Opponent: Orlando City B (4-19-4)
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 5th, – 7 PM
Last Result: Kickers 1 – Toronto 2
Weather Forecast from Weatherbug.com (spoiler perfect):
THREE THINGS TO KICK ABOUT
- The Bad – The Kickers came into a new league, with new players, newish coach, and new ownership but a strong foundation. They had a chance to make a big splash and first impression in the league. For the most part, they’ve fallen short. Missing the playoffs for the third season in and finishing in the exact same place, one up from the bottom wasn’t the splash that the Richmond faithful were looking for. The most striking statistics involve the strikers: 24 goals and 264 shots taken – league leader North Texas comes in with 50 goals and 407 shots taken.
- The Good – Attendance ranked 2nd in the league but an established team in a million + population losing out to a brand new team in a smaller market tarnishes this a litttle. Total Soccer Show doing a weekly show focused on the Kickers was the highlight of the season and hopefully will be back. Improvements have been made to City Stadium and hopefully they’ll continue. The Kickers have the third most clean sheets with 9 so that’s a start for next year’s defense if they can keep some key players, I’m looking at you Akira Fitzgerald.
- The Tried and True – The Red Army (of which I’m a member) continued to show their support. Good or bad the supporters have been there singing, chanting, and at times cursing. The diverse group that gathers in Section O is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to supporting soccer in Richmond. The Kickers and the Red Army need to find a way to tap into that underwater support and continue to grow.
I don’t know. The team came out with a mission in the first half last game and went MIA in the second half. After the game the players seemed done. I’m hoping that was just leftover feelings from that night’s defeat but I’m worried.
Kickers 1 – Orlando 1
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PLAYERS TO WATCH
Richmond BizSense.com Reporting 188-unit Apartment Building Coming to Manchester
More apartments for the area near the floodwall.
Catalyst Development Co., Blackwood Development and Hourigan Development are planning to build a from-scratch five-story, 188-unit apartment building at 103 E. 2nd St.
The site is across the street from the former Caravati’s building at 104 E. 2nd St., which Catalyst and Blackwood are renovating into 42 apartments. Hourigan is leading the sizable redevelopment of the Southern States silos a few blocks closer to the river.
Catalyst Principal Justin Paley said he and Blackwood Principal Nolen Blackwood have known Hourigan’s Joe Marchetti III for a while, and saw this as a good chance to team up with a neighbor.
“I think there’s an interest of all parties to do more types of these projects,” Paley said. “We’re excited about that area. We feel like it’s got a lot of opportunity. It’s evident as you drive through it these days.”
Nickel Bridge to be Closed this Saturday
We assume this for more work on the water main that broke last week.
The Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority announces the closure of the Boulevard Bridge (VA 161), Westover Hills Blvd for bridge maintenance. The bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Motorists are reminded to pay attention to signage in the area and to use caution while traveling through the work zone. This work will be weather permitting.
Westover Hills Elementary Boosters Selling Wreath and Trees Pre-order Now
It’s that time of year were many folks bring pine trees and pine tree parts into their home.
Westover Hills Beaver Boosters Christmas Trees & Wreaths are now available for pre-order. Order yours before they’re gone at:We offer fresh, local Fraser fir trees directly from Floyd County, VA, cut the day before shipment, and high-quality Balsam fir wreaths.This year we are offering pick-up at the school or DELIVERY to houses within a 2 mile radius of the school (for a small fee…100% of which goes directly to the Beaver Boosters)Trees & Wreaths will arrive on either Nov 30, Dec 1 or Dec 2 (exact date confirmation expected the day before arrival) and we will work to distribute ASAP (exact distribution details will be sent to buyers as they become known).Please send any questions to [email protected]THANK YOU for your continued support of our school!