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Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Roll to Second Home Victory

Two goals in the first half gave the Kickers the win on Saturday against Tulsa FC.

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The Kickers once again started the first half with high pressure and nabbed two goals. Also once again the Kickers made the last minutes of the game more exciting than necessary, allowing the visitor to press the attack. Tulsa pulled back one goal but in the end it wasn’t enough. Official Kickers’ summary is after the photos.








Official Kickers Summary

TEAM SCORE GOALSCORERS
RICHMOND KICKERS
(2-1-1, 7 points)
2 Magalhães (Mwape) 7’, Terzaghi (Kraft) 42’
FC TUCSON
(1-3-0, 3 points)
1 Adams (Dennis) 82′

 

The Richmond Kickers (2-1-1) picked up their second-straight win Saturday night at City Stadium, taking a 2-1 victory over FC Tucson (1-3-0). Ivan Magalhães scored his first goal for the Kickers after just seven minutes. Emiliano Terzaghi doubled the Richmond lead in the 42nd minute, scoring in his second-straight match. Tucson would get a consolation goal in the 82nd minute from Shak Adams.

Ivan Magalhães scored his first goal in a Richmond shirt after just seven minutes. Roberto Alarcon was whistled for a foul on Scott Thomsen, setting up a free kick opportunity for the Kickers on the edge of the Tucson box. Mutaya Mwape stepped up and dropped in a perfect ball for Magalhães at the penalty spot. He placed his header towards the inside of the post and out of the reach of Carlos Merancio to put the Kickers up 1-0.

Three minutes later, Akira Fitzgerald came up big for Richmond. Elivelton won the ball in the midfield and started a run from goal. He tried a long range effort to test the Richmond keeper, but Fitzgerald was quick to react for the save.

Richmond had a near scare in the 37th minute. Shak Adams broke free on the left wing. Going one on one with Kyle Venter, Adams looked to whip in a cross. The ball took an odd deflection off Venter, arching over Fitzgerald and the Kickers goal.

Just before halftime Richmond would double their lead through the team leading scorer, Emiliano Terzaghi. Scott Thomsen got to the endline to send in a cross for Luke Pavone inside the Tucson box. His shot was saved by a miraculous dive from Merancio. The ball rolled out for Matt Bolduc at the top of the box. He quickly found Ryley Kraft, who turned enough to slip the ball to Terzaghi, as the Argentine made no mistake finding the back of the net in his second-straight match and third time overall this season.

The Kickers nearly came away with a third goal in the 57th minute. From a corner kick, Kraft floated in a corner kick towards goal. Seeing it bend in on frame, Merancio needed to palm it away from danger. Instead the ball fell to the feet of Pavone at the back post. On a tough angle, he looked for a shot on frame as his shot skipped across the face of goal.

Tucson looked to pull a goal back in the 66th minute. Coming in off the bench, Azaadi Liadi controlled the ball on the right wing and quickly turned towards the Richmond goal. His shot went beyond the far post despite Fitzgerald covering the goal.

The visitors would find their goal in the 81st minute. Tommy Silva controlled the ball on the left side and squared a pass to Charlie Dennis sitting at the top of the 18. As he was making a run trying to find space, he poked the ball ahead to Shak Adams. He went for the quick shot, sliding it under Fitzgerald.

A last ditch save from Magalhães helped to prevent a second goal by Tucson. A cross came in from Darryl Longdon, picking out Silva in space inside the Richmond box. Magalhães came out quickly to shut down the chance right as Silva struck the ball.

The Kickers are back on the road next Thursday night, August 20 as they take the trip up to Gillette Stadium to face New England Revolution II. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. and will air live on WTVR CBS 6.3 and on ESPN+.

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com and on the official team app.

BOX SCORE

Team First Half Second Half Final
Richmond 2 0 2
Tucson 0 1 1

LINEUPS
Richmond GK Akira Fitzgerald, Ian Antley, Ivan Magalhães, Kyle Venter, Scott Thomsen, Victor Falck, Ryley Kraft (85’ – Greg Boehme), Emiliano Terzaghi, Mutaya Mwape (65’ – Jonathan Bolanos), Luke Pavone (75’ – Amass Amankona), Matt Bolduc

Unused Substitutes: Lee Johnston, Hassan Pinto, Gianluca Cuomo, Charles Boateng, Greg Boehme

Tucson GK Carlos Merancio, Esteban Calvo, Charlie Booth (82’ – Darryl Longdon), Niall Logue, Tommy Silva, Raheem Sommersall (70’ – Ramone Howell), Erik Virgen (70’ – Charlie Dennis), Elivelton, Roberto Alacron, Shak Adams, Giovanni Godoy (56’ – Azaad Liadi)

Unused Substitutes: Amahl Knight, Adrian Valenzuela, Joshua Coan, Darryl Longdon

STATISTICS

Team Shots Saves Fouls Corners
Richmond 14 2 17 4
Tucson 11 4 12 6

SCORING SUMMARY

Min Team Player
7′ RIC Ivan Magalhães (Mutaya Mwape)
42′ RIC Emiliano Terzaghi (Ryley Kraft)
82′ TUC Shak Adams (Charlie Dennis)

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

Min Team Player
24′ RIC Ryley Kraft
35′ RIC Matt Bolduc
63′ TUC Niall Louge
90′ TUC Charlie Dennis

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

Min Team Player
None.

MATCH INFORMATION

Referee: Danielle Chesky
Assistant Referees: A. Max Smith, William Aten
Fourth Official: Jeffrey Skinker
Attendance: 634
Weather: Rain, 73 ºF

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Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Open Season with a Win in New England

RVAHub is the only local organization to get pictures of the Kickers home opener.

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Official Richmond Kickers Summary

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION II
(1-1-0, 3 points)
0
RICHMOND KICKERS
(1-0-0, 3 points)
3 Bolanos (Gonzalez) 35’, Monticelli 45+2’, Anderson 90+3’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — (Saturday, April 17, 2020) — The Richmond Kickers (1-0-0) opened the 2021 USL League One season with a 3-0 victory on the road at New England Revolution II (1-1-0) Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. Jonathan Bolanos and Juan Pablo Monticelli gave the Kickers the two-goal lead heading into halftime. Late in the match, Oalex Anderson scored the third goal for Richmond.

11 minutes into the match, Richmond found their first look at goal. Ian Antley chipped in a cross towards the back post. Hernan Gonzalez was there for the header as his shot was stopped by the New England keeper.

Four minutes later, Emiliano Terzaghi came close to opening his account for the 2021 season. Zaca Moran floated the ball into the box finding Jalen Crisler. The center back squared the ball for Terzaghi, who calmly controlled, turned, and put his shot on frame only being denied by Edwards in goal for the Revs.

Jonathan Bolanos looked to create a chance for Richmond in the 19th minute. Victor Falck fed the ball to Bolanos on the wing. Getting by two defenders to get to the end line, Bolanos whipped in a cross looking for Gonzalez as Edwards came off his line to punch it away.

Richmond would score their opening goal of the season in the 35 minute from Bolanos. Falck found Gonzalez at the top of the box. As the Argentine was controlling the ball, Bolanos came in with an overlapping run to get control of the ball and lofted it into the back of the net over a defender and the keeper for the opener.

Juan Pablo Monticelli scored on his Kickers debut as he doubled the lead for Richmond just before halftime. Bolanos served in a corner kick. Edwards came out to punch the ball away from Gonzalez. The ball fell to the feet of Monticelli, who was crashing the goal and made no mistake to find the back of the net.

Oalex Anderson continued how he finished last season, scoring his first goal of the season in the third minute of second-half stoppage time. Akira Fitzgerald played the long ball forward as New England’s Sean O’Hearn looked to head the ball back to his keeper. Anderson powered himself past O’Hearn to chip the keeper and find the back of the net.

It was a team effort on the defensive side of the ball. The Kickers did not allow a single shot on target by the Revs. Jalen Crisler and Ivan Magalhães had a strong first outing as a center-back duo. Crisler led the team with seven clearances and Magalhães was tied on the team with two interceptions. Both defenders came up big late in the match to add a block apiece to preserve the first clean sheet of the season.

The Kickers open up the home portion of their schedule next Saturday night, April 24 as the 2020 USL League One Title-Winners, Greenville Triumph SC makes the trip to City Stadium, presented by Bon Secours. Kickoff for that match is at 6:30 p.m. Save 50% on your matchday ticket with a Kickers+ subscription, plus several other perks at RichmondKickers.com/KickersPlus. Tickets are still available at RichmondKickers.com/Tickets.

BOX SCORE
Team First Half Second Half Final
New England 0 0 0
Richmond 2 1 3

LINEUPS

New England: Earl Edwards, Jr., Christian Mafla (77’ – Noel Buck), Sean O’Hearn, François Dulysse, Colby Quinones (68’ – Hikaru Fujiwara), Jake Rozhansky, Luis Caicedo (77’ – Ryan Spaulding), Damian Rivera (77’ – Michael Tsicoulias), Connor Presley, Ryan Sierakowski, Justin Rennicks (68’ – Michel)

Unused Substitutes: Joe Rice, Cole Dewhurst

Richmond: Akira Fitzgerald, Juan Pablo Monticelli, Ivan Magalhães, Jalen Crisler, Ian Antley (28’ – Luke Pavone), Zaca Moran, Victor Falck, Emiliano Terzaghi (90+5’ – Cameron Vickers), Jonathan Bolanos (72’ – Stanley Alves), Hernan Gonzalez (72’ – Oalex Anderson), Matt Bolduc

Unused Substitutes: Austin Aviza, Nathan Aune, Nil Vinyals

STATISTICS

Team Shots Saves Fouls Corners
New England 8 2 11 7
Richmond 9 0 16 4

SCORING SUMMARY

Min Team Player
35′ RIC Jonathan Bolanos (Hernan Gonzalez)
45+2′ RIC Juan Pablo Monticelli (unassisted)
90+3′ RIC Oalex Anderson (unassisted)

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

Min Team Player
36′ RIC Jonathan Bolanos
70′ NE Christian Mafla
76′ NE Luis Caicedo
79′ RIC Zaca Moran
88′ NE François Dulysse

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

Min Team Player
None.

MATCH INFORMATION

Referee: Thomas Snyder
Assistant Referees: Amilcar Sicaju, Ian Mangione
Fourth Official: Jeremy Scheer
Weather: Cloudy, 49 ºF

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Kickers Release New Jersey and it’s Very Richmond

Ukrop’s becomes the new front of jersey sponsor for both the pro team. Renewing their partnership, Bon Secours returns as the back of the jersey sponsor.

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Having been a supporter of the Kickers for many years I can say without a doubt this is the best jersey since the 1995 jersey. That 1995 had Arby’s as a sponsor which is hard to beat but I think they’ve done it with another slightly recognizable front of the jersey sponsor.

The official press release:

The Richmond Kickers unveil their new Adidas primary red kits for the 2021 season. Ukrop’s becomes the new front of jersey sponsor for both the pro team. Renewing their partnership, Bon Secours returns as the back of the jersey sponsor.

“We are excited to have Ukrop’s on the front of the pro jersey for the first time ever,” said Kickers Chairman, Rob Ukrop. “Ukrop’s was one of our first partners when the club was founded in 1993, and we are thankful for the continued support as our club continues to strengthen community connections through the beautiful game.”

Ukrop’s has been a long-time supporter of the Kickers, now moving to the front of the jerseys in 2021. From their roots as a grocery store started in 1937, to beloved national food manufacturer and a local Market Hall of today, Ukrop’s has always strived to nourish the lives of our customers and their communities.

“Ukrop’s support of soccer began in 1981 with the inaugural Richmond Invitational Indoor Soccer Tournament which attracted top youth teams from outside our region,” commented Bobby Ukrop, Chairman and CEO of Ukrop’s. “We have been pleased to be involved in helping support the amazing growth in soccer in RVA and sports tourism for more than four decades.”

Bon Secours enters their seventh year as a partner of the Kickers. As the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Richmond Kickers, Bon Secours brings a full spectrum of high-quality sports medicine care and services to both the Kickers professional team and youth players, including concussion awareness and management, orthopedic care, sports performance services, physical therapy, safety education, and injury prevention practices.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Richmond Kickers, and we are proud of the work we have done together over the last several years to strengthen the health of our community by helping Richmond’s youth stay active,” added Ryan Stuhlreyer, Vice President of Service Line Strategy, Bon Secours Richmond. “We look forward to maintaining this momentum into another great year and season ahead.”

The Kickers take the field this Saturday night on the road against New England Revolution II. This will be the first chance to catch a glance at the new secondary kits, plus the new sponsors. Kickoff for that match is set for 5:00 p.m. The match will stream live on ESPN+, along with locally in Richmond on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466). This match will also be broadcasted live in Spanish on the radio on WULT Ultra 94.1FM/1540AM.

The 2021 Home Opener is coming up on April 24, and you need to be at City Stadium with your Kickers+ subscription. Kickers+ is a brand new subscription service for the 2021 season that provides fans tons of value, flexibility, and sweet perks! Sign up today for only $59.99 – Kickers+ benefits include 50% off tickets to any regular season home match, 15% off merchandise at shop.richmondkickers.com, exclusive digital content, member events, and more! Click here for more info and to join today!

Stay up to date with all of the Kickers news at RichmondKickers.com and on social media on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube. Download the Richmond Kickers mobile app for news, contests, and more!

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Kickers Announce Broadcast Partners for Upcoming Season

Every Kickers match will be broadcast on WTVR 6.3 (Comcast 206/Verizon 466) or WTVR 6.1. Additionally, WULT Ultra 94.1FM/1540AM, is set to air all Kickers road matches on the radio in Spanish

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The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce their broadcast partners for the 2021 USL League One season. WTVR CBS 6 will continue their partnership with the Kickers to broadcast all matches this season. New for the 2021 season, Spanish radio station WULT Ultra 94.1FM/1540AM will air all road matches.

“Extending our partnership with CBS 6 through 2022 is very exciting for us, and a key part of our initiative to bring the Richmond community together,” said Amy Neal, Kickers VP of Partnerships. “We are proud to provide our fans the opportunity to watch any regular season game through the WTVR broadcast.”

A partnership that formed prior to the start of the 2017 season, the Kickers and CBS 6 are entering their fifth season. Throughout this time, both organizations have partnered on several different events such as car giveaways and the #RallyTogether Fund in 2020.

“A lot of exciting storylines for the Richmond Kickers’ 2021 season,” commented Stephen Hayes, WTVR CBS 6 General Manager. “CBS 6 looks forward to televising every match on WTVR 6.3 (Comcast 206/Verizon 466) or WTVR 6.1. Thanks to the Kickers for the high level of soccer they bring to Central Virginia as well as their commitment to our community.”

The Kickers entered into a new partnership for the 2021 season with WULT Ultra 94.1FM/1540AM, which is set to air all Kickers road matches on the radio in Spanish. John Emmett and Brenda Acevedo will be calling the action. Fans can listen in on UltraRadioRichmond.com.

“We are very proud to be the first radio station in Richmond to do the Richmond Kickers games play-by-play in Spanish,” added Michael Mazursky, President of Mobile Radio Partners, owner of WULT 94.1FM/1540AM and WTOX 1480AM. “This is just the beginning of partnering with the Kickers for many years to come. Futbol is the number one sport in the world and now the Hispanic community in Richmond can follow the away games in their native language.”

Adding to the excitement of this partnership, Kickers Senior Manager of Marketing and Branding, Alyn Carr said “I’m so glad and excited that we can finally give Kickers soccer in Spanish. This is a goal I’ve had since starting at the Kickers, and I’m glad that we are able to partner with wonderful people at Boomtown and Ultra Radio to start taking steps in that direction.”

With the 2021 Home Opener coming up April 24, it is time to make sure you are there with your Kickers+ subscription. Kickers+ is a brand new subscription service for the 2021 season that provides fans tons of value, flexibility, and sweet perks! Sign up today for only $59.99 – Kickers+ benefits include 50% off tickets to any regular season home match, 15% off merchandise at shop.richmondkickers.com, exclusive digital content, member events, and more! Click here for more info and to join today!

Stay up to date with all of the Kickers news at RichmondKickers.com and on social media on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube. Download the Richmond Kickers mobile app for news, contests, and more!

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