Richmond Kickers Future

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Richmond Kickers Future
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Full name Richmond Kickers Future
Nickname(s) The Kickers
Founded 2002
Stadium Sports Backers Stadium
Ground Capacity 3,250
Chairman Tom Depcrynski
Manager Kyle Lessig
League USL Premier Development League
2008 6th, Mid Atlantic Division

Richmond Kickers Future was an American soccer team based in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Founded in 2002 as part of the development system of the Richmond Kickers USL Second Division franchise, the team played in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, until 2009, when the franchise folded and the team left the league.

The team played its home games at Sports Backers Stadium. The team's colors were red, white and black.

Players[edit]

Final squad[edit]

vs. Northern Virginia Royals, 18 July 2008 [1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK
4 United States MF
6 United States DF
8 England FW
9 United States FW
10 United States MF
12 United States MF
No. Position Player
16 Ghana MF
18 United States MF
19 United States MF
22 United States MF
24 United States DF
27 United States FW

Notable former players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2002 4 USL PDL 3rd, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2003 4 USL PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic Conference Semifinals Did not qualify
2004 4 USL PDL 3rd, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2005 4 USL PDL 1st, Mid Atlantic National Semifinals 2nd Round
2006 4 USL PDL 5th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 4 USL PDL 6th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 6th, Mid Atlantic Did not qualify Did not qualify

Honors[edit]

  • USL PDL Eastern Conference Champions 2005
  • USL PDL Mid Atlantic Division Champions 2005
  • USL PDL Mid Atlantic Division Champions 2003

James River Cup[edit]

The James River Cup was an annual competition held between the Richmond Kickers and the Virginia Beach Mariners (formerly Hampton Roads Mariners) in which the team with the most points at the conclusion of all scheduled matches between the two teams. The Cup was held every year since 1996 with the exception of 1997 and 2001 when Virginia Beach did not field a team. In 2007, the Virginia Beach team was disbanded.

For the 2008 season, the James River Cup was contested between the Richmond Kickers organization and the Hampton Roads Piranhas organization. The cup went to the organization that had the most points in games between their PDL and W-League teams. The series ended up tied 2-2-1, with the Piranhas winning the Cup on goal difference.

Winners

  • 2008: Hampton Roads Piranhas
  • 2007: Not Held
  • 2006: Virginia Beach Mariners
  • 2005: Richmond Kickers
  • 2004: Richmond Kickers
  • 2003: Richmond Kickers
  • 2002: Richmond Kickers
  • 2001: Not Held
  • 2000: Richmond Kickers
  • 1999: Richmond Kickers
  • 1998: Richmond Kickers
  • 1997: Not Held
  • 1996: Hampton Roads Mariners

Head coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Average Attendances[edit]

  • 2008: 720
  • 2007: 154
  • 2006: 151
  • 2005: 124

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