Getting playing time for players was the focus of this pre-season game. The match started early and played at least an extra 15 minutes after 90 minutes. The Kickers again relied on their predicted starters for the first half and about 10 minutes of the second.
The home side was the first to score in the 20th minute. Daniel Jackson got around the keeper and was able to finish it for the goal. The lead was short-lived as Loudoun scored in the 22nd minute. Unfortunately, we can’t give you the names of any of the Loudoun players since they were all in plain black and no roster released. Only about four players on Loudoun have officially signed.
Signed or not the visitors had a much better second half and netted two goals. A trialist for the Kickers managed to pull the Kickers within one but the match ended 3-2 in favor of Loudoun.
Not much to add that hasn’t been touched in previous pre-season posts. The Kickers are working hard on developing their style of play and it is beginning to pay off in some entertaining soccer.
Astute soccer fans will notice in the picture Richie Williams, current head coach of Loudoun United. Richie had two stints with the Richmond Kickers. He played in 1993 went away briefly then came back to finish up in 94-95 but he wasn’t done with the Kickers and played in 2004-5. Williams played for D.C. United during the “glory years” of 1996-2000. After ending his playing career he moved into coaching, highlighted by stints as manager for the USMNT U-17 and U-18.
4th District Small Business Virtual Town Hall
The meeting is tonight, November 23rd at 6 PM to discuss issues that local businesses face during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
City Councilwoman Kristen Larson is hosting a meeting tonight for small businesses in the 4th District.
Are you a small business owner living or doing business in the 4th District? If so, please join me, the city’s Department of Economic Development, and other business owners at 6 pm tonight, November 23rd for a 4th District Small Business Virtual Town Hall meeting. This is a time for us to hear from you about any issues you continue to face due to the COVID-19 pandemic so that we can learn how best to support you at this time. You can access the meeting through the below link or dial-in numbers. We will provide time for questions throughout the meeting.
Conference ID: 423 691 949#
Please note that if you are accessing the meeting online, you will be asked to share your name before being accepted into the meeting. Please keep your video off unless you are addressing the speakers during a time for questions. Also, note that the chat feature will not be used or monitored for the purposes of this meeting.
If you are accessing the meeting by phone, you must press *6 to unmute yourself before speaking.
A Walk in the Woods
- Don’t have ideas they’re always crap.
- Sometimes just blundering along like a moose works out.
- Your critics are going to yell, just move to a different tree.
- Crows are assholes.
Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School Slated for Wrecking Ball
The local middle-school located on Forest Hill Avenue will be turned into a green space.
Freshly re-elected School Board Member Johnathan Young announced on Facebook about plans to bring down Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School.
Demolition, Coming Soon. I am pleased to share that this evening the School Board of the City of Richmond approved demolition of the former Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School on Forest Hill Avenue next to Huguenot High. The antiquated building was replaced by the new River City Middle School located at Hull Street/Elkhardt Road. To retain the old building would cost taxpayers $100k a year but subsequent demolition the site will be retained by Richmond Public Schools as a green site.