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Preview: Kickers take on Greenville in Top Table Battle

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

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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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Virtual Carter Jones/Fonticello Playground Meeting – Kids Encouraged to Attend

Parks, Recreations, and Community Facilities (PRCF) Department will be meeting virtually with community members to discuss possible replacement designs of the playground equipment in Carter Jones/Fonticello Park.

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Chris Schwartz from the City of Richmond’s Parks, Recreations, and Community Facilities (PRCF) Department will be meeting virtually with community members to discuss and review possible replacement designs of the playground equipment in Carter Jones/Fonticello Park.

The equipment was removed due safety concerns after being vandalized late last year. The replacement equipment once selected and funded will be moved to the New Master plan location to start the Markiya Simone Dickson Imagination Zone. The park master plans will be posted in the comments of the event link.

We are encouraging KIDS ages 5-12 to attend this meeting. Chris says he always gets the best playground feedback from them.

When: Saturday, January 23, 2021 – 10am
Topic: Carter Jones / Fonticello Playground Meeting

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Bookbinder’s Brings you Mac & Cheese on Another Level with BIGWIFE’S Pop-Up

This isn’t your typical mom’s mac & cheese. If your mom makes mac & cheese like this we would like to be adopted.

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Old Original Bookbinder’s Seafood & Steakhouse has launched a new experimental pop-up concept focusing exclusively on macaroni and cheese. BIGWIFE’S Mac & Cheese is operating for delivery and carryout from the Bookbinder’s kitchen.

The inventive menu includes creative spins like Buffalo Mac with spicy chicken and gorgonzola cheese; Little Figgy Mac with goat cheese, ham and fig; Mac Lorraine with bacon, scallions, and gruyere; and Greek Wedding Mac with tomato, olive, artichokes, pepperoncini and feta. Any mac can be made gluten free.

Orders can be placed at https://www.bigwifesmac.com/ and via Grubhub. BIGWIFE’S is open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Old Original Bookbinder’s is located at 2306 E Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223.

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Councilperson Kristen Larson’s Statement on Full Traffic Signal at Huguenot and Cherokee

Between 2015 and 2018, there were 26 vehicle crashes at the Huguenot and Cherokee intersection.

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Statement from Councilperson Kristen Larson:

Dear 4th District Neighbors:

I am writing to update you on the proposed full traffic signal at the intersection of Huguenot and Cherokee Roads. More than a year ago, on August 19, 2019, I hosted a meeting at the Huguenot Community Center to discuss the Department of Public Works’ (DPW) proposal for the signal. Travis Bridewell, the City’s Traffic Engineering Operations Manager, presented the proposal along with crash data justifying DPW’s support of the project. Between 2015 and 2018, there were 26 vehicle crashes at the Huguenot and Cherokee intersection. Since that meeting, our office has heard from many of you with safety concerns from drivers and bicyclists who pass through this well-trafficked area.

I realize that there are a number of residents who are concerned that the installation of a full traffic signal at this intersection might increase traffic volume and speeds along Cherokee Road. Fortunately, DPW will be installing 2 speed tables on Cherokee Road this spring which will help to slow and deter traffic. This was an option that was discussed at the meeting in 2019.

Based on the traffic crash data and the community feedback I have received over the past year, I am in full support of the Huguenot/Cherokee full traffic signal which will include ADA ramps, pedestrian countdown signals, and ladder crosswalks. The project is not currently funded, but I have expressed my support for it in forthcoming budgets.

Please feel free to email comments or questions to [email protected] or call (804) 646-5646.

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