 5PM
RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, January 11, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the 2012 professional schedule, opening their 20th Anniversary season against longtime rival Charleston Battery on Saturday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. As one of the three longest tenured professional soccer clubs in the United States, the Kickers will celebrate 20 years alongside the Battery and the Charlotte Eagles in 2012. The home opener will commemorate the Kickers 20th season with ticket specials, alumni appearances and 1993 retro jerseys.
KICKERS PRO TRYOUTS JAN 20-22
Sign Up By January 10 and Save $25!
Richmond, VA – (Friday, September 30, 2011) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host the 14th Annual Player Combine for eligible college seniors, qualified free agents and talented amateur players that are seeking a professional contract. A select number of players will be invited to participate in three days of intense training and scrimmages January 20-22, 2012 at the Richmond Kickers state-of-the-art training facility, Ukrop Park.
PITTSBURGH UNVEILS STADIUM PLANS
Riverhounds Announce Multi-Sport Facility to be Completed Summer 2012
PITTSBURGH, PA. (January 10, 2012) The Pittsburgh Riverhounds announced today the construction of a multi-sport stadium to serve as a home field for the United Soccer League (USL) professional soccer club. The Pittsburgh Passion Professional Women’s Football Team also intends to make the stadium its home field. The stadium will be constructed in Station Square, Pittsburgh’s preeminent mixed-use entertainment complex, with a completion date expected for summer 2012.
FERRUZZI MOVES UP
Former Kickers Player Recently Appointed FC Dallas Reserves Head Coach
FRISCO, Texas (Thursday, January 5, 2012) – FC Dallas has named Marco Ferruzzi as the head coach of FC Dallas Reserves, the club announced today.
Ferruzzi made 120 appearances in a Richmond Kickers uniform over four seasons (1999-2002), notching 18 goals and eight assists in nearly 10,000 minutes played.
KICKERS LEGENDS: RICHIE WILLIAMS
New Series Features Current U-18 US Youth National Team Coach
Richie Williams, who played for the Richmond Kickers as a defensive midfielder for a total of five seasons, can look back on a great career both as a player and coach.
As a player he particularly impressed with his ability to interfere with the opponents playmakers. Being only 5’5” tall, he was well known for his dogged tackling and he managed to become a valuable defensive force in USL, Major League Soccer and the U.S. National Team.
Kickers Re-Sign Forward for 2012 Season
RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, January 4, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the return of forward Edson Elcock for the 2012 season, pending USSF approval.
“We are delighted that Edson has decided to return as he has contributed greatly to the club’s success over the last couple of seasons,” commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Head Coach and Director of Soccer. “His versatility, pace and experience will be an important component in our quest to win a USL PRO Championship.”