RICHMOND, VA – (Thursday, July 13, 2017) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the addition of midfielder Oscar Umar for the 2017 season. The Right to Dream Academy alum and Villanova University standout will be eligible for selection for Saturday’s match in Harrisburg.
A 2015 Villanova University graduate, Umar started all but one match over his four-year collegiate career, amassing 74 appearances. Contributing seven goals and 12 assists, he was selected to the All-BIG EAST Third Team as a sophomore and to the Preseason All-BIG EAST team prior to his junior year. Most recently, the 6’0” midfielder had a stint with West Chester United of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
Originally from Tamale, Ghana, Umar was selected to attend the Right to Dream Academy in Accra before earning a student athlete scholarship to Kent School in Connecticut in 2008. In his first season, he led Kent School to its first playoff appearance in more than two decades followed by appearances in the New England finals the following two seasons. As a senior, he was named to the All-State team and was a three-time WNEPSSA honoree.
The Richmond Kickers return to City Stadium on Wednesday, July 19 to host Swansea City AFC of the world famous English Premier League, presented by Virginia Credit Union. The biggest party of the summer starts at 5:30pm with live music by The Hit List, RVA food trucks and over 20 craft beers on tap. Tickets are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com.