2011 Richmond Kickers season

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Richmond Kickers
2011 season
OwnerUnited States Rob Ukrop
Head CoachEngland Leigh Cowlishaw
StadiumCity Stadium
Regular SeasonConference: 3rd
Overall: 3rd
PlayoffsDivisional Finals
U.S. Open CupSemifinals
Highest home attendance4,742 vs Dayton Dutch Lions 6 August 2011
Lowest home attendance743 vs Charlotte Eagles 8 July 2011
Average home league attendance1,735
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The 2011 Richmond Kickers season was the Kickers' nineteenth season in existence and their inaugural campaign in the third-tier USL Pro League. Beforehand, the Kickers played in the USL Second Division. Overall, it was the Kickers' sixth-consecutive season playing in the third division of American soccer.

The Kickers had a successful campaign in USL Pro, having the third best overall record in the league. In the playoffs, the Kickers were eliminated by eventual USL Pro Champions, Orlando City S.C. in the division finals. Outside of USL, the Kickers reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup, their deepest run in the domestic tournament since 1995. During their campaign, the Kickers knocked off two MLS sides, the Columbus Crew in the third round, and Sporting Kansas City in the quarterfinals.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Roster[edit]

First team[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Regular Season[1][2] Playoffs U.S. Open Cup[3][full citation needed]
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Ryan Jones 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Cameroon William Yomby 31 3 24 2 2 0 5 1
3 DF United States Jamel Wallace 22 0 16 0 2 0 4 0
4 MF United States Luke Vercollone 31 1 24 1 2 0 5 0
5 MF United States Ryan Heins 28 4 23 4 2 0 3 0
7 FW England Matthew Delicâte 29 13 24 10 2 0 3 3
8 MF Brazil Gerson dos Santos 19 2 16 2 2 0 1 0
9 MF Japan Nozomi Hiroyama 25 1 20 0 2 0 3 1
10 FW United States David Bulow 30 10 24 4 2 0 4 6
11 FW United States Edson Elcock 29 4 22 4 2 0 5 0

Standings[edit]

Final standings for the 2011 USL Pro season.

American Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W T L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Orlando City SC (C) 24 15 6 3 36 16 +20 51 2011 USL Pro Commissioner's Cup, 2011 USL Pro Playoffs
2 Wilmington Hammerheads (A) 24 14 3 7 42 30 +12 45 2011 USL Pro Playoffs[a]
3 Richmond Kickers (A) 24 12 5 7 35 21 +14 41
4 Charleston Battery (A) 24 10 5 9 24 25 −1 35
5 Charlotte Eagles 24 9 6 9 32 29 +3 33
6 Antigua Barracuda 24 9 2 13 32 32 0 29
Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification: Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.[4].
(A) Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (C) Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record).
Notes:
  1. ^ The top four clubs in each division are guaranteed spots in the 2011 USL Pro Playoffs.

Match Results[edit]

USL Pro[edit]

Home team is listed on the left.

Regular Season
Playoffs

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Richmond Kickers 2011 Statistics". uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. ^ 2014 Richmond Kickers Media Guide (PDF). Richmond Kickers. 2014. p. 29. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-13. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  3. ^ "TheCup.us". Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  4. ^ See Rule 2.11 League Regulations
  5. ^ "Kickers Beat Hammerheads In Shootout". Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2011.

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