Connect with us

Community

Preview: Kickers take on Greenville in Top Table Battle

Avatar

Published

on

Opponent: Greenville Triumph (5, 1, 1)
Date/Time: Saturday, Aug. 29th, – 6:30 PM
Last Result: Kickers 2, New England 1

Weather Forecast from Weatherbug.com

Three Things to Kick About

  1. Terzaghi – He scores when he wants. Four goals in five games. Greenville will be sure to focus on him which should open the game for some other players.
  2. Kraft – Ryley Kraft nabbed is first professional goal last weekend and has is the running for most improved player from last year. That goal could be the spark that set this young player on fire. He’s Krafty.
  3. Weather – Two weeks ago we had torrential rain leading up to the game. This week it could be another wet one but an equal chance that we’ll dodge the rain bullet. Rain would obviously have an impact on the game but let’s just keep an eye to the heavens.

Prediction

Greenville is coming off a loss in New England on Wednesday. The Kickers were a good bit better than New England so logic dictates that the Kickers are better than Greenville. Following that logic and adding on Greenville having to travel along the eastern seaboard leading into the game the advantage is clearly with Richmond. Playing at home just adds to Kickers chance to win and get three points closer to the top of the table. As always the only worry is the Kickers defense in the waning minutes of the game, it’s been weak nearly every game.

Kickers 2 – Greenville 1

 

Official Kickers Preview

The Richmond Kickers (3-1-1) return back home to City Stadium this Saturday night riding a four-match unbeaten streak as they host the league leaders Greenville Triumph SC (5-1-1) with the Bon Secours Cup on the line. Kickoff for this clash is set for 6:30 p.m. and will air live on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming on ESPN+. A limited number of tickets are still available now at RichmondKickers.com/Tickets.
The series between these two clubs is even at two wins apiece since this USL League One rivalry started last season. Greenville got the better of the Kickers earlier this season back on July 25 at Legacy Early College. Jake Keegan broke the stalemate in the 21st minute after a scramble in the box. 14 minutes later Matt Bolduc got the Kickers back into the match. An own goal and a second goal from Jake Keegan put the hosts in the lead. Emiliano Terzaghi scored his first goal with Richmond, but it would not be enough to salvage the draw on the road.
Richmond picked up their third-straight victory last Friday night at Gillette Stadium against New England Revolution II, 2-1. Despite the Kickers hitting the woodwork twice in the first half, both teams headed into halftime deadlocked in a scoreless draw. That stalemate was broken in the 54th minute when Matt Bolduc was able to slip the ball through for Emiliano Terzaghi to continue his form, scoring his fourth goal in five matches. A curling effort by Mayele Malango in the 71st minute pulled the home side level once again. However, 11 minutes later, Ian Antley dropped in a cross right to the back post as Ryley Kraft slid in to finish it off for the game-winner.
Greenville saw their six-match unbeaten run come to an end Wednesday night on the road against New England Revolution II. The teams came out of halftime looking for an opening goal after finishing the first half scoreless. In the 57th minute, Connor Pressley fed the ball up the right wing for Nicolas Firmino. Without pressure from the Triumph defense, Firmino worked his way into the box until he found the right space to lay the ball off for Ryo Shimazaki to run onto at the top of the box and put it past Dallas Jaye. That was the first goal the Triumph conceded since Terzaghi’s goal in the Kickers match at Greenville. Jaye ended the night with four saves, but it would not be enough as Revolution II claimed their first victory of the season.
The Kickers go on the road next Saturday night, traveling to face FC Tucson at Kino North Stadium. This match kicks off at 10:30 p.m. EDT. Catch the match live on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming on ESPN+.
Stay up to date with the latest news from the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com and on the official team app.

Richmond

Earning a spot in the USL League One Team of the Week, defender Ian Antley (#2) set up Ryley Kraft’s game-winner goal last Friday night at New England. With that assist, the Sharpsburg, Ga. native leads the Kickers with two assists in his rookie season. Forward Emiliano Terzaghi (#32) continues his early season form, scoring the first goal in the Kickers win over Revolution II. The Argentine now has scored four goals in five matches, including a goal in the last three Kickers victories. Defender Scott Thomsen (#3) has played in all five matches for the Kickers this season, starting in four of those. He has six clearances and five interceptions through the start of the season as the Kickers have continued their four-match unbeaten streak.

Greenville

Goalkeeper Dallas Jaye (#22) leads the league with five clean sheets this season. Before giving up the game winner against New England, Jaye had posted a 433 minute shutout streak. Forward Jake Keegan (#9) leads the Triumph with three goals so far this year through seven appearances, tying him for fourth in the league. In the last match against the Kickers, Keegan netted a brace to lead the team to a victory against Richmond. Posting two assists this year, midfielder Alex Morrell (#7) tops the team in this category through the first seven matches. Morrell also sits second in the league with 13 chances created.

Comments

comments

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.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Business

CEO of Richmond-based Elephant Insurance’s parent company gifting employees $13 million

As a thank you to all the staff at Admiral and Elephant Insurance who have made his 29 years with the company so special, David Stevens and his wife, Heather will give £1,000 to every full-time member of staff and £500 to all other staff. For employees in the United States, this equates to around $1,300 for full-time employees and $650 for part-time employees.

RVAHub Staff

Published

on

David Stevens, CEO and co-founder of Elephant Insurance’s parent company, Admiral Group, announced yesterday he will give a personal gift of around $13 million to over 11,000 employees ahead of his retirement.

As a thank you to all the staff at Admiral and Elephant Insurance who have made his 29 years with the company so special, David Stevens and his wife, Heather will give £1,000 to every full-time member of staff and £500 to all other staff. For employees in the United States, this equates to around $1,300 for full-time employees and $650 for part-time employees.

“Saying thank you to all the Admiral staff in this way is the right thing to do, and I’m so proud and fortunate to have worked with such a special group of people,” said David Stevens, CEO and co-found of Admiral. “Their hard work and dedication has allowed Admiral to grow from a start-up with one brand, zero customers and 57 members of staff, to a FTSE 100 company worth around £8 billion with multiple brands, millions of customers and over 11,000 staff worldwide. Thank you from myself and my wife to everyone at Admiral.”

All Admiral staff, whether they work in Richmond or Rome, Newport or Delhi and everywhere in-between, will benefit from the gift.

“Today and every day, we are so appreciative to work for a company under the Admiral umbrella,” said Alberto Schiavon, CEO of Elephant Insurance. “David Stevens’ generosity will impact all of Elephant’s more than 630 employees, most of whom are here in Richmond. We wish him well in this new stage of life and look forward to welcoming Admiral’s new CEO, Milena Mondini de Focatiis.”

For more information about Elephant Insurance, visit www.elephant.com.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Government

GRTC offering new shuttle to City Office of the General Registrar leading up to election

Beginning Wednesday, September 23, GRTC is offering riders a safe and accessible shuttle service to reach the new City of Richmond’s Office of the General Registrar, which was recently relocated to a larger facility with more room to observe social distancing for in-person absentee voting.

RVAHub Staff

Published

on

Beginning Wednesday, September 23, GRTC is offering riders a safe and accessible shuttle service to reach the new City of Richmond’s Office of the General Registrar, which was recently relocated to a larger facility with more room to observe social distancing for in-person absentee voting. Pre-election day services are available through October 31 at the new building at 2134 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23227.

Smaller, nimbler shuttle vans pick up passengers Monday – Saturday from two popular connection points in the GRTC bus network: 9th and Marshall on the North side of City Hall, and Broad and Robinson on the North side of the street by the Science Museum of Virginia. GRTC remains zero-fare, and shuttles are free to ride, as well, with funding support provided by the City of Richmond.

The service operates hourly. Weekday trips start at City Hall at 7:45 AM and run once an hour, with the last trip leaving the registrar’s location at 5:15 PM. Additional early voting service operates once an hour on both Saturday October 24 and 31 from 8:45 AM until the last trip at 5:15 PM.

CARE customers can continue to use CARE van service for free and may schedule trips to the new registrar’s office.

The Office of the General Registrar is open as a pre-election day voting location starting September 18 through October 31 from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday, except holidays, and 9 AM to 5 PM the two Saturdays before every election. Additional pre-election day voting locations open October 24 through October 31 at City Hall (900 East Broad Street) and Hickory Hill Community Center (3000 East Belt Boulevard) on weekdays 8 AM to 5 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM.

The last date to vote early in-person is October 31. For a complete list of Election Day (November 3) polling locations, most of which have a bus stop nearby, click here.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Crime

VIDEO: Suspect sought in serial destruction of property at downtown law firm

Security video shows the suspect outside Tavenner & Beran, PLC, located at 20 N 8th Street, on Saturday, September 19. The most recent incident occurred on September 21.

RVAHub Staff

Published

on

From Richmond Police:

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the man in the photo and video shown here who intentionally cut the phone and internet cables to a private law firm on several occasions this year.

Security video shows the suspect outside Tavenner & Beran, PLC, located at 20 N 8th Street, on Saturday, September 19. The most recent incident occurred on September 21.

Detectives believe this suspect opened the electrical box and cut the wires inside back in January. After a lock was installed, he proceeded to cut all the wires to the electrical box again.

Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective J. Land at (804) 646-3103 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used.  All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

Richmond Weather