While most of D.C. United bowed out of the US Open Cup in disappointing fashio last night, there are still two players who have games yet to play. Tonight, Joe Willis, Christiano Francois, and the rest of the Richmond Kickers welcome the New England Revolution to Virginia. So drop out of Cameroon-Croatia at halftime, and root for D.C. United's affiliate to get revenge on the affiliate of the Rochester Rhinos.
Time: 7:00 PM EDT
Venue: City Stadium, Richmond, Virginia
Streaming: As I am sure you are aware, USL PRO has been streaming all of their games on YouTube this season. There, you will find tonight's US Open Cup game as well.
Projected Richmond Kickers starting XI: The Kickers will run out their strongest lineup available for this game. This means Joe Willis in goal, with Alex Lee, William Yomby, Henry Kalungi, and Sascha Goerres in front of him. Luke Vercollone and Samuel Asante will be in defensive midfield, with Shay Spitz, George Davis IV, and Jason Yeisley in front of them. Matthew Delicate will be your striker.
Prediction: I think that New England will field a stronger lineup than most MLS teams so far; if that is the case, I think they will win by a 2-1 margin.
What are you drinking? Nothing in the press box, but some Kick It Hunny (soon to be coming out in bottles) sounds pretty good if you're in the stands.
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