Kickers Prediction Game of Awesome Round 7 – Open Cup

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.

Kickers play tonight Wednesday, May 28th at 7:00 PM at City Stadium and tickets are only $5. This is the second game in the Open Cup and the pressure is on the Richmond Kickers because a win here means that the New England Revolution of MLS would be the next opponent and they’d play in City Stadium. MLS team always draw very well at the stadium and New England is tearing it up in MLS right now so that game could be very interesting.

Match Preview gives you some background on the Kickers opponent the New York Greek American Atlas.

Prediction Reasoning Score

RVANews Soccer Guru

Richmond-Kickers-Logo The Open Cup is magical because at times tiny David slays the mighty Goliath. This is not one of those times. Instead this is one of the times in the action movie where you see the giant semi-truck, loaded down with propane and propane accessories, barreling down on the hapless rusty Blue Pinto with out of state plates. All you can do is smile as you watch the Pinto explode like a cheap piñata. Roll on Kickers, we got us an Open Cup Convoy. 4

Red Army

Richmond-Kickers-Logo Mighty convenient that the Greek Americans come to town the week of the Greek Festival.  No matter, the Kickers will take this one without too much trouble and move on to face a shockingly exciting Revolution team.  5-0 Kickers 4

Richmond Kickers

Richmond-Kickers-Logo You know, I do like myself some Greek food. Since the team can’t have any during the game, along with the freshly restocked Kick It Hunny, I guess that will make them pretty mad and score some goals and take a nice win to bring that revolution from Boston. 4

Total Soccer Show

Richmond-Kickers-Logo Kickers win. Or at least they better win. The Greek Americans may have a 73-year history but they’re an amateur team, so the Kickers should brush them aside with three or four unanswered goals and move on to face New England Revolution in the next round. But hats off to the Greek Americans for making it this far, and I’ll raise a plastic cup of Kick it Hunny (assuming they’ve brewed some more) to the magic of the Open Cup. 3

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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