May 30, 2013

Groundbreaking Date Set for Virginia Cavalry FC Ballpark

 
Dulles, VA – May 29, 2013 – VIP Sports & Entertainment, owner and operator of Loudoun Hounds Professional Baseball Club, Virginia Cavalry FC as well as the Ashburn-based ballpark in which they will play, continues its aggressive strategy to bring affordable family entertainment to Northern Virginia in 2014. Building on last month's approval by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, VIP S&E is now prepared to make multiple significant announcements regarding the organization.
The sports and entertainment firm has set the Official Groundbreaking Ceremony for Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the construction site on the immediate southwest corner of the Route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway interchange. The invitation-only groundbreaking will signify the official start of the ballpark's construction and the culmination of an 11-year journey to bring professional sports and entertainment to Loudoun County.

"This is a long-overdue moment in the history of VIP Sports & Entertainment and beginning construction on the Ballpark at One Loudoun is another major milestone for the organization," said Bob Farren, founding President and CEO of VIP S&E. "We are now within sight of the finish line: Opening Day in 2014. I am thankful to our many wonderful business partners, our civic leaders and most importantly our legions of excited fans for making this sports landmark a reality in Loudoun."
Building on the growing anticipation for professional baseball coming in 2014, the second Hounds FanFest, presented by Edelman Financial Services, Ted Britt Ford, Belfort Furniture and Toll Brothers, will be held July 21, 2013, at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.  Extensive planning for this year's expanded event is already underway and will be the follow-up extravaganza to Hounds Inaugural FanFest, which attracted nearly 10,000 spectators.

More information on these announcements is available via the Hounds' and Cavalry FC's websites at LoudounHounds.com and VirginiaCavalry.com.  The sports franchises maintain a very active social media presence at its various sites Facebook.com/HoundsBaseball, Twitter.com/LoudounHounds, Facebook.com/VirginiaCavalry, Twitter.com/CavalryFC among other outlets.


May 29, 2013

Great Falls Soccer Club Everton U12 Boys win Dynamo Capital Cup

On Memorial Day weekend, the Great Falls Soccer Club (GFSC) Everton (U12 Boys) competed in the Dynamo Capital Cup in Richmond, Virginia, and brought home the Championship trophy.  What made this championship even sweeter was winning the U12 11 versus 11 bracket.  This was the first time the Everton has competed in a 11v11 tournament (usually reserved for U13 and above).

Everton went undefeated with three wins and no losses and outscored their opponents by a combined 15 goals for and 0 goals against!  In game one, they played SASA Revolution (from Stafford, VA), winning 7-0.  Next up was the tournament host, Dynamo Navy.  Despite a valiant effort, Dynamo was unable to stop Everton’s offensive attack and lost 7-0.  With this impressive win, Everton found themselves in the championship game against SYA Cardinals (of the VCCL), who were also undefeated and had beat their previous two opponents by a combined scored of 14-1.

The championship game was exactly what everyone expected…a low-scoring, back-and-forth possession game.  Both teams took numerous shots on goal, only to be thwarted by the goalies and the goal posts.  In the final minutes of the first half, Everton was fortunate enough to receive and score a penalty kick (PK).  Heading into the half with a slim 1-0 lead, while not ideal, was all that was needed to finally win the game.  The second half went scoreless, and the exhausted Everton walked off the pitch as Champions!

Front Row (L-R)
Peter White, Kai Whipple, Joseph Mejia, Jesse Herr, Adrien Cushing, John Greenhalgh, Ethan Privman, Alex Robles

Back Row (L-R)
Rohan Chaturvedula, Coach Craig Scott, James Keenan, Wiley Simonds, Jack Van Volkenburg, Shane McPartland

Congratulations to the Everton players and Coach Craig Scott!

For interested players, Everton will be holding U13 tryouts for the 2013-2014 season on the following dates: June 5, 11, 13.  Please contact the team manager, Luis Robles, at lu.robles@verizon.net if you are interested in trying out for the Everton.

Kickers Ranked No. 3 this week, Reckless Rankings

Thanks in large part to their current unbeaten streak, the +Richmond Kickers  have been ranked 3rd in this weeks Reckless Rankings by RecklessChallange.net. +USL PRO
 
Full Rankings: Reckless Rankings: USL PRO Week 10

May 28, 2013

Video:: US Open Cup 3rd Round Preview

Will D.C. United continue to struggle this season by losing to the Richmond Kickers in tonight's third round US Open Cup action?

The Richmond Kickers host Major League Soccer’s D.C. United in the Third Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, May 28, presented by Chicken Fiesta.  The gates open at City Stadium at 6:00 p.m. with food trucks, draft beer trucks and live music from The Fender Benders and kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now for $15, youth and adult, at RichmondKickers.com.  The winner of Tuesday’s match will host the winner of the Philadelphia Union (MLS)/Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) game in the Fourth Round on Wednesday, June 12.
 

Memorial Day Soccer Tournament Results

More than likely if you are involved in soccer in any way in Virginia, you probably spent most if not all of your free time this past Memorial Day Weekend playing, coaching, or watching a youth soccer match in one of many different tournaments.

Here is a quick recap of the results of those tournament. Congratulations to all those teams who competed in the Championship matches on Monday as well.

The Virginian (2013) Results: click here

Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) lead the way on the Girls side with six teams winning Championship matches.

On the Boys side, McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) led the way with four Champions.


2013 Bull Run Memorial Day Soccer Tournament Results: click here

On the Boys side both Bradock Road Youth Club and Barca had the most Champions (two each).




2013 Colonial Cup Results: click here

The host club Richmond Kickers collected five Championship titles on both the Girls and Boys sides.

May 24, 2013

Video:: Richmond Kickers vs Harrisburg City Islanders match preview

via USL Pro
 
Nicholas Murray and David Wagner look ahead to  this weekend's USL PRO matchup as Richmond Kickers host the Harrisburg City Islanders on Friday night.


TopDrawerSoccer.com May Top 25 Club Rankings

Check out Virginia clubs that have been ranked in the Top 25 of TopDrawerSoccer.com's May rankings:

Girls Rankings:

u13 - No. 25 - ABGC Premier 99 (Annandale, VA)
u14 - No. 9 - FC Virginia
u15 - No. 10 - FC Virginia
u16 - No. 19 - McLean Youth Soccer
u17 - No. 20 - BRYC 95 Elite (Burke, VA)
u18 - No. 24 - FC Virginia

Boys Rankings:

u16 - No. 4 - D.C. United
u18 - No. 12 - D.C. United




May 23, 2013

Former Virginia Beach Submariners player, Corey Ashe added to USMNT roster

Born in Virginia Beach, VA and a former player for the then Virginia Beach Submariners (2006), current MLS player Corey Ashe has just been added to the USMNT camp roster ahead of a match against Belgium.


Chicago (May 23, 2013) - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the addition of Houston Dynamo left back Corey Ashe to the training camp roster eligible to play in the game against Belgium on May 29 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland (TICKETS).

Former UVA Star, USMNT Player Cladio Reyna named Director of Football for NYCFC

Cladio Reyna is a three-time NCAA Champion and collected over 100 caps for the U.S. Men's National Team. Yesterday MLS expansion club NYCFC announced it had named Reyna Director of Football.


Video :: 2013 U.S. Open Cup 2nd Round: Richmond Kickers vs Icon FC Highlights

via RichmondKickers

Check out the highlights for the 4:1 draw with Icon FC on May 21, 2013 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

The Kickers will battle D.C. United in 3rd round U.S. Open Cup action.



May 22, 2013

Help Reston Soccer save athletic fields, sign their Petition

Reston Soccer has begun a petition to help save Baron Cameron athletic fields. With field space already extremely limited to most clubs in Northern Virginia, saving any and all current fields is a no-brainer.

Spirit Players Harris, Krieger Selected for U.S. WNT Roster to face Canada in Toronto

Two Washington Spirit players have been chosen to join the USWNT squad to face rivals Canada. Ali Krieger (Alexandria, VA) and Ashlyn Harris will be part of the 21 players on the roster as the team travels to Toronto.

Kickers to face MLS Affiliate D.C. United in U.S. Open Cup 3rd Round

RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers claimed a 4-1 win over Icon FC in the Second Round of the U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night, en route to the Third Round where they will face the club’s MLS affiliate D.C. United on Tuesday, May 28.  After conceding a 9th minute Argjent Duka goal, the Kickers rallied behind a Joseph Ngwenya penalty kick and a pair of Stanley Nyazamba tallies to oust their USASA opponent from tournament action.  Kickoff for the U.S. Open Cup Third Round match-up is set for 7:00 p.m. at City Stadium and tickets are on sale now for $15, youth and adult, at RichmondKickers.com.

Searching for their second upset in as many weeks, Icon grabbed an early lead, capitalizing on their first chance of the night when defender Kevin Garcia eluded defenders on the left wing and fed the ball into Duka’s path.  Duka dummied the ball as Nelson Becerra played him in behind the defense as Kickers goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra came off his line to challenge the charging forward.  He beat his last mark and slotted the ball through to the far right corner inside the first 10 minutes of the opening whistle.

May 21, 2013

USA Nike National Team Scarf Giveaway

In celebration of the USMNT returning to RFK Stadium to face Germany on June 2, 2013 Virginia Online Soccer News is giving one lucky winner a free USA Nike National Team Scarf. Show up in style with this great scarf and show your support for the Yanks!

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May 20, 2013

Kickers settle for draw against LA Blues

RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers extended their unbeaten streak, battling the Los Angeles Blues to a 1-1 draw Saturday night.  In a tale-of-two halves, the Kickers held a first half advantage on an early Joseph Ngwenya tally until Blues midfielder Juan Perez buried an 88th minute equalizer to steal a point at City Stadium.

Following several ill-fated attempts on both sides of the field, the Kickers nearly broke through in the 34th minute when midfielder Luke Vercollone stole the ball in the midfield and fed it to Ngwenya.  The Zimbabwean international swiftly maneuvered past his mark and played a square ball across the top of the box to an awaiting Michael Seaton.  The 17-year old forward’s low shot was blocked by a staunch Blues defense but Nate Robinson attempted to scoop up the rebound near the endline, only to see his shot from a difficult angle cleared off the line.

The Kickers attack could not be stifled three minutes later when Robinson struck a low driven ball through traffic from the top of the 18.  The Blues defense once again redirected the ball from harm’s way, but this time the ricochet found a well-positioned Ngwenya.  Taking two steps around his defender, he lofted the ball over the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Steve Gonzalez and into the back of the net.

Washington Spirit held scoreless in 0-2 loss to Portland Thorns FC

Washington Spirit
PORTLAND, Or.  (May 19, 2013) -- The Washington Spirit ended their first west coast road trip Sunday afternoon falling 2-0 to league-leaders Portland Thorns FC in front of 12,474 fans at JELD-WEN Field in downtown Portland.

Goals by the dynamic tandem of Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan came in the final five minutes of each half respectively after the teams played end-to-end action for the duration.

Despite hefty doses of possession for the Spirit through the midfield, the visitors failed to seriously threaten Thorns goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, but did keep her and the Thorns defense honest throughout. 

May 17, 2013

Video:: Arlington United Black ASIST, Icebreaker Tournament Highlights

Highlights from United Black's sweep of the ASIST Tournament and Icebreaker Tournament held March 2013. The Arlington Soccer Association U12 Boys team from Virginia went undefeated in both tournaments with an overall record of 7-0-1.

Edited and produced by Elizabeth and Mark Alves of Floppy Hat Productions.


 
 
United Black Soccer Champions - 2013 Tournament Highlights from Mark and Elizabeth Alves on Vimeo.

Impact Travel to N.Y. for Weekend Roadtrip

FREDERICKSBURG LOOKING TO NOTCH FIRST WINS WHILE IN NEW YORK

Compiled by Tom Leiss & Quentin Reed
For Fredericksburg Impact: www.fasaimpact.com


The Fredericksburg Impact will complete a three-game road trip to start its W-League season this weekend when they travel to New York to take on the Long Island Rough Riders on Saturday and the New York Magic on Sunday.

photo: Courtesy of Kari Blosser
Fredericksburg opened the season last Saturday in Virginia Beach, falling 2-1 to the Piranhas. Kara Blosser got on the end of a corner kick by Kimmy Cummings early in the contest, before the hosts rallied for the win. Blosser, a central midfielder, was name to the W-League Team of the Week for her efforts.

The Impact started a young team in the match, with high school junior Halle Parker playing the entire game at sweeper against Virginia Beach’s high octane offense. Fellow high school teammate Sydney Wallace, a sophomore, also saw action late in the match as Fredericksburg searched for a game-tying score.

Fredericksburg created many chances throughout the game, but were unable to put them away, which is something coach Rich Stoneman said the team will need to improve on going forward.

“I think our conference in the W-League is probably the hardest, and our girls got a taste what they did, can and will be able to do moving forward,” he said. “I think they are hungry to be able to travel this weekend and put together a full 90 minutes [in both games].”

May 16, 2013

Tribe Men's Soccer announce 2013 recruits

Courtesy TribeAthletics.com
Thu, May 16, 2013
 
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William and Mary men’s soccer head coach Chris Norris has announced the signing of four student-athletes to letters of intent on Thursday.  The four-player class is made up of Adam Crenshaw (Sterling, Va., Dominion H.S.), Reilly Maw (Yorktown, Va., Tabb H.S.), Riley Spain (Ijamsville, Md., Urbana H.S.) and Alfonso Speed Jr. (Williamsburg, Va., Lafayette H.S.).
“We are very excited to be adding these four young men to our Tribe Soccer family, stated head coach Chris Norris.”  “They have distinguished themselves in the classroom and on the field and we expect them to continue to do so at William and Mary.  We expect to compete for conference championships and NCAA tournament bids.  These individuals certainly possess the ability and character to help us do so.”

The following is a brief look at the 2013 class:

US Soccer 'D' License Courses Summer Dates, Locations in Virginia


US Soccer D License Courses
 

Summer Instructional Dates and Locations:
  • June     28 - 30     Radford Soccer     Radford
  • June     28 - 30     Strikers                  Richmond
  • July      19 - 21      Beach FC             VA Beach
  • July      26 - 28      SOCA                   Charlottesville
  • July      26 - 28      SYA                      Centreville
  • Aug      9 - 11        Loudoun               Leesburg
  • Aug      16 - 18      Burke Athletic       Burke
  • Aug      23 - 25      Chesterfield          Chesterfield


United Goalkeeper Hamid get USMNT Call from Klinsmann

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will be returning to the USMNT after being called to the 26 player roster by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.


CHICAGO (May 16, 2013) - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 26 players to begin training camp in Cleveland in advance of the five-game stretch in May and June that includes three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the Centennial Celebration Match against Germany. A total of 29 players will participate, including four MLS goalkeepers that will rotate through camp. 

May 14, 2013

Hat Trick earns Ngwenya Player of the Week honor

TAMPA, Fla. – USL PRO named its Team of the Week for Week Eight of the season on Tuesday, with the Richmond Kickers’ Joseph Ngwenya earning Player of the Week honors after recording a hat trick in the Kickers’ 4-1 victory against Antigua Barracuda FC on Saturday night. The victory allowed the Kickers to remain undefeated this season, while giving Ngwenya five goals.


Ngwenya teamed with fellow Team of the Week selection Nate Robinson on a pair of goals, including the Kickers’ opener in the 18th minute. Robinson, who had three assists, found space down the left before sending a low ball across the top of the six-yard box that Ngwenya met at the far post.

Five minutes later Ngwenya added a second, heading home a finish after Brian Ownby kept an attack alive with a looping overhead cross that found the midfielder near the right post. Ngwenya then completed his hat trick in the 44th minute, finishing a free kick by Robinson to give his side a 3-1 halftime lead.

Virginia Schools Ranked in NSCAA National Top 20 Poll no. 4


Spring Girls - National - Poll 4

  • No. 5 - Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA)
  • No. 12 - Westfield (Chantilly, VA)

Spring Boys - National - Poll 4

  • No. 3 - Mills Godwin (Henrico, Va.)
  • No 14. - Oakton (Vienna, VA)

See full NSCAA Boys Region I Poll 4
See full NSCAA Girls Region I Poll 4


Hey Ladies...Kickers host Ladies Night Friday, May 17



RICHMOND, VA – (Monday, May 13, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host Ladies Night at City Stadium on Friday, May 17 when the Kickers take on the Los Angeles Blues.  The fun begins when the gates open at 6:00 p.m. with live music from the Salted Dawg Blues Band, boutique vendors and prizes, with the pro game kicking off at 7:00 p.m.

Admission is $5.00 off at the gate with the donation of household items, personal items, canned and dry goods and gift cards, benefiting Safe Harbor Women’s Shelter.  Founded in 2000 in Henrico County, Safe Harbor offers comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence, including 24 hour helpline, children/youth services, community education and training, counseling, court advocacy, emergency shelter, and hospital accompaniment. 

In addition to a variety of food and beverage options, boutique vendors will be on site, such as Pandora, Deux Amis Med Spa, Mary Kay, Sona Med Spa, Mac’s Smack, Bath Fitter, Relay Foods and more, with Bikram Yoga and Vitality Massage providing demonstrations on the main concourse.  Included in the more than $500 in raffle prizes are tickets to the Goochland Wine & Heritage Festival and all ladies in attendance will receive a $5.00 off coupon to the Kickers retail trailer at City Stadium.

The Loveland Distributing expansive outdoor bar area, located on the south side of the concourse, provides the perfect gathering place with a distinct vantage point of the field for fans before and during the game.  Then, meet and mingle with the Richmond Kickers pro players at Gus’ Bar & Grill for the official post-game party.  Conveniently located at 2701 W. Broad Street, Gus’ Bar & Grill will offer 10% off for all ladies in attendance after the game on May 17.

Visit RichmondKickers.com for all ticket information.

May 13, 2013

Video:: Joseph Ngwenya nets Hat-Trick for Kickers

via RichmondKickers


Check out video highlights of Joseph Ngwenya scoring his first hat-trick for the Kickers in the 4:1 win over Antigua Barracuda FC on May 11, 2013.

Impact open season with loss to Piranhas

Fredericksburg Impact
Impact vs Piranhas, May 11

By Tom Leiss
For Fredericksburg Impact: www.fasaimpact.com



VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—Things got off to a great start for the visiting Fredericksburg Impact in Saturday night’s season opener against the Virginia Beach Piranhas at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Unfortunately, the hosts were able to rally and then hang on late for a 2-1 W-League victory.

Fredericksburg (0-1-0) earned a corner kick shortly after kickoff and Kara Blosser leapt high and strongly headed home Kimmy Cummings’ cross to put the Impact up 1-0 under five minutes into the game.

May 10, 2013

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Review:: Goalrilla GAMEMAKER

Recently Goalrilla sent us their GAMEMAKERportable soccer goal which we happily tested and here is our review.

We tested the 5X8 model of the GAMEMAKER portable goal which will be available July, 2013.

Goalrilla Gamemaker

The description from their website describes the goal as:

The 5x8 GAMEMAKER goal is an excellent starter goal with a variety of uses: a match play goal for the U5’s & U6’s, a training goal for the U9’s to U11’s and a backyard practice goal for players of all ages and abilities. Don’t be fooled by the conventional goal appearance and playability, this goal is transportable and the soft flexible PVC tubing makes it safe during play as well.

Surprisingly compact, the goal arrived in an easy to transport and light weight bag which allows coaches, players, and parents the ability to take the goal with them to practice, a friends house, or even to the beach.

The goal is designed with an inflatable frame which I initially imagined would take a while to "pump up". Anyone who has ever had to inflate a backyard swimming pool knows how time consuming inflating something large can be. This was not the case with the GAMEMAKER because the pump that is included is extremely light wight and effective. The goal was set-up and ready for action in less than 5 minutes!

On to the action, my test subjects where both my children and neighborhood kids as well as a test with my u10 girls team. On grass the goal is easy to secure given the hooks included however since my girls team practices on turf, hooks are not an option. The directions suggested the use of small sand bags to secure the goal but we did not have any available. So we pressed on.

The results from the backyard session with the kids from the neighborhood where great. The children where impressed with the look and size of the goal and the GAMEMAKER easily handled any and all punishment handed out by the kids. Our backyard already contained a trampoline and swing set and the addition of the 5X8 goal did not really take away much more of our play area which was a good thing.

During the practice session with the girls the goal was much more steady than anticipated even without sand bags and since the frame is constructed of an inflated PVC tubing there was little to no risk of injury should the players run into the goal during our drills. Again, the GAMEMAKER did an excellent job standing up to everything the girls could dish out and believe me they where doing there best to "test the limits" of the new practice goal.

Overall with the compact, light weight, portable design, along with the ease of set-up and durability of the GAMEMAKER - VA Soccer News and the kids that helped us test the goal all highly recommend this as a perfect option to add to your backyard collection or coaching tool box. Our only wish is that the goal where more easily secured when used on turf fields. A near perfect 9 our of 10. 


Chantilly Youth Association Soccer and FC Virginia Announce Long Term Partnership | Chantilly Youth Association Soccer

With a five year base period, and an included five year extension, the agreement will have both clubs working together through 2018, and potentially until 2023.

Chantilly Youth Association Soccer and FC Virginia Announce Long Term Partnership | Chantilly Youth Association Soccer

May 9, 2013

Week 11 MLS Picks and Predictions

Each week Chris Wimmer will be making a handful of picks for MLS games. You can follow his and other writers picks at http://www.pickfactor.com/majorleaguesoccer.aspx.

Follow @VASoccerNews and @pickfactor



Kickers battle Barracuda FC Saturday at City Stadium

RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, May 8, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers continue their eight-game home stand this Saturday, May 11 when they host Antigua Barracuda FC at City Stadium.  The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and the gates open at 6:00 p.m. with live music from Sunbox, draft beer trucks, food trucks and family zone.  Tickets are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com.

Antigua travels to Richmond this week for the first of two match-ups at City Stadium.  The two clubs met three times during the 2012 campaign, with the Kickers holding a slight 2-1 edge over their Caribbean rivals.  After claiming a 2-0 win in Richmond and narrowly edging the Barracuda 1-0 in Antigua, the Kickers dropped their final regular season match, 2-1, last season.

May 8, 2013

Mark Simpson of Virginia Cavalry FC on Pitch Pass Podcast

Listen to  Virginia Cavalry FC Director of Soccer Opporations, Mark Simpson on Pitch Pass. He discusses his new team and role. Mark was an assistant coach at D.C. United and an MLS Cup-winning goalkeeper for the Black-and-Red.

click to listen: Pitch Pass Bonus Episode: Mark Simpson

May 7, 2013

2013 Virginian Elite Showcase schedule is now posted

Virginian Elite Showcase Memorial Day Soccer Tournament



The 2013 Virginian Elite Showcase schedule is now posted on the tournament website at www.soccertournament.com.


You can follow the official Twitter account for the Virginia Elite Showcase: @VAEliteShow

To seed video highlights of past tournament match-ups go to the SYCSOCCER YouTube channel.

Q&A: FC Virginia dir. of coaching Terry Foley on what makes a top-notch tournament


 

May 6, 2013

Video:: Al Albert William and Mary Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech

William and Mary Head Men's Soccer Coach Al Albert was inducted into the William and Mary Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 on Saturday, April 13. Watch his his acceptance speech below:


Link to Video at TribeAthletics.com

VIDEO:: Richmond Kickers vs Charlotte Eagles

Check out the highlights from Saturday's 3:3 draw with the Charlotte Eagles.

Kickers beat Hammerheads, draw Eagles in weekend action

Kickers 2-0 Hammerheads


WILMINGTON, NC – The Richmond Kickers claimed a 2-0 win in Wilmington Friday night during their first road trip of the season and the opening leg of a back-to-back weekend.  Veteran midfielder Luke Vercollone converted a second half penalty to give the visitors the lead before 17-year old forward Michael Seaton notched the decisive goal in stoppage time in his professional debut.

Wilmington saw the first good chance of the night when defender Uriah Bentick whipped in a cross from the left side of the box.  Midfielder Will Heaney tested Kickers goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra early when he won the ball in the air but his header whizzed just wide of the target.

May 3, 2013