RICHMOND, VA. – Orlando City B sit just outside the playoff places and will be looking to jump in to the top eight against a Richmond Kickers desperate for a win in front of their home crowd at City Stadium with kickoff at 7:00pm.
Richmond Kickers news and notes
Current record: 3-11-8, 17pts
Richmond Kickers come in to this match after a 1-1 draw in Pittsburgh Riverhounds, taking the lead thanks to a Yudai Imura goal but conceding the equalizer eight minutes from time.
Clinical shooting gave Richmond fans something to cheer about, as they managed to put four of their six shots on target (67%), a solid return which shows things moving in the right direction.
Richmond are in a run of good form, despite their disappointing season, having suffered just one loss in their last four matches, and have a much better home record, so will be delighted to return to City Stadium on Saturday.
Orlando City B news and notes
Current record: 5-6-10, 25pts
Orlando City B travels to Richmond following a 2-2 draw with FC Cincinnati, after conceding a late equalizer at Nippert Stadium last Saturday.
Austin Martz scored the equalizer in the 14th minute after a frantic start to the match before Orlando took the lead in the 55th minute through Hadji Berry, only to concede in stoppage time through Danni Konig.
The draw was the sixth straight draw for Orlando City B, their second in the run against Cincinnati, and a strong defensive performance saw Zach Carroll earn Team of the Week honors for his impressive passing.
The two sides will meet three times this season with this being their first meeting of the year.
Richmond – GK: Marcel DeBellis, Alex Wimmer, Matt Turner; D: William Yomby, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Conor Shanosky, Evan Lee, Mallan Roberts, Alex Lee, Braeden Troyer, Jalen Robinson; M: Fred Owusu Sekyere, Finnlay Wyatt, Yudai Imura, Patrick McCann, Oscar Umar, Raul Gonzalez, Samuel Asante, Matt Bolduc, Brandon Eaton, Luiz Fernando Nascimento; F: Oliver Minatel, Sunny Jane, Mikey Minutillo, Jackson Eskay, Franck Tayou
Orlando – GK: Earl Edwards Jr., Jake Fenlason; D: Seb Hines, Kevin Alston, Conor Donovan, Zach Hayden, Rafael Ramos, Jules Youmeni, Scott Thomsen, Zach Carroll, Fernando Timbo, PC, Leonardo Pereira; M: Richie Laryea, Tony Rocha, Lewis Neal, Danny Deakin, Jordan Schweitzer, Paul Clowes, Austin Martz, Ryley Kraft, Pierre Da Silva; F: Hadji Barry, Ben Polk, Albert Dikwa, Joe Gallardo, Michael Cox
Richmond – NONE
Orlando – Accumulation warning: Paul Clowes, Seb Hines, Richie Laryea
REF: LORANT VARGA
AR1: Will Aten
AR2: Jordan Gray
4TH: Izzy Campos
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