RICHMOND, Va. – (Friday, August 3, 2018) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the signings of midfielder Prince Agyemang and goalkeeper Brandon Barnes for the remainder of the 2018 season. Both players will be available for selection this Saturday night as the Kickers host Bethlehem Steel FC at City Stadium.
Agyemang joins the Kickers after spending last season at Ontinyent CF in the Spanish Segunda División B. The Right to Dream Academy product signed his first contract with Limerick FC in Ireland, through a partnership the club established with the Academy, where he went on to make 31 appearances over two stints with the club. After making just six appearances with New Edubiase United in Ghana, Agyemang joined Sporting Covilhã, playing in 19 matches with the Portuguese side during the 2016/17 campaign.
Barnes signs his first professional contract with the Kickers following a season with Laredo Heat SC in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), helping the club to an undefeated season with 10 wins. The Illinois Fox Valley Conference, All-Conference goalkeeper in high school went on to play at Seton Hall University. Limited to just eight games, Barnes posted 28 saves in 672 minutes of action in his redshirt sophomore season in 2015. He continued his collegiate career at Bradley University as a graduate student, which saw him named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team in his only season, along with four MVC Defensive Player of the Week honors and ranked third in the nation in total saves with 103.
The Kickers return home to City Stadium to face Bethlehem Steel FC at 7 p.m. The party starts at 5:30pm for artVA Fest with live music by The Hit List, a collaborative art zone including lessons, performances and installations by Art on Wheels, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Studio Two Three and Wine & Design, plus RVA food trucks and over a dozen craft beers on tap. Tickets are available now at RichmondKickers.com.