KICKERS LAUNCH PLAYER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Exciting New Player Development Opportunity For Top Amateur Players
The Richmond Kickers have created an exciting new player development program that will provide four to six amateur players the opportunity to train with the Kickers professional team throughout the summer months. Any player wishing to be considered for this unique position should send a detailed resume and references to Head Coach, Leigh Cowlishaw
. Players will be selected by May 1, 2009.
KICKERS HOST OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS
U.S. Women's National Team vs South Korea at UR Stadium, Nov 1st
The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team as they continue the Achieve Your Gold Tour at UR Stadium vs. South Korea on November 1, 2008
at 6:00 p.m. ET. The game will be a homecoming for Virginia native and University of Virginia alumna Angela Hucles, who led the team in scoring during the Olympics with four goals. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. ET at ussoccer.com, by phone at 804-262-8100 (Richmond), and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers the Richmond area. Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.
FUTURE PLAYER WINS GAME FOR ODU
Three Former Kickers Youth Players Featured In Win
Richmond Kickers Future midfielder Bobby Foglesong led Old Dominion University with the lone goal during the Monarch’s 1-0 win against UNC Wilmington Saturday Night. Following a scoreless first half, the native of Fredericksburg, Virginia connected on a T.J. Beaulieu cross into the box with less than 19 minutes until full time. Saturday’s goal was Foglesong’s first of the year. Brother Nick Fogelsong and Adam Roscioli, both former Richmond Kickers Future and Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club players, also started in Saturday’s win.
FUTURE DEFENDER FEATURED IN RTD
VCU's Versatile Evan Slusser Is Always Smiling
Future defender and VCU sophomore Evan Slusser was featured in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. Over two seasons with the Future, Evan made 15 appearances in a Kickers uniform, starting seven for 646 minutes. He recorded his first collegiate goal against soccer powerhouse University of Virginia last weekend and is slated to face local rival University of Richmond tonight with the Rams.
FUTURE DEFENDER NAMED TOURNAMENT MVP
Scott Robertson Takes Top Honors
The Richmond Kickers Future of the Premier Development League (PDL) are pleased to announce defender Scott Robertson was one of five Navy players to be selected to the UMBC adidas Kickoff Classic All-Tournament Team while taking top honors as tournament MVP. A junior at Navy, Robertson led the team to a 2-0-0 record and the tournament title while holding the leading scorers from both Adelphi and Lipscomb scoreless during their 2-1 and 3-2 victories, respectively.
FUTURE, DESTINY COACH’S AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Dykstra, Delves and Jones Honored
The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce that Andrew Dykstra is the recipient of the 2008 Richmond Kickers Future Coach’s Award, while Chantel Jones and Emma Delves share the 2008 Richmond Kickers Destiny Coach’s honors.
ONE VERSUS ELEVEN
Meet... Richmond Kickers Future Midfielder Scott Robertson
Scott Robertson made a belated appearance with the Richmond Kickers Future, after completing summer training requirements as a midshipman for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Scott spent two weeks on an aircraft carrier, a week with a Marine Corps unit in Camp Lejune, a week in San Diego with an aviation squadron, and a week in San Diego on a submarine. Entering his junior year at the Naval Academy, he will become a commissioned officer with the United States Navy or Marine Corp upon graduation in 2010. Despite his midseason arrival, Scott made six appearances and tallied one goal for the Future this season.
FUTURE FINISH SEASON WITH NOVA DRAW
The Richmond Kickers Future of the Premier Development League battled the Northern Virginia Royals to a 2-2 draw on the road on Friday, July 18th to conclude the 2008 campaign. Although the Future finished in the Mid-Atlantic Division standings basement, they rallied to a 2-8-6 record this season, drawing the division-leading Reading Rage during their final home match-up one week prior.
ONE VERSUS ELEVEN
Meet... Dirk Dittrich
Dirk returns to the defensive sect of the Future after making nine appearances with the team in 2007. Dirk hails to the Future from Stuttgart, Germany and transferred to VCU after seasons at Gardner-Webb University where he earned All-American Honors. One of the most highly-touted recruits in the 2007 recruiting class, this skilled leader was named captain of VCU’s squad in his first season.
FUTURE DRAWS DIVISION LEADERS
The Richmond Kickers Future of the Premier Development League (PDL) battled the division-leading Reading Rage to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon to conclude the 2008 home regular season. The Future rallied back from a one goal deficit to tie the game in the final seconds of stoppage time. Meanwhile, the Richmond Kickers Destiny (W-League) continue a three-game win streak, capping off the doubleheader with a 3-2 win over the Carolina Dynamo.
KICKERS DROP JAMES RIVER CUP TITLE
Final Regular Season Doubleheader This Sunday
Richmond, VA – (Thursday, July 10, 2008) – The Richmond Kickers Future and Destiny battled the Hampton Roads Piranhas in the final stage of the James River Cup last week before dropping the title based on goal differential. The two clubs each ended this year’s derby with seven points and a 2-2-1 record over five head-to-head games. The Cup will reside with the Kickers’ I-64 rivals until next season. In the meantime, the Future and the Destiny return to Sports Backers Stadium this Sunday, July 13th for their final doubleheader of the season. The Future host the Reading Rage at 3:00 pm while the Destiny and the Carolina Dynamo take the field afterwards at 7:00 pm. Tickets are just $5.00/person for both games and are available at the gate.
FUTURE EDGE GUNNERS 1-0
The Richmond Kickers Future tallied a last minute goal to gain a 1-0 victory over the Fredericksburg Gunners. The game began evenly matched, with both teams having four shots in the first half and Future with only one corner kick. Richmond’s defense played smart and battled hard, catching the Fredericksburg Gunners offsides six times throughout the game.
PIRANHAS CLINCH JAMES RIVER CUP
The Hampton Roads Piranhas scored a pair of goals to defeat Richmond Kickers Future 2-0 and clinch the 2008 James River Cup title. Hampton Roads took 11 shots and four corner kicks, putting on strong offensive pressure. The attack led to two goals, one in each half. Tom Woollard scored both of Hampton Roads’ goals.
JAMES RIVER CUP COMES TO EXCITING CLOSE
Future & Destiny play Piranhas Thursday for 2008 title
The 2008 James River Cup will come to a dramatic finish this Thursday, July 3rd in Hampton Roads as the Piranhas and the Kickers are both tied at 1-1-1 after the first three head-to-head fixtures. The Destiny face the W-League Piranhas at 5:30 pm at Virginia Wesleyan College with the Future and the PDL Piranhas taking the field immediately following at 8:00 pm.
FUTURE POST FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON
Destiny Fall To League Leaders In Atlanta
The Richmond Kickers Future of the Premier Development League (PDL) grabbed their first win of the season during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over the Virginia Legacy. Midfielder Andy McIntosh notched their first goal, assisted by Boris Gatzky, who added a second tally to seal the victory. The Future play at home again this Saturday, June 28th when they host the Cape Cod Crusaders at 3:00 pm at Sports Backers Stadium as the first leg of a doubleheader with the Richmond Kickers Destiny who take the field at 7:00 pm.
FUTURE HOST NORTHERN VIRGINIA SATURDAY
RICHMOND, VA - (Thursday, June 12, 2008) - Meanwhile, the Richmond Kickers Future of the Premier Development League (PDL) host the Northern Virginia Royals this Saturday, June 14th
at 3:00 pm at the University of Richmond Stadium. The PDL match will be the first leg of a doubleheader with the pro team, who are scheduled to take the field against the Bermuda Hogges at 7:00 pm. Please note the new time of the PDL game is now 3:00 pm, changed from 4:00 pm as previously scheduled.
FUTURE FALL TO PIRANHAS, 3-1
James River Cup Tied At Four Points Each
Richmond, VA – (Thursday, June 5, 2008) – The Richmond Kickers Future fell to the PDL Piranhas hours before, 3-1. Hampton Roads took an early lead when McKenzie Plank opened fire in the 3rd minute and recorded the first goal of the night, unassisted. The Piranhas did not find the net again until the 57th minute when midfielder Robert Squeglia connected on a Kyle Hartley cross to put the visiting side up two-nil. The Future cut the margin with seven minutes until time when they were awarded a penalty kick resulting from a handball inside the box. Forward Andy McIntosh converted the kick from the spot but minutes later, Hartley struck again to close out the match with a tally in the final seconds of stoppage tie.