RICHMOND, Va. – (Monday, January 14, 2019) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the re-signing of midfielder Matt Bolduc for the 2019 season, pending USSF and USL League One approval.
“When it was announced last season that we would be moving to USL League One, Matt was the first to express a desire to stay with the Kickers despite the change in leagues,” said Kickers head coach David Bulow. “He has expressed a love for the city, the club and its fan base on multiple occasions and will be a very valuable veteran as we take the new Richmond Kickers Pro into the future.”
Bolduc is back in a Kickers shirt for a third season, after initially signing just after the start of the 2017 season. In his first season in Richmond, he played in 15 matches and started 11 of those matches and scored two goals and added an assist. In 2018, Bolduc made 14 appearances and made nine starts.
“I’m happy to be returning to Richmond,” commented Bolduc. “It’s an organization and town that’s made me feel at home over the past two years. David and Matt have the ambition to top the league and thats all the motivation we as players need for this season. Can’t wait to make the Red Army and Richmond Kickers’ fans proud.”
Before making the move to Richmond, he made 19 appearances with long-time rivals Harrisburg City Islanders (now Penn FC) in 2016. He added one assist during the City Islander’s 3-1 win at FC Montreal and also contributed to a pair of shutouts.
A native of Peterborough, New Hampshire, he made 16 appearances during one season at the University of Massachusetts before a one year stint with Mass United of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
The Kickers roster is now at six members for the 2019 season with the addition of Bolduc, including Amass Amankona, Dennis Chin, Josh Hughes, Scott Thomsen, and Braeden Troyer.
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