2016 Richmond Kickers season

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Richmond Kickers
2016 season
OwnerRKYSC
Head CoachLeigh Cowlishaw
StadiumCity Stadium
USL7th place, Eastern Conference
USL PlayoffsFirst round
U.S. Open CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Yudai Imura (10)
All: Yudai Imura (11)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 6,123
(Sep 17 vs. Charleston Battery)
All: 7,128
(July 16 vs. Swansea City AFC)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 2,647
(Aug 31 vs. Charleston Battery)
All: 1,428
(May 18 vs. Aromas Café)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 3,996
All: 1,428
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The 2016 Richmond Kickers season was the club's twenty-fourth season of existence. It is also the Kickers' ninth-consecutive year in the third-tier of American soccer, playing in the United Soccer League for their fifth season.

The Kickers finished the season ranked seventh in the Eastern Conference, and earned a berth into the 2016 USL Playoffs. Richmond lost in their first round match-up to Louisville City.

Non-competitive[edit]

Preseason friendlies[edit]

Midseason friendlies[edit]

Competitive[edit]

USL Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
5 Charlotte Independence 30 14 8 8 48 29 +19 50 Conference Playoffs
6 Charleston Battery 30 13 9 8 38 33 +5 48
7 Richmond Kickers 30 12 9 9 33 26 +7 45
8 Orlando City B 30 9 8 13 35 49 −14 35
9 Wilmington Hammerheads FC 30 8 10 12 37 47 −10 34
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots

Matches[edit]

USL Cup[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

The Kickers entered the U.S. Open Cup with the rest of the USL, in the second round.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Club Fee Ref
January 6, 2016 Lesotho Sunny Jane United States Wilmington Hammerheads Free [1]
February 23, 2016 Brazil Luiz Fernando Nascimento Brazil Corinthians Undisclosed [2]
February 23, 2016 Brazil Romulo Peretta Brazil Corinthians Undisclosed [2]
March 8, 2016 United States Sawyer Gaffney United States Richmond Kickers Academy Academy signing [3]
March 14, 2016 Argentina Lucas Paulini United States Atlanta Silverbacks Free [4]
March 24, 2016 United States Jackson Eskay United States William & Mary Tribe Free [5]
April 5, 2016 United States Travis Pittman United States Missouri Comets Free [6]

Out[edit]

Date Player Club Fee Ref
January 6, 2016 United States George Davis IV United States Louisville City Free [7]

Statistics[edit]

First team roster[edit]

No. Position Player Nation
0 Goalkeeper Sawyer Gaffney  United States
1 Goalkeeper Ryan Taylor  United States
2 Defender Yomby William  Cameroon
4 Defender Fred Sekyere  Ghana
5 Midfielder Michael Callahan  United States
7 Forward Matthew Delicâte  England
8 Defender Hugh Roberts  United States
9 Defender Anthony Grant  Jamaica
10 Forward Sunny Jane  Lesotho
11 Forward Luiz Fernando  Brazil
12 Forward Rômulo Peretta  Brazil
14 Midfielder Yudai Imura  Japan
15 Midfielder Lucas Paulini  Argentina
16 Midfielder Paul Clowes (on loan from D.C. United)  England
17 Forward Jason Yeisley  United States
18 Defender Alex Lee  Guam
20 Defender Jalen Robinson (HGP; on loan from D.C. United)  United States
21 Midfielder Nate Shiffman  United States
22 Forward Brian Ownby  United States
23 Defender Sascha Görres  Germany
24 Midfielder Jackson Eskay  United States
25 Midfielder Travis Pittman  United States
26 Midfielder Miguel Aguilar (on loan from D.C. United)  Mexico
27 Midfielder Collin Martin (HGP; on loan from D.C. United)  United States
28 Midfielder Samuel Asante  Ghana
29 Midfielder Conor Shanosky  United States
30 Goalkeeper Charlie Horton (on loan from D.C. United)  United States
31 Defender Braeden Troyer  United States
32 Midfielder Scott Thomsen  United States
34 Defender Luke Mishu (on loan from D.C. United)  United States
36 Goalkeeper Ronnie Pascale  United States
37 Midfielder Chris Durkin (HGP; on loan from D.C. United)  United States
40 Goalkeeper Matt Turner (on loan from New England Revolution)  United States
45 Midfielder Simon Finch  United States
46 Goalkeeper Mark Nankervis  United States
48 Goalkeeper Travis Worra (on loan from D.C. United)  United States
50 Goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra (on loan from D.C. United)  United States

Goals and assists[edit]

No. Pos. Name USL USL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
Goals Assists Goals Assists Goals Assists Goals Assists
14 MF Japan Yudai Imura 10 2 0 0 1 0 11 2
10 FW Lesotho Sunny Jane 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 1
9 DF Jamaica Anthony Grant 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 2
22 FW United States Brian Ownby 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3
11 FW Brazil Luiz Fernando Nascimento 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1
8 DF United States Hugh Roberts 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
5 MF United States Michael Callahan 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 FW United States Jason Yeisley 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
15 MF Argentina Lucas Paulini 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
32 MF United States Scott Thomsen 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
7 FW England Matthew Delicâte 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 MF United States Jackson Eskay 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26 MF Mexico Miguel Aguilar 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF Ghana Fred Owusu Sekyere 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
18 DF Guam Alex Lee 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
25 MF United States Travis Pittman 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
28 MF Ghana Samuel Asante 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos. Name USL USL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
5 MF Michael Callahan 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
28 MF Samuel Asante 5 1 0 1 0 0 5 2
22 FW Brian Ownby 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
18 DF Alex Lee 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 1
4 DF Fred Owusu Sekyere 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
25 MF Travis Pittman 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
17 FW Jason Yeisley 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
31 DF Braeden Troyer 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2 DF William Yomby 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
10 FW Sunny Jane 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
8 DF Hugh Roberts 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 DF Anthony Grant 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
15 MF Lucas Paulini 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 MF Jackson Eskay 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
34 DF Luke Mishu 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
37 MF Chris Durkin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
50 GK Andrew Dykstra 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kickers sign Sunny Jane". RichmondKickers.com. Archived from the original on January 20, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Kickers sign Brazilian strikers". RichmondKickers.com. Archived from the original on March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Kickers add Academy goalkeeper". RichmondKickers.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Kickers sign Lucas Paulini". RichmondKickers.com. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jackson Eskay Signs Deal With Richmond Kickers". TribeAthletics.com.
  6. ^ "RICHMOND 1, ROCHESTER 0". RichmondKickers.com. Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  7. ^ Litner, Jonathan (January 15, 2016). "Louisville City FC signs former UK player". Louisville Courier-Journal. Courier-Journal.com. USA Today Network. Retrieved March 27, 2016.