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Kickers Announce Initial Roster Changes

By Patrick Wood, 11/05/19, 10:00AM EST

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12 Players Return for the 2020 USL League One Season


Photos © Jessica Stone Hendricks Photography

RICHMOND, Va. – (Tuesday, November 5, 2019) – The Richmond Kickers announced the initial updates to the roster ahead of the 2020 USL League One Season. The club has exercised the contracts of nine players from the 2019 roster. With three players currently under contract, the 2020 roster currently stands at 12 players. 
 
“I am excited about the quality of players returning for the 2020 season,” said Interim Head Coach Mika Elovaara. “Bringing back the defensive core that helped us keep 10 clean sheets, combined with our leading scorer and assists leader makes for a strong foundation to build on. Overall, we feel that the 2020 roster is starting to shape up very nicely.”
 
Already on contract for the 2020 season, the Kickers will see forward Joe Gallardo, midfielder Ryley Kraft and defender Scott Thomsen return to City Stadium. 
 
The club has exercised the options for goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald, defenders Wahab Ackwei, Ivan Magalhães, Conor Shanosky, midfielders Amass Amankona, Greg Boehme, Matt Bolduc, Mutaya Mwape and forward Charles Boateng. 
 
More announcements will be coming soon regarding the head coach and more roster additions ahead of the 2020 season.
 
The current Richmond Kickers roster ahead of the 2020 USL League One season, listed by position alphabetically, is below:
 
Goalkeepers (1): Akira Fitzgerald
 
Defenders (4): Wahab Ackwei, Ivan Magalhães, Conor Shanosky, Scott Thomsen
 
Midfielders (5): Amass Amankona, Greg Boehme, Matt Bolduc, Ryley Kraft, Mutaya Mwape

Forwards (2): Charles Boateng, Joe Gallardo