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
Detour on Buttermilk
The trail will remain the same once the work is completed. They’re just taking care of a ramp that’s seen better days.
ATTENTION: There will be a detour in effect on Buttermilk starting tomorrow and lasting several weeks. The wood and brick ramp just west of the Reedy Creek parking lot is being completely re-built. The detour is well-marked, just follow the yellow arrows and signs. This project is being completely funded by a generous donation to RVA-MORE from an individual who wishes to remain anonymous. Thanks to all to helped make this happen !!
Richmond BizSense.com Reporting on Continental Coming to Manchester
A new restaurant for the Manchester area.
The Continental Westhampton is a staple for diners on Grove. Eventually, those of us South of the river will have our very own Continental to call our own at 609 Hull Street. Continental brings to the table a diverse menu that you can check out here. I highly recommend the meatloaf.
Giavos said Continental Manchester will be a similar concept to his Continental Westhampton that’s been open for eight years along the Libbie-Grove corridor.
“We decided to take the ‘W’ in Continental Westhampton and flip it upside down for Manchester,” he said.
“It’ll be neighborhood-friendly, accessible, not too expensive. Hopefully it’ll be good for that neighborhood. There are so many young professionals over there, hopefully I can bring something that’s a needed commodity.”
According to the article no date is set for projected opening.
Critters of the Week
A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by SPCA or RACC.
Where Spotted: Belle Isle
Common Name: Double-crested Cormorant aka Mr. Submariner
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax auritus
Average Length: 28–35 in
Average Wingspan: 45–48 in
Average Weight: 2.6–5.5 lb
- When swimming, the bird sits low in the water with its neck and head showing; from there it plunges into the deep to catch fish at depths of up to 25 feet.
- It can stay submerged for over a minute.
- After diving, it spends long periods standing with its wings outstretched to allow them to dry, since they are not fully waterproofed.
- When their eggs hatch after about a month, the adult cormorants will shade the chicks from the sun using their wings.
Rose at Richmond SPCA
Rose is an adorable girl that is looking for just the right home and environment for her. If you’re interested in learning more about Rose please contact the Richmond SPCA adoption center at 804-521-1307 or visit our humane center to meet with an adoption counselor and Rose.
Age: 4 years, 8 months
Gender: Spayed Female
Color: Grey / White