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Kickers Double Header on Saturday Includes Red Army vs. Front Office

Kickers pro team takes on UVA while the Kickers front office takes on its most passionate fans the Red Army.




This Saturday the team continues its pre-season with a match against the University of Virginia with food trucks and craft beer on tap! Kickoff for that match is set for 4 PM. The match will be open to the public with tickets costing $5. The Kickers most recently played ODU to a 2-2 draw this past Sunday. So far, for the most part the Kickers have been playing their starters for around 60 minutes and then bringing in trialists for the remaining 30 minutes. This pre-season matchup a great opportunity to see the new style of soccer that Coach Bulow is hoping to bring to City Stadium this year.

The real excitement starts around 1:30. That is the predicted start time for the clash of titans that is the 2nd Annual Our City Our Home Charity Game between the Front Office and the Kickers’ most rabid supporters the Red Army. Full disclosure I’m one of the leaders of the Red Army so I’m a bit biased. Anyone hoping to see me attempt to haul my sorry-looking body up and down the field will be disappointed. I’ll be on the sidelines cheering on the Red Army.

The Red Army will be hosting two events during the game. There will be a yard sale of Kickers gear with prices ranging from $10 to $20. Items include polo shirts, warmup jackets, a few rain jackets and more. There will also be a raffle with prizes donated by the Kickers, Strictly Soccer, Savage Apparel, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Bingo Brewing, and the Red Army. Money from the raffle will be going to RVA Access. Raffle tickets Prices will be 1 ticket for 3 dollars, 2 for 5 dollars, and an arm’s length for 15 dollars!

Full details on the prize packs in the comments in the Red Army’s Facebook event page.

RVA Access is an exciting new free program by the Richmond Kickers. It offers children with special needs the opportunity to play soccer. Open to boys and girls ages 4-19, sessions are held at the beautiful, 80-acre natural grass complex, Hensley Park in Midlothian and The Collegiate School in Richmond’s West End.

The regular season starts for the Richmond Kickers on March 30th against Lansing Unite FC. Season Tickets including Section O Passes to hang with the Red Army and single-game tickets are currently available online.

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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.