Apr 30, 2013

UVA Women's Soccer add six players to 2013 Class

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s soccer program has announced that six players will join the Cavalier program for the 2013 season. Tori Hanway (Washington, D.C.), Nicole Johnson (McLean, Va.), Morgan Reuther (Chantilly, Va.), Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) and Morgan Stearns (San Antonio, Texas) will make up the Cavaliers’ first-year class this fall. They are joined by Annie Steinlage (Grand Haven, Mich.), who transferred to Virginia after three seasons at Michigan State.

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Apr 26, 2013

D.C. United announce u12 Pre-Academy tryouts

D.C. United to hold tryouts for newly formed U-12 Pre-Academy team, as well as for U-13s and U-15s
United searching for preeminent Pre-Academy talent ahead of 2013 fall season
Washington D.C. (April 26, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that it will be holding tryouts for its newly formed U-12 Pre-Academy side, as well as its U-13 and U-15 Pre-Academy teams. The U-12 squad will serve as a feeder system for the U-14, U-16 and U-18 Academy teams and will ultimately carve a path for players to become part of D.C. United’s First Team. D.C. United’s Pre-Academy system aims to provide its members with intensive, more frequent training sessions (3-4 times per week) with an added competitive element, while offering the opportunity for young players to connect with D.C. United’s local professional team. The U-12s will compete in the Pre-Academy league, as well as local leagues, MLS events, elite tournaments and matches with affiliate clubs.

“While identifying players is a priority, it is only a small part of what we do,” said D.C. United’s Director of Youth Development Sonny Silooy. “The bigger part is to develop the identified talented players to reach the First Team. Our system has also proven that our Academy players will succeed in the next step of top-level colleges. Moving to the U-12 age group is the natural progression so that we can train and develop players for a longer period of time.”

Kickers host Fiesta latina at City Stadium Saturday, May 4

RICHMOND, VA - (Friday, April 26, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host Fiesta Latina, presented by Arco Iris Latino Market, on Saturday, May 4.  The fun begins at City Stadium when the gates open at 6:00 p.m. with authentic Mexican and Central American food trucks, draft beer trucks and live Latin music.  The professional soccer game highlights the event when the Kickers battle the Charlotte Eagles at 7:00 p.m.  
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The Kickers’ Fiesta will feature the festive Latin rhythms of Grupo Miel, who will perform merengue, bachata and cumbia before the game.  Authentic food trucks, serving a variety of flavorful Mexican and Central American fare, will be on site while the Loveland Distributing outdoor bar area will feature Miller Lite, Blue Moon and other seasonal beers on tap, providing a unique gathering place for fans.

On the north side of the concourse, the Kickers specially designated Family Zone, presented by Dr. Babik from Crossridge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, will feature an exclusive seating section, inflatable games, face painting and fun for kids of all ages.  Delicious and affordable concessions will be available including Papa John’s pizza, fresh-squeezed lemonade, ice cream and Nesquik low-fat chocolate milk.     

Apr 25, 2013

2013 Kohl’s American Cup Championship Tournament


If you are going to be on a soccer field on Father’s Day, you should be with us at the Kohl’s American Cup Championship Tournament!!   The tournament will be held June 15 - 16, 2013 at Patriot Park - 5710 Smith Station Road - Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

The tournament is open to Club & Recreational Teams ages U8 - U19. The entry fee for U8 & U9 is $275, U10 & U12 is $325, U13 & U14 is $365, U15 & U16 is $375 and U17 & U19 is $400.  Each team is guaranteed 3 games.

There will be an interactive section for all kids to enjoy themselves, good bags for all, come see what else we have going on...

More information on the tournament or to read the rules, click here.   For more information on this fun filled event contact Lisa Wilson at 540-693-1430
Click here to register  for the 2013 Kohl’s American Cup

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Apr 23, 2013

Multiple players from Virginia clubs invited to U.S. Soccer Training Center

The following D.C. United Academy and Pre-Academy players were invited to the U.S. Soccer Training Center in Germantown, Md., on April 17: 

  • Fola Adetola (Bowie, Md.; Freestate Soccer Alliance), 
  • Jonathon Bell (Potomac, Md.; Montgomery Soccer Club), 
  • Lance Dasilva (Spotsylvania, Va.; Richmond Strikers), 
  • Christophe Koffi, Milton Juarez (Woodbridge, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.), 
  • Zach McMurrer (Woodbridge, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.), 
  • Miles Robinson (Woodbridge, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.), 
  • Jonathon Sousa (Frederick, Md.; Calverton Soccer Club), 
  • Gerson Umana, Trey Vinson (Manassas, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.), 
  • Brandon Williamson (Potomac, Md.; Team America Premier) [97/98] and Jose Carranza (Manassas, Va.; Northern Virginia Soccer Club), 
  • Chris Durkin (Glen Allen, Va.; Richmond Kickers), 
  • Derrin Kokuuslu (Falls Church, Va.; Annandale Boys and Girls Club), 
  • Julius Lansiquot (Bowie, Md.; Cerritos Academy) and
  • Andrew Nicholas (Nokesville, Va.; Northern Virginia Soccer Club) [99/00].

Apr 22, 2013

JMU Women's Head Coach David Lombardo Announces 2013 Recruiting Class

HARRISONBURG, Va., April 22, 2013 -- James Madison women's soccer Head Coach David Lombardo has announced the Dukes' eight-player recruiting class of 2013.

The class of 2013 includes:

Allison Bortell, 5'8", Midfielder, Midlothian, Va., James River H.S.,
Club: Richmond Kickers

Lombardo on Bortell:  "Allison brings a good athletic dimension to the defensive center midfield. She is a steady and reliable player who will be competing for playing time."

Sydney Braun-McLeod
(pronounced Brawn-Mick-LOWD), 5'10", Forward, Ottawa, Ontario, Glebe Collegiate Institute, Club:  Ottawa Fury
Lombardo on Braun-McLeod:  "Sydney has track speed and will really help us break down other team's defenses. Her combination of size, speed and skill will make her a very dynamic presence in the attacking half of the field."

Allie Bunner, 5'7", Midfielder, Bristow, Va., Patriots H.S.,
Club:  McLean
Lombardo on Bunner:
  "Allie is a very talented and very versatile player. She has played everywhere on the field, but will likely see time in the midfield."

Maggie Buxton, 5'7", Goalkeeper, Round Hill, Va., Woodgrove H.S., Club:  FC Virginia
Lombardo on Buxton:  Maggie is a strong and aggressive goalkeeper. She will add a strong, physical dimension and a competitive mentality to our goalkeeping corps."

Ciara Conley
(See-AIR-ah), 5'4", Defender, Sewell, N.J., Pennington School, Club:  Match Fit United
Lombardo on Conley:  Ciara is a quick and athletic outside back. Her playing style is to get into the attack… that will match how we want our wingbacks to play."

Meghan Cox, 5'8", Defender/Midfielder, Springfield, Va., Robert E. Lee H.S,
Club: VSA Heat
Lombardo on Cox:
  "Meghan is a soccer junkie. She loves the game and plays multiple positions. Last summer, she won the "Golden Ball" award (MVP of the tournament) in the Under-17 national club championships, where her team, VSA Heat won the title. Most likely she will either be in the back or as a defensive center midfielder for us. I'm confident that she will strengthen any role that she plays in."

Ashley Herndon, 5'7",. Forward, Ashburn, Va., Stone Bridge H.S.,
Club: FC Virginia
Lombardo on Herndon:
  "Ashley has been a proven goal scorer on every team that she has played on. I expect that will continue once she gets to college. She is fast, fit and skillful and has a tremendous nose for the goal. I'm confident that she will help add some fire power to our offense. Last summer, she and Meghan Cox played on the same club team (VSA Heat) that won the Under-17 national club championship. Ashley won the "Golden Boot" (highest scorer in the tournament) to help VSA Heat win the tournament."

Jennie Sroba
(Suh-ROH-bah), 5'6", Defender, Manakin-Sabot, Va., Collegiate School, Club: Richmond Strikers
Lombardo on Sroba:  "Jennie is a fast, athletic outside back. She brings track-speed and a left foot to add some depth and versatility to our flank game. She will either play wing back or wing midfielder for us.

JMU has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 10 times over the last 17 seasons and has won three Colonial Athletic Association championships in that time span.

The Lonely Position - Watch and Learn

I think back to me as a 9 or 10 year old growing up in Sunny Braintree!
  1. Did i have a goalkeeper coach..... Nope....
  2. Did i have Sky Sports (Cable TV)... Nope...
  3. Did i have season tickets to a Premier League Club...Nope
  4. "You tube" and the internet where most certainly not on the scene yet!

Well what did i have??

Anyone who ever grew up or has spent time in the UK will most certainly heard of "Match Of The Day" for those who have not it is a Football/Soccer highlight show that is shown every Saturday night with highlights from all of the Premier League games.

Each Saturday night i would record it on VCR and watch it on a Sunday Morning before i went off to play for my team!

Any spare time i had i would be at the park with my friends we would turn our bikes upside down and use them as goal posts and we would each be our favorite player.

I was lucky to grow up around some of the best keepers Seamen, Schmeichel, Kahn, Southall, Miklosko.

And looking back, watching these guys is how i learnt the trade! how do they move, how do they dive, are they vocal.

Euro 96 - David Seamen Penalty saves he would always step one way and go the other! i remember practicing this with my mates over the park,
Peter Schmeichel after making a huge save would always then go and scream at his defenders! Again something i would do!

So enough about my childhood and all that jazz what is my point...

If you coach a youth team in America go to your goalkeeper and ask them name me 5 players that play your position... here will be there answer Casillas, Howard, Cech, De Gea maybe Valdez. You watch them struggle to name 5!

Even harder is if you coach a girls team... name me 5 Female Goalkeepers? they will name you one...Hope Solo, that will be the extent of their knowledge.

Next question how did they do in their last game?? silence.....errr i dunnooo??

How do these kids expect to become as good as these athletes if they do not watch how they move or the way they deal with situations.

And i hear all the excuses.. we don't have Fox Soccer, We can't get to the games, I can't afford the tickets.

Go to a high school Varsity game and watch, Some of us are lucky to have a college team near us to go watch even better a pro team and the Goalkeepers that i coach should have no excuse with DC United, Washington Spirit, George Mason University, Georgetown University to name a few less then a hours drive away.

If you play the sport and aspire to go far within that sport WATCH THE GAME and try to understand why these players are doing certain things.

If your Son or Daughter plays Soccer and they want a Xbox for their Birthday or a Bike, Get them a ticket to a Soccer Game instead with a Jersey and a players name on the back then watch how excited they get from that experience.

Saturday the Washington Spirit we had our Home Opener with over 4500 people packing the SoccerPlex many of those young Soccer Players- Great to See!
I hope these girls could go home and name at least 3 players from each team or at least 3 players that play in positions they play.

Ok so you cant get to a game, i cant remember the last time i met someone who doesn't have the internet its a part of our life now....food,water,internet!
So get onto youtube with your young goalkeepers or email the Goalkeeper from your team links to "Great saves" videos or "goalkeeper training" videos GET THEM INSPIRED!

Anyone coming to a Spirit game the players always sign autographs and talk to the fans after the game. All you with young female goalkeepers come watch and learn from Ashlyn and Chantel both of them are not only great goalkeepers but great role models for up and coming Female Goalkeepers.
Ashlyn Harris, pregame, Washington Spirit v WNY Flash. April 20, 2013.
I know i talk about the Spirit a lot over my last few blogs and it is because i know and see it first hand how great the two GKs are that i work with and how young female goalkeepers can benefit from watching and interacting with them.

Would love to hear your feedback on the blog feel free to tweet me @GKeepersUnited, again thanks for taking time to read my thoughts!

The Lonely Position - Voodoo Goalkeepers!

The Lonely Position - "It's Good To Talk"

Former D.C. United striker Ngwenya scores in Kickers 4-1 win over Rhinos

RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers earned three points Saturday night with a dramatic 4-1 win over the Rochester Rhinos. A crowd of 2,270 saw a pair of red card ejections in between a barrage of goals as Rochester was forced to play two-men down after earning an early lead on a Matt Luzunaris tally. The Kickers retaliated with four unanswered goals as Mike Callahan, Joseph Ngwenya, Jason Yeisley and Stanley Nyazamba led the Kickers to their second consecutive victory at City Stadium.

The Rhinos claimed the lead inside the first three minutes of the opening whistle when Luzunaris stole the ball at midfield and carried it down the left wing on a breakaway, taking on Kickers goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra 1v1. As Dykstra charged off his line to challenge the streaking forward, Luzunaris swiftly drove a low ball into the far right corner.

Searching for the equalizer six minutes later, defender Sascha Görres threaded the ball through a crowded midfield, connecting with Brian Ownby who served a long ball over the Rhinos back line to find Nate Robinson deep on the left flank. The Kickers newcomer delivered the ball to the far post, finding Jason Yeisley in the air but the forward’s header soared just wide.

Apr 20, 2013

Former UVA standout signs with Seattle Sounders FC in MLS

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia men’s soccer standout Will Bates has signed a contract with Seattle Sounders FC, the club announced today. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed. 

Bates, 22, was selected by Sounders FC on January 22 with the fifth overall selection in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. He joined Sounders FC training in early February. 

“Will is dangerous in the box and always plays hard,” said Sounders FC Sporting Director Chris Henderson. “He can score with both feet and with his head. He provides us with depth at forward and we are excited to have him in Seattle.”

Apr 18, 2013

Cavalry FC to host SoccerFest 2013 in Leesburg, VA

Cavalry FC's inaugural SoccerFest will be held on June 29 and 30 on the fields at Morven Park in Leesburg.
Operated in conjunction with our partner Brotman|Winter|Fried, an experienced organizer of such events, SoccerFest will consist of special Cavalry FC games, contests, competitions, giveaways and prizes – and soccer matches.  Lots of soccer matches.  Hour upon active hour of soccer matches, four-on-four for the age, skill level and fun of everyone.

Come out and play with Virginia Cavalry FC for SoccerFest 2013.  Find details on what will be going on and how to get your team on the field at CavalryFCSoccerFest.com.

NVSC becomes the fourth youth soccer partner of D.C. United

Washington, D.C. (April 18, 2013) – D.C. United and Northern Virginia Soccer Club (NVSC) – in conjunction with adidas – today announced an affiliate agreement, the fourth of its kind for D.C. United and a youth soccer club. Under the agreement, NVSC will be one of D.C. United’s primary sources in identifying and developing the top youth talent. United will share its coaching resources and will work with NVSC to follow its training curriculum and system of play. Top players in the NVSC system, identified by both D.C. United and NVSC, will have the opportunity to join the D.C. United Academy teams, with a strong priority being placed on the Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 age groups.

“We are thrilled that NVSC will join us as our fourth affiliate club,” said Sonny Silooy, D.C. United’s Director of Youth Development. “We have been working with several players that came from NVSC, and we are happy with their progression. The D.C. United Academy looks forward to assisting with their plan for club and player development, in addition to strengthening our relationship with NVSC through this mutually beneficial partnership.”

The makers of ZYRTEC team up with US Youth Soccer to give fans a chance to 'score' weekly gift cards and identify a local youth soccer organization to receive a $10,000 donation

Youth soccer is such an important part of many families’ lives. Zyrtec, the official allergy sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, supports soccer at all levels. Sideline supporters from the pro ranks down to local youth leagues can be highlighted and rewarded with the Zyrtec Team Behind the Team Sweepstakes. 

Now through June 30, team supporters can visit the ZYRTEC Facebook page, and share how they support their local home team for a chance to win a $200 Walmart gift card. Additionally, entrants can help a local soccer organization score $10,000.
Follow the link below for specifics on the overall program. 

Apr 16, 2013

D.C. United announce u14 Academy Tryouts

Washington D.C. (April 16, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that its tryout sessions will be held on May 15 and May 16 for the recently announced U-14 Academy team for interested players born on or after January 1, 1999. The U-14s, in its final campaign in the D.C. United’s Pre-Academy system, will now compete in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league starting in Fall 2013 at the helm of Head Coach Jonathan Frias. The new system will follow a model that increases training to four times a week, with fewer but more significant matches, as well as a regionalized schedule structure to minimize the amount of travel for players and parents. Selected individuals will participate in USSDA league play in Fall/Spring, including one regional USSDA event in the Fall and one national USSDA event in the Summer, and a Futsal program in the Winter.

Below is all the information needed to participate in the U-14 Academy tryouts:

Dates:                          Wednesday, May 15
                                    Thursday, May 16
Time:                          5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location:                    RFK Training Complex (Turf Field)

What to Bring:           A white t-shirt, black shorts and black socks
ID for check-in

Notes:                          Interested players should only register for ONE tryout date.
                                    60 players per tryout – Once capacity is reached, registration will be closed.
                                    Check-in will being 30 minutes prior to each session; please arrive early.
                                    Players who arrive late will not be permitted to participate or receive a refund.
                                    If selected, players will be notified via email for a ‘Final Call-Back’ session to be held on Wednesday, May 22.
To Register:                Each player must complete the form, waiver, and $25 registration fee to secure a spot (no exceptions).

Apr 15, 2013

Robbie Rogers interviews with ABC News Nightline

In February former USMNT player Robbie Rogers announced via his blog (http://robbiehrogers.com/blog/2013/2/23/the-next-chapter) that he was gay and would be leaving soccer.

Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers sat down with ABC News correspondent Amy Robach to discuss being gay in professional sports. The interview will air on ABC News’ “Nightline” Monday evening, April 15.

A former member of the U.S. National team and professional player in England, Rogers allowed “Nightline” to travel with him as he saw his family for the first time since coming out earlier this year. Although Rogers has retired, a return to the field in the U.S. would make him the only openly gay player in any major league sport. Media organizations using any portion of the interview clip must credit ABC News “Nightline”.

Richmond Kickers defeat defending Champs Charleston Battery

RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers captured three points at City Stadium Saturday night with a 4-1 win over the defending USL PRO Champions Charleston Battery. Zimbabwean International Joseph Ngwenya opened scoring and D.C. United forward Casey Townsend registered a pair of goals for the Kickers while Battery defender John Wilsons tally prevented the shutout in front of 2,497 fans.

Photo (c) Suz Kitsteiner

The Kickers claimed an early lead when midfielder Luke Vercollone collected the ball in the midfield and found defender Taylor Kemp on the left wing. Splitting a pair of defenders with his well-timed pass, Kemp connected with Ngwenya who eluded a tackle and played the ball wide to Alex Lee at the far post. The Kickers newcomer whipped the ball back into the mix, finding Ngwenya in the air, who nodded the ball just over Charleston goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper’s outstretched hands to officially open his Kickers account in the 23rd minute.

Apr 11, 2013

Virginia Beach Piranhas looking for host families

Hey Soccer Fans......
The Virginia Beach Piranhas are once again looking for host families to host a Piranha in their home for the 2013 season. We have both PDL (male) and W-League (female) players in need of housing. Many of our fans have been host families in the past and have formed close ties with our players.  Many have kept in contact with them long after playing with the Piranhas.  Each host family receives four season passes to all home games, and one free tuition ($159 value) to the World All-Star Soccer Camp. Players start arriving the in late April and will stay with us through the end of July.
Please contact us at admin@hrpiranhas.com for more information. Special thanks to all of our previous host families!

Apr 10, 2013

Kickers host defending USL Pro Champs Battery Saturday

RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, April 10, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers return to City Stadium this Saturday, April 13 when they host the defending USL PRO Champions Charleston Battery at 7:00 p.m.  The enhanced game day experience begins when the gates open at 6:00 p.m. with live music from The People's Blues of Richmond, draft beer trucks, Richmond's legendary Food Trucks and a new and improved Family Zone.  Tickets are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com.

“Kickers versus Battery games are always fiercely contested affairs,” commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Director of Soccer.  “Hosting the reigning USL PRO Champions this early in the season provides an additional entertainment aspect to the match-up. Even though our opening game was a solid effort, we all know we need to improve upon last week's performance.”

The Kickers opened their 21st season on April 6 when they battled the Pittsburgh Riverhounds to a scoreless draw, while the Battery kick off their 2013 campaign on the road at City Stadium this week.

The Kickers meet their longtime rivals for the first time since swapping 2-1 home and home victories last season.  Saturday’s game marks the 47th meeting between the two clubs over the last 21 years, with the series deadlocked at 21 wins, 21 losses and four draws.  Despite combining for seven league Championship titles (Charleston 1996, 2003, 2010, 2012; Richmond 1995, 2006, 2009), the two sides have only met in one high-stakes match, when the Battery claimed their third league crown in a heated 2-1 affair on August 28, 2010.

Rivals since 1993, Richmond and Charleston, alongside fellow USL PRO side Charlotte Eagles are the longest, continuously operating professional soccer clubs in the country.  The Kickers first-ever league match against the Battery was on May 1, 1993 at Stoney Field in downtown Charleston.  The Battery claimed the 2-1 victory behind goals from Mario Lone and Nigel James, with current head coach Leigh Cowlishaw notching the lone goal for the Kickers. 

Apr 9, 2013

D.C. United Legend and u23 coach Jaime Moreno searching for additional players, tryouts announced

D.C. United’s U-23 team’s tryouts open for registration
Jaime Moreno searching for additional talent on April 19, April 26 and May 3 for the U-23 squad’s upcoming NPSL season
Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that its U-23 team, which will compete in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in the summer, is holding tryouts on April 19, April 26, and May 3. D.C. United legend and U-23 Head Coach Jaime Moreno will lead the trial sessions in search of top collegiate, international and domestic players. Moreno will be assisted by United’s U-18 Head Coach Nolan Sheldon and the U-16 Head Coach Tom Torres. Each session will take place at the RFK auxiliary turf field from 3-4:30p.m. Partnering with NPSL side Federal City FC, the U-23’s will begin its NPSL season on May 17 against RVA FC.

Below is all the information needed to participate in the U-23 team’s tryout:

Dates:              Friday, April 19, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013

Time:               3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Location:         RFK auxiliary turf field

What to Bring:  A white t-shirt, black shorts and black socks
                          ID for check in

Notes: 60 players per tryout
            Check-in will being 30 minutes prior to each session; please arrive on time.
            Players who arrive late will not be permitted to participate or receive a refund.
            If selected, players will join the 2012 U-23 team for the 2013 NPSL season.
International Players:  D.C. United cannot assist in securing a visa to participate on this team.
                                      D.C. United does not provide accommodations for this tryout.

To Register: Each player must complete the form, waiver and fee to secure a spot (no exceptions).

Apr 8, 2013

Kickers begin 21st season with draw against Riverhounds

RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers would start their 21st season Saturday night by playing to a draw against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in front of 3,268 at City Stadium.

During the first half, both sides had several near scoring chances that did not result in a goal for their respective clubs. In the 12th minute, Pittsburgh goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap lost control of the ball in his box, dropping it to ground and nearly to the feet of several waiting Kickers players before he cleared it out of the way.

In the 25th minute, a passing play between Kickers forward Jason Yeisley and midfielder Henry Kalungi was deflected out of play by a Pittsburgh player, resulting in a corner kick for Richmond. That kick connected to Yeisley, who's header went just wide of the left side of the Riverhounds' net.

The Kickers made a late attempt to score during first half stoppage time off of a corner kick from defender Sascha Görres that was grabbed from the air by Pittsburgh's Gilstrap.

In the second half, Richmond goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra maintained his clean sheet by saving a number of shots on the Kickers' net, including one from the left side of the Kickers' box from Pittsburgh midfielder Seth C'DeBaca that Dykstra was able to save and clear from the box.

In the final minute of the game, Pittsburgh would make try to get the game winning goal but their shots went wide of the crossbar, resulting in a season opening scoreless draw.

The Richmond Kickers return to City Stadium next Saturday, April 6, 2013 to host the Charleston Battery at 7:00 p.m.  Order tickets in advance at RichmondKickers.com.
Box Score             First Half         Second Half             Final
Richmond                     0                      0                         0      
Pittsburgh                     0                      0                         0

Scoring Summary

Kickers: GK Andrew Dykstra, Alex Lee, William Yomby (Mike Callahan 85’), Conor Shanosky, Sascha Goerres, Taylor Kemp, Joseph Haboush, Henry Kalungi, Nate Robinson (Philippe Davies 66’), Casey Townsend, Jason Yeisley

Riverhounds: GK Hunter Gilstrap, Sterling Flunder, Richard Costanzo, Mike Green, Andrew Marshall, Alfonso Motagalvan, Seth C’deBaca, Ryan Kinne, Mike Seamon, Mike Seth, Jhonny Arteaga

Shots                           Saves                           Fouls                           Corners

Riverhounds:     18         Riverhounds:     4          Riverhounds:     10         Riverhounds:     4
Kickers:             11         Kickers:              4          Kickers:              5          Kickers:              6
31st minute: Henry Kalungi (Richmond)


Referee:                                                Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referees:                             Robert Velbis, Michael D’Angelo
Fourth Official:                                     Andrew Moses
Attendance:                                          3,268
Weather:                                               Clear, 40º