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.
Hopefully the soccer faithful have recovered from the BIGGEST GAME® ever in Richmond and are ready to join the Red Army in the stands for the Kickers last three home games. The last three games before the playoffs, when the Kickers can actually win a trophy and stuff.
The Charlotte Eagles are the opponent and they have a fairly dismal record of 7-12-3 while the Kickers still sit in second place in the league with 12-1-9 and that’s not a typo, that’s nine ties. That’s more ties than a JC Penny Father’s Day sale. If you prefer the English word, “draw”, that’s more draws than a ……. I got nothing.
Game preview and link to buy tickets here. If you want to get loud there are $5 tickets for the Red Army. Those that take the cheap route should definitely hang out with the Red Army and be loud that’s the motivation for the cheap tickets. If you’re a lady, want to hang out with ladies and drink wine there is this special deal. Head into the game a bit early to hear the sweet soccer themed mixes that DJ Graybeard will be spinning.
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.