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Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Beat the Best

Only one goal was scored on Saturday night and it was for the hometown team.

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Emiliano Terzaghi scored the game-winning goal in front of the Richmond Kickers’ (8-8-7) largest crowd of the season over second-place Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (10-4-10) and notched the first Kickers’ win over Chattanooga in USL League One history.

The official’s whistle blew and the Richmond Kickers home rematch against the Red Wolves was underway. In the 11th minute, Chattanooga found themselves on the attack after their high press.

Blake Frischknecht found space on the left side of the box and shot at goal but Akira Fitzgerald’s reactions were sublime and he parried the ball over the crossbar. Shortly after, Esteban Calvo threaded a perfectly-weighted through pass into Ethan Bryant who made an incisive run into the Chattanooga box and centered the ball, but the Chattanooga defense cleared it for a corner.

After a tense 20 minutes of back-and-forth play between the sides, Bryant received a pass outside of the Chattanooga box as he was surging up the right-wing and curled an in-swinging cross to Jonathan Bolanos who soared into the air to power a header at goal but the attempt went just slightly over the crossbar.

With only a minute left in the first half, Bolanos held possession of the ball near the corner flag and managed to sneak a pass into Emiliano Terzaghi near the edge of the Chattanooga box. Terzaghi turned and fired off his first shot of the night, but Tim Trilk got behind the shot and collected it to keep the first half scoreless, 0-0.

The second half was underway at a packed City Stadium, and the two sides jumped right back into action with the same fervor and intensity. Only five minutes into the half, and Bolanos was freed up on the left-wing, he held up the play and waited for Chris Cole to overlap who sent a ball into Terzaghi at the center of the box.

Terzaghi took a shot, but it was deflected out for a corner. Victor Falck received the set piece delivery outside of the Chattanooga box and curled in a wonderfully-weighted pass to the head of Jalen Crisler who knocked the ball towards the far post, nearly beating Trilk who pawed the ball away right into the run of Terzaghi. The Argentine talisman caught the bouncing deflection with a beautifully hit side-footed volley that smashed into the back of the net.

With the introduction of Nathan Aune and Devante Dubose onto the pitch in the 68th minute, the Reds looked to reinforce their defense for the remainder of the match with some fresh legs and physicality to see out their lead. The substitution marked a special moment for Dubose who was making his City Stadium debut after recovering from a knee injury suffered last summer.

A few minutes later, in the 74th minute, Richmond was on the front foot of a counterattack. Nil Vinyals gained possession just outside of the Richmond box and sent Bolanos running forward with a long ball forward. Bolanos dribbled all the way from half field into the Chattanooga box, he turned, held the ball up and laid a pass off to Matt Bolduc who caught the pass in stride and struck it with his weak foot but the shot went just over the bar.

With only five minutes left of regular time, Chattanooga had a set piece outside of the Richmond box. The free kick was delivered into the box, but Jason Ramos, who was previously booked in the first half was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Fitzgerald. Ramos was ejected from the match and Chattanooga was down a man and a goal.

As the clock hit the 90th minute, the fourth official indicated seven minutes of stoppage time, and Richmond would have to batten down the hatches to earn a hard-fought three points. Late into stoppage time, Trilk attempted to distribute the ball out of the backfield but Vinyals intercepted and had a go at the goal that Trilk left open behind him but the ball went only slightly over the bar.

Richmond saw out the remaining minutes of the match and walked off the pitch having earned three points at City Stadium for the second match in a row.

Richmond will return to City Stadium for a midweek matchup against Henny Derby-rivals, Forward Madison, Wednesday, October 6. With both teams separated by only two points, the match will have massive implications on the USL League One playoffs as the Kickers finally have the opportunity to host their rivals at City Stadium for the first time this season. Kickoff for the match is set for 6:30 p.m.

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

BOX SCORE

First Half Second Half Final
Richmond 0 1 1
Chattanooga 0 0 0

LINEUPS

Richmond: Akira Fitzgerald, Chris Cole, Ivan Magalhães, Jalen Crisler, Esteban Calvo (68’ – Devante Dubose), Victor Falck, Matt Bolduc, Nil Vinyals, Jonathan Bolanos (83’ – Luke Pavone), Emiliano Terzaghi (90+6’ – Hernan Gonzalez), Ethan Bryant (68’ – Nathan Aune)

Unused Substitutes: Austin Causey, Juan Pablo Monticelli, Oalex Anderson

Chattanooga: Tim Trilk, Jonathan Ricketts, Jason Ramos, Jonathan Esparza, Ronaldo Pineda, Jimmie Villalobos, Ualefi (75’ – Juan Galindrez), Rey Ortiz (58’ – Mark Hernández), Ricky Ruiz, José Carrera-Garcia, Blake Frischknecht (58‘ – David Texeira)

Unused Substitutes: Angel Espana, Sebastian Mora-Mora, Jackson Dietrich, Jorge LunaSTATISTICS

Shots Saves Fouls Corners
Richmond 10 6 20 3
Chattanooga 21 3 14 7

SCORING SUMMARY

52’ RIC Terzaghi

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

29’

33’

38’

43’

45+1’

78’

82’

84’

85’

90’

90’+8

CHA

RIC

RIC

CHA

CHA

CHA

RIC

RIC

CHA

RIC

RIC

Ramos

Bolanos

Magalhães

Ortiz

Pineda

Hernandez

Vinyals

Dubose

Ramos

Pavone

Bolduc

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

85’    CHA    Ramos

MATCH INFORMATION
Referee: Matt Franz    
Asst. Referee: Meghan Mullen, Jonah Kind
Fourth Official: Nickrod Fateh
Attendance: 2868
Weather: Sunny, 78 ºF

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PHOTOS & GAME SUMMARY: Kickers Come From Behind to Win

As of right now, the Kickers sit in first place in the league. The next two games are on the road and include a match against the team that is in 2nd in the league.

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RICHMOND KICKERS: 3 45′ Vanacore-Decker (Ritchie), 56′ Terzaghi (Bentley), 64′ Terzaghi (Ritchie)
FC TUCSON: 1 28′ Calixtro

The Richmond Kickers (10-6-4, 34 pts) returned home with a come-from-behind win against FC Tucson (3-10-4, 13 pts) to sweep the three-game series with eight goals against Tucson’s single goal.

Emiliano Terzaghi scored two goals – tying him for the USL League One lead – and Ethan Vanacore-Decker scored his first goal as a Kicker. Stuart Ritchie tallied two assists and Matthew Bentley recorded one.

The Kickers had the first opportunity on goal early in the match in the 13th minute as Terzaghi played a back heel to Nil Vinyals. He returned the ball to Terzaghi who tried to chip the keeper but was denied by Tucson’s Carlos Merancio.

Tucson crossed the ball into the box and forced Fitzgerald to make a diving save in the 19th minute to keep the game 0-0.

In the 29th minute, Tucson drew first blood as Giovanni Calixtro scored in the far side off a back heel pass from his teammate Franco Perez.

The Roos responded in the 45th minute as Vanacore-Decker scored his first Kickers’ goal in City Stadium. Ritchie received the ball from the wings and found Vanacore-Decker in the box with plenty of space to turn behind the defender. He took the shot into the lower right corner of the net past the reach of the keeper.

In the span of 20 games, the Kickers have scored 19 goals in the first half.

Both teams sought the advantage but it finally came for the Roos in the 56th minute. Vinyals found Bentley onside behind the defender who snuck the ball in the perfect spot for Terzaghi to slide it right into the back of the net after being denied in the first half.

The Kickers continued knocking at the door for more as Jonathan Bolanos received the ball from Vinyals, took on the defenders, and took a shot that hit just outside the net just a few minutes after making his return from injury.

In the 64th minute, Ethan Bryant found Ritchie on the wing. Ritchie then crossed the ball into the box, finding Terzaghi in front of the defender who slid to put the ball past the keeper into the goal. This marked the second goal for Terzaghi and Ritchie’s second assist of the night.

Fitzgerald kept Tucson to only one goal in the 67th minute after denying an open shot from Jacob Crull.

Even in stoppage time, the Kickers had two more opportunities in the box almost back-to-back.

In the first minute of stoppage time, Leonardo Baima received the ball from Stephen Payne who then found Luke Pavone at the top of the box but was unlucky with his first touch.

In the second minute, Payne once again found Pavone on the run toward the end line who found Bolanos in the box but his shot went just wide of the net.

The Kickers are back on the road to face Greenville Triumph SC on Saturday, Aug. 13, for a top-of-the-table clash before traveling to Fresno, Calif. to take on Central Valley Fuego on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The Kickers return home on Saturday, Aug. 27 to take on Union Omaha during ’95 Open Cup Anniversary Celebration Night. Kickoff for the match against Union Omaha is set for 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at richmondkickers.com/tickets.

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

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Kickers at Home Against Tucson After Long Road Trip – Preview

The Kickers hope to keep FC Tucson in the basement while they scramble into first place.

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Opponent: FC Tucson (3 – 9 – 4)
Date/Time: Saturday, August 6th, 6:30 PM
Last Result: Kickers 1 – Northern Colorado 0

Weather Forecast from Weatherbug

This forecast is about as good as it gets in August.

 

Three Things to Kick About

  1. Fighting for First – The Kickers dropped down a bit after two losses and then immediately regained those spots with back-to-back wins. Unlike other seasons the Kickers have been fairly rock steady. Rarely leaving the top 4. This consistency is key and they should be able to keep it up against a last place Tucson.
  2. On the Road Again – The last part of July and early August the Kickers got their fill of travel. They played at home on July 16th but then headed to Fresno on the 23rd. Then it was back to Richmond and a bus trip down to Cary on July 27th. They capped it off by then flying to Colorado to face the Hailstorm on August 6th. Is there a term for worst than jet lag? because I’m sure the team has it right now.
  3. Getting it Down Barely – The Kickers have won the past two games but just by the skin of their teeth. When in Cary on July 27th it was the 90th minute and the Kickers were down 2-1, they stormed back and with two goals and snatched a win. It was one of the most exciting and surprising games I’ve been lucky enough to watch. They followed up that excitement with more heroics in Colorado. The Hailstorm dominated every stat and rarely lost possession. Then in the 32 minute Golden Boot contender Terzaghi blasted a shot from 40 yards into the back of the net. That didn’t change the flow of the game and without Fitzgerald in goal the Kicker would have surely lost.The excitement in Cary shouldn’t be missed.

Prediction

I’m truly worried about this game. The Kickers have missed Jonathan Bolanos who despite missing the last 3? games still leads the league in assists with 7. Not to mention his 3 goals. No word on when he’ll be back but the Kickers are not the same team without him. This combined with the previously mentioned travel makes it a tough match and will test their depth. The Kickers don’t get any real rest either because the next two games are on the road as well. On the plus side Terzaghi is still in the running for Golden Boot with 9 goals and just two behind the leader some dude from Greenville. Bently also seems to have found his form a bit and has notched 5 goals and midfielder Nil Vinyals has 4. The Kickers have offensive depth like no Kickers team I’ve seen. With that being said there is no choice but to go with the home team.

Kickers 3 Tucson 1

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Matt Turner Returns and Brings Arsenal – Photos

Former Richmond Kicker and current Arsenal goalkeeper played a friendly up in Baltimore and we’ve got the pictures to prove it.

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Saturday night, Arsenal beat Everton, 2-0, in a friendly preseason game held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. It gets glossed over but Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner has Richmond roots. Before heading overseas to Arsenal he was plying his trade with the New England Revolution. Prior to that in 2016-2017, he was on loan to the Richmond Kickers. One can only assume (admittedly many will disagree) that these crucial years in Richmond lead to his current success.  At the very least he gave us enough of a connection to get a press pass.

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