KICKERS ANNOUNCE PRESEASON SCHEDULE
RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, January 30, 2012) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the 2012 preseason schedule, featuring games against local favorites Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday, March 3 and NCAA National Champions University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 17 at the state-of-the-art sports complex, Ukrop Park. The Kickers will cap off their preseason schedule against ACC powerhouse University of Maryland on Saturday, March 31 at Richmond City Stadium.
“We are pleased to play such a competitive preseason schedule,” commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Head Coach and Director of Soccer. “The first two regular season games against Charleston and Orlando will be very difficult as both teams have the advantage of a longer preseason as well as the luxury of facing MLS teams during that time. Our games, especially the showcase games, will be beneficial for our players, while providing an early opportunity for our fans to see how the team is progressing."
Fans are invited to get a first look at the Kickers 2012 squad, including USL PRO all-star, Jason Yeisley, as well as other potential new signings. Tickets for the Kickers preseason matches are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com for $5.00 each (youth and adult). All-Access Pass Holders will be admitted free.
In addition to the three showcase matches, the Kickers will face an intense lineup of closed door preseason scrimmages including games against James Madison University, William & Mary, Old Dominion University and Longwood University beginning Saturday, February 25. The 20th Anniversary season kicks off Saturday, April 7 when the Kickers play host to long-time rivals Charleston Battery and the first leg of the Pioneer Cup.
2012 Richmond Kickers Preseason Schedule
James Madison University
Virginia Commonwealth University
University of North Carolina
William & Mary
Old Dominion University
University of Maryland