Kickers Unveil New Pre-professional Women’s Team the Richmond Ivy

Made of many, Ivy forms impossibly strong bonds, always lifting each other up, and defying adversity with determination and unity.



Richmond’s United Soccer League Women’s team has announced that it will be known as the Richmond Ivy Soccer Club. The team is affliated with the Richmond Kickers that play in USL1. The Ivy held their grand reveal last night to members of their Founder’s Club.

From the press release.

USL W League Richmond announced, Wednesday, that the club’s official name will be Richmond Ivy Soccer Club. The new USL W expansion side will take the pitch for the very first time on May 11, 2024 under a brand new crest and the new name: Richmond Ivy.

Richmond has grown into a city where we lift each other up and look to grow in order to build a more tight-knit community. This city has provided a space in which women and women’s soccer have been able to thrive.

“Welcome to Richmond Ivy!” Sporting Director Madeline McCracken said. “We are so thrilled to have our players represent this brand and this crest out on the pitch. The work Alex, Alyn and the rest of the team put in has been nothing short of thorough and it shows in the identity we are able to share with you. We hope every Richmond soccer fan can get excited to gear up for May 11th now that they know they’ll be cheering on the Ivy.”

Bringing a USL W League team to the River City means to invest further in the women around us and their visions. Here in Richmond, we provide a place to grow as athletes, as people, and as leaders in the community.

Richmond Ivy Soccer Club fits perfectly into that vision. This club and this city are made of many. Bringing together the best talent the city presently holds, in tandem with the return of some of Richmond’s most incredible players, creates a sturdy foundation for Richmond Ivy to grow, as leaves of the same vine.
Richmond Ivy Soccer Club Manifesto

Richmond’s hillsides, riverbanks and historic homes are united by the bonds of Ivy’s twisting vines. Ivy is elegant and beautiful but it is also creative and tenacious. Ivy is always striving for greatness, overcoming obstacles and climbing ever higher.

When you’re an Ivy, you’re part of something so much bigger than yourself. You become part of something that continues to grow with every season, athlete, fan and supporter of the beautiful game in Richmond, Virginia.

Made of many, Ivy forms impossibly strong bonds, always lifting each other up, and defying adversity with determination and unity.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Richmond Ivy in action this season! Stay tuned to Richmond Ivy’s social channels on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more updates ahead of kickoff in 2024!

The Ivy kick off their campaign on May 11th at City Stadium.

A few photos from last night’s event.

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