The Kickers recently added two former Kickers youth players, midfielder Bobby Foglesong and defender Jordan Evans, pending USSF approval. Evans and Foglesong epitomize the Kickers vertically integrated player development system as the first class of players to rise from the youth to the pro ranks within the club.
Evans spent seven seasons with the Kickers youth system, joining the club as a U-15 elite player before graduating to the Kickers Premier Development League team, the Richmond Kickers Future in 2007. Leading the Future in goals (6) and points (13) that season, he made 21 appearances over two seasons. Evans spent two seasons at the University of Richmond before concluding his collegiate career with the 2009 NCAA Champions University of Virginia. A native of Chester, Virginia, the 6’4” defender captained the Thomas Dale High School team his senior season, earning First Team All-State honors. His game-tying goal in the Semifinals led Thomas Dale to the State Championship where he notched the game winning goal in the finals.
A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Foglesong was a member of the Richmond Kickers Super Y-League program before joining the Richmond Kickers Future in 2008. With the Future, he started all 16 games played, recording one goal and two assists on the season. He recently finished his career at Old Dominion University where he notched seven goals and seven assists in 78 appearances.