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KICKERS CONTINUE ROAD TRIP, FACE INDY ELEVEN SATURDAY

By Patrick Wood, 08/30/18, 10:45PM EDT

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Official Watch Party at Metro Bar and Grill, Kickoff at 7PM

RICHMOND, Va. – (Friday, August 27, 2018) – The Richmond Kickers (6-17-3) continue their road trip this Saturday night as they head to Lucas Oil Stadium to face Indy Eleven (11-7-7) for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. The Kickers will host an Official Watch Party at Metro Bar and Grill, located at 301 N. Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220. This match will be available live on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming online through ESPN+

Saturday night’s match will be the first trip to Indianapolis for the Kickers, and just the second meeting between the two clubs. Indy took the first meeting at City Stadium back on March 24. Jack McInerney put Indy up just four minutes before halftime for the only goal of the match. 

Richmond will look to bounce back after a 0-4 road defeat at Nashville SC Tuesday night. Nashville went into halftime carrying a 1-0 lead behind a goal from Tucker Hume. The home side would score three more times in the second half, with goals coming from Bradley Bourgeois, Matt LaGrassa and a second from Hume to seal the victory and all three points. 

Indy battled Pittsburgh to a wild 2-2 draw Wednesday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Jack McInerney gave Indy the lead after just four minutes that they would hold onto until first half stoppage time when Joseph Greenspan leveled it for Pittsburgh. Christiano François put Pittsburgh up 2-1 in the 59th minute to lead on the road. McInerney would come to the rescue once again for Indy, scoring a very late equalizer in stoppage time to salvage the point at home. 

The Kickers will head south next Saturday night, as they travel to take on the Charlotte Independence (7-11-8) at the Sportsplex at Matthews for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. This match will be available to stream online through ESPN+. Stay up to date with the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Richmond: Forward Brian Shriver (#21) leads the club in both goals and assists this season with seven apiece. Shriver has played in 26 matches, 25 of which were starts since joining the Kickers this season. Midfielder Oscar Umar (#17) returned to the Kickers lineup Tuesday night after missing the previous eight matches. The Right to Dream Academy and Villanova University product has one goal in 14 appearances in his second season in Richmond. Defender Mallan Roberts (#15) lead the club with five clearances and three blocks Tuesday night against Nashville. The Canadian international has made six starts this season

Indy: Forward Jack McInerney (#99) has scored nine goals in 22 games for Indy, tops for the club this season. The MLS journeyman has had stints at five clubs, including the Philadelphia Union, Montreal Impact, Columbus Crew SC, Portland Timbers and the LA Galaxy before joining Indy this season. Defender Ayoze García Pérez (#7) has a club-high six assists this season for Indy, along with four goals in 21 matches. Ayoze is in his first season with Indy after spending the last five seasons with the New York Cosmos, which saw him score eight goals over 120 appearances. Goalkeeper Owain Fôn Williams (#1) is the first-choice keeper for Indy this season, appearing in all 26 matches and picking up nine clean sheets. On loan from Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Scotland, Fôn Williams has made 71 appearances for Inverness before coming to the U.S. to play for Indy this season.