Opponent: Ft. Lauderdale CF (5-7-2)
Date/Time: Saturday, July 16th, 6:30 PM
Last Result: Kickers 3 – North Texas 2
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Three Things to Kick About
- Momentum – Two weeks ago the Kickers came back twice to get the win. If they can keep that attitude and more importantly goal-scoring they’ve got a great chance to get the win.
- Keeping Pace or Sinking – The Kickers sit in the bottom half of the table. Due to having a bye week, they had to watch their position sink. A win on Saturday will allow them to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot. The Kickers have 15 points, Ft. Lauderdale 17 so the math is obvious. For reference league leaders Omaha and Greenville sit at 22 points. It’s crucial that the Kickers don’t let that gap widen.
- Young Blood – Earlier this week the Kickers announced the signing of Richmond United midfielder Damian Gallegos to a USL Academy contract. Gallegos (18), a native of Mechanicsville, Va., has played for Richmond United for the last six years. Previously, he was a Richmond Kickers Youth player as a member of the U12 Elite team, and as a member of the travel teams starting at U9. “The Richmond Kickers pro team is about the community and we want to represent that community well,” Sawatzky said. “Damian is from the local youth soccer community and he embodies character in his approach. I think the speed of play and speed of thought in the pro training will help him as he grows, but he is a natural in our culture because he is humble, works hard, and he appreciates the opportunity to play with us before he heads off to college.”
I want to believe. This team has the talent it all comes down to execution. It’s going to be a hot-steamy night and I think the bye week will give the Kickers just enough of an advantage to pull off a win.
Kickers 1 – Baby Beckhams 0
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Richmond came out in the second half and earned a penalty which Terzaghi converted adding to his six-goal tally for the season so far. Then, Terzaghi would assist Jonathan Bolanos for a brilliant lofted shot that would beat several NTX defenders and the goalie as well to hit the corner of the post and bounce over the goal line. Richmond Kickers finished the match with 13 shots. Bolanos and Terzaghi combined for seven shots and five shots on target. Zaca Moran was all over the field and had a passing accuracy of 89.5%. Jalen Crisler had eight clearances and five interceptions and Akira Fitzgerald made six saves to see out the 3-2 win over North Texas for the first time in Richmond Kickers’ history.
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Take Down Your Bird Feeders to Help Fight Unknown Disease
We’re big fans of birds and hope this disease doesn’t cause too much damage.
Statement by Virginia Cooperative Extension Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Virginia is one of a growing number of states in the mid-Atlantic and greater Ohio River Valley regions currently experiencing a situation where large numbers of birds have become sick, incapacitated, or died. Although extensive investigation and testing is underway, a causative agent has not yet been identified. Not all bird species appear to be affected; those most affected so far have been Common Grackles, Blue Jays, European Starlings, American Robins, and various finch species. At this time, there does not appear to be any indication of transmission to or impact for humans, but residents are urged to not come into direct contact with nor handle any birds until such time as a causative factor has been determined.
At this time, residents are being asked to immediately do the following:
- Take down all bird feeders, empty and properly dispose of any unused contents, clean and disinfect (with 10% bleach solution) the feeders, and let air dry before putting them into temporary storage. Do not refill or replace feeders until directed that conditions are safe to resume feeding. Although there is no evidence to suggest that hummingbirds currently are being impacted by this event, it is recommended that all hummingbird feeders also should be a part of this sanitation effort.
- Empty, clean, and disinfect (with 10% bleach solution) any bird baths or other receptacle used to provide birds with water for drinking or bathing; do not refill until directed. • Keep companion animals away from sick or dead birds.
- Do not touch or handle sick or dead birds unless necessary for safety reasons; where contact is necessary, wear disposable gloves that then can be disposed safely without exposing others to potential hazard.
- If sick and/or dying birds are encountered, please complete and submit a reporting form (https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/diseases/bird-mortalityreporting-form/) to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.
Because of the volume of birds involved in this event, many of our local wildlife rehabilitators are being overwhelmed with requests to provide care. Before thinking about transporting any birds to a rehabilitator, call ahead and make sure the facility is willing and capable of accepting additional patients and to obtain instructions on how to legally and safely transport an animal in need of care.
Additional information about this mortality event can be obtained at the website of the U.S. National Wildlife Health Center (https://www.usgs.gov/news/interagencystatement-usgs-and-partners-investigating-dc-area-bird-mortality-event).
Don’t worry about your feathered friends going hungry. Summertime is a time of plenty for the birds.
Hermitage Richmond hosting “Concert Under The Stars” series beginning this Friday
All three of these live music events will take place on the lawn at 1600 Westwood Avenue and are free and open to all residents, families, team members, and community friends who share a love of music and camaraderie.
Hermitage Richmond in Ginter Park has announced a new outdoor concert series which will be hosted on the front lawn of the senior living community.
- June 11th at 7 p.m. – Joe Laluna will perform a mixture of jazz, American Standards, and popular contemporary music
- July 9th at 7 p.m. – Me and Martha will perform American Rural Roots Mountain Music
- August 6th at 7 p.m. – Second Floor Band will bring a mixture of danceable classic rock, swing, big band, Motown, R&B, and jazz
All three of these live music events will take place on the lawn at 1600 Westwood Avenue and are free and open to all residents, families, team members, and community friends who share a love of music and camaraderie. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. Social distancing and face masks are recommended.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy great live music and share a family-friendly evening under the stars with our residents and neighbors,” said executive director Amy Chapman. “We want everyone to have a great time and know that good times are always celebrated at Hermitage Richmond.”
Concert Under the Stars is the latest addition to Hermitage’s Richmond on the Green series that hosts an array of campus events and fulfills its mission of “Enriching Life’s Journey.”
South of the James Farmers Market is Back Tonight
Time to get your market on again.
Today is the first day the South of the James Farmers Market is back in Forest Hill Park. The smaller version of the market runs from 4-7 PM. Masks are required and no eating or drinking is allowed in the market area.
Keep up to date on rotating vendors and other information by following South of the James Farmers Market on Facebook.