Prior to every home game a panel of so called experts will predict the outcome of the Richmond Kickers game. Each expert recieves 1 point for each correct prediction. At the end of the season the winner gets a trophy and pack of gum.
Richmond Kickers play their first home game of the 2014 campaign this Saturday, April 5 at 5:00 PM at City Stadium.
Match Preview is here and our panel is confident of a Kicker victory.
RVANews Soccer Guru
|Pittsburgh’s winter was worse than Richmond’s and they’ll be distracted by the warmth and not fighting polar bears. The RiverHounds finished middle of the pack last year and nothing earth shattering has changed.||0|
|Pittsburgh is trying to buy our offense from last year, but I don’t think those guys value Monopoly money too much. The back line gets it together this week and Seaton gets on the scoresheet. Kickers 2 – 1.||0|
|I don’t like dogs or hounds or whatever those things are from Pittsburgh. I’m mad that Ngwenya and Ownby are there now so I think there are 2 goals scored against each of them and by my math that would make it a 47:0 win for Richmond.||0|
Total Soccer Show
|I taste-tested Kick it Hunny on Wednesday night and picked up hops, citrus, and the sweet sweet taste of victory. Also, Collin Martin is the Leo Messi of the Mid-Atlantic.||0|
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.