2005 Richmond Kickers season

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Richmond Kickers
2005 season
Owner United States Rob Ukrop
Head Coach Northern Ireland Leigh Cowlishaw
Stadium University of Richmond Stadium
Richmond, Virginia
USL-1 League: 6th
Playoffs: Final
U.S. Open Cup Fourth round
James River Cup Winners (3–1–0)
Highest home attendance 8,412
vs. D.C. United (August 4
U.S. Open Cup)
Lowest home attendance 702
vs. Ocean City (July 13
U.S. Open Cup)
Home colors
Away colors

The 2005 Richmond Kickers season was the club's thirteenth season in existence. The club played in the USL First Division, which represented the second-tier of American soccer.

Playing in the second tier of American soccer for the past nine seasons, this season was the Kickers' final season of playing in the second tier, as the club self-relegated themselves starting the following season. The reasons primarily emphasized financial stability, stating that the club would be more profitable in the third division rather than the second.

Background[edit]

The Kickers came off a successful 2004 campaign that saw the club finish second in the A-League Eastern Division. Amassing a total of 17 wins, eight losses and three draws, the Kickers posted 54 points that season, having the third strongest overall record in the league, behind Portland Timbers and Montreal Impact. The former VCU standout, McColm Cephas lead the team in scoring during the 2004 season, tallying 10 goals.[1]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

USL First Division[edit]

Standings[edit]

      Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      First round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD Qualification H2H Pts
1 Montreal Impact 61 28 18 3 7 37 15 +22 Commissioner's Cup, 2005 USL Playoffs Semifinals
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 51 28 15 7 6 45 27 +18 2005 USL Playoffs Semifinals
3 Vancouver Whitecaps 45 28 12 7 9 37 21 +16 2005 USL Playoffs First round
4 Seattle Sounders 44 28 11 6 11 33 25 +8
5 Portland Timbers 39 28 10 9 9 40 42 −2 POR: 4 pts
RIC: 1 pt
6 Richmond Kickers 39 28 10 9 9 28 30 −2
7 Puerto Rico Islanders 38 28 10 10 8 46 43 +3
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 33 28 10 15 3 40 52 −12
9 Charleston Battery 32 28 9 14 5 27 36 −9
10 Minnesota Thunder 31 28 7 11 10 37 42 −5
11 Virginia Beach Mariners 28 28 7 14 7 26 39 −13
12 Toronto Lynx 17 28 3 17 8 26 50 −24

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Game reports[edit]

Source[2]

USL Playoffs[edit]

First round[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Championship[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Year in American Soccer, 2004". The American Soccer History Archives. July 12, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2005 Richmond Kickers Schedule". Fanbase. Fanbase.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013.