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Richmond Kickers sign much needed goal-scorer

Heviel Cordovés will be joining the Kickers from long-time rival the Charleston Battery. Last year Cordovés scored twice against the Richmond Kickers.




The most glaring deficiency in the Richmond Kickers’ 2017 season was a complete inability to score goals on a regular basis. In a sport where scoring goals ranks as highly important this was obviously and area the team needed to address in the off-season. They’ve taken those first steps in signing forward Heviel Cordovés.

Official Press Release:

The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce that forward Heviel Cordovés has signed for the 2018 season, pending USL and USSF approval.

A proven goalscorer, Cordovés brings veteran experience to Richmond after spending five seasons with Kickers USL rivals Charleston Battery.  The native of Havana, Cuba joined the Battery after defecting to the United States during a Cuban National Team trip to Toronto for a World Cup Qualifier in 2012.  Over five seasons in Charleston, he made 86 appearances and contributed 21 goals in a Battery uniform.  Most recently, he scored two goals against the Kickers in 2017, including a 2nd minute goal in the Kickers 3-1 win over the Battery at City Stadium on August 26 and the 84th minute lone goal game-winner at MUSC Health Stadium on September 16.

Cordovés joins 12 players currently under contract including Matt Bolduc, Marcel DeBellis, Raul Gonzalez, Yudai Imura, Alex Lee, Luiz Fernando, Fred Owusu Sekyere, Mallan Roberts, Conor Shanosky, Braeden Troyer, Oscar Umar, and Finnlay Wyatt.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.