Kickers Prediction Game of Awesome Round 3

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.

Kickers play this Friday, May 2 at 7:00 PM . Kickers are 2-1-2 and the Rhinos 2-1-1. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet check out this deal which gets you 2 tickets and 2 beers for $20 which is basically free beer.

Match Preview is here and our panel overall gives the nod to the Kickers but there is one lone voice of dissent.

That voice happened to be right last time and is a very sore winner and is taking this opportunity to remind his fellow panelist of their error last home game. That being said last week’s game was a great come from behind draw for the Kickers and if you weren’t there you missed a good one.

Prediction Reasoning Score

RVANews Soccer Guru

Rochester Rhinos Despite the 5-1 crushing of the lions I think the Kickers defense is suspect and Rochester wins. Rochester has the same number of wins (2) with one less game played and have only allowed four goals in over four games. My logic is weak on that last point since all four Rochester goals have been give up on the road but on the other hand their mascot is a rhino having its way with a soccer ball. 2

Red Army

Richmond-Kickers-Logo If this game was played even a few years ago it would be tense. Now, Rochester is just another team. We’re better, we should and will win.  The defense finally puts it all together for a clean sheet, and the defense chips in a goal on top of that. 2-0 Richmond 1

Richmond Kickers

Richmond-Kickers-Logo Considering we just made some Dutch Lions (are there really lions that are Dutch?!) cry, I don’t see why we can’t make some Rhinos cry too (though I’m pretty sure there aren’t any rhinos in Rochester either). Since that seems like a lot of made up stuff, why don’t we jump (haha! Get it? Jump…) to the conclusion that there is only one way this ends…KICKERS WIN! And that I am not making up. 1

Total Soccer Show

Richmond-Kickers-Logo Pep Guardiola can keep his tiki-taka, I’ll take a big English striker who loves banging in goals please. And that’s exactly what the Kickers have now that Matthew Delicate is back in form, scoring twice against Dayton last week. 1

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.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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