Prior to every home game a panel of so called experts will predict the outcome of the Richmond Kickers game. Each expert receives 1 point for each correct prediction. At the end of the season the winner gets a trophy and pack of gum.
This Saturday at 7:00 PM a battle for top to the table goes down in City Stadium, as Orlando City Soccer Club come to town. Orlando the defending champions sits in first place with 52 points and a 16-3-4 record. The Kickers are nipping at their heels with 49 points and 13-1-10 record. For those of you new to following this league, you should know that next year Orlando will not be in USL but instead will be getting beat up by MLS teams. New teams have historically had a horrific first year in MLS and some, (looking at you Toronto) are still waiting to have a good year.
Game preview is here and tickets are here. This is the last home game before the playoffs and the River City Red Army would like to invite all fans to come stand in Section O and join in calmly and maturely pointing out to Orlando players areas for improvement in their game play, style and of course fashion sense.
RVA News Soccer Guru (Richard Hayes): All of Richard’s soccer knowledge comes from playing FIFA on the original Playstation and standing in bars, drinking, and yelling at the television. He also helps run RVA DCU and American Outlaws Richmond Chapter, which mainly involves drinking and yelling at televisions.
Red Army (Matt Myers): Matt was sent off by Leigh Cowlishaw in a summer camp scrimmage as a pre-teen but has not held that against the team. He’s coming to grips with being a relatively old man now after seeing the youngsters in the Red Army and on the Kickers roster. He’s also attended way more matches than he should admit to, especially for having lived in Richmond a total of one out of the last 13 years.
Richmond Kickers (Kickeroo): The Kicker from down under. He doesn’t really like anyone who isn’t a fan of the Kickers. A daredevil who will pretty much try anything and everything but would rather not talk (on the advice from lawyers) about the incident with the scooter and the Flaming Hoop of Death. He’s also sensitive marsupial who enjoys long walks on a dew covered soccer field and watching the sun set behind the goal post. He also shares something with the new Kickers beer, Kick it Hunny: Hops.
Total Soccer Show (Daryl Grove): Daryl is English so every thing he says about footsoccerball naturally carries more weight because he says it a British accent. He is also part of the excellent local radio show and podcast Total Soccer Show that keeps track of all soccer related things in an intelligent and fun way. If you’re not listening to the Total Soccer Show you need to change that post haste.