Kickers wrap up preseason in tribute to a legend
Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 2:15 pm
The Kickers have finally finished their preseason. Unlike previous years this one was lighter in the schedule as well as expectation. During this time the club went 1-1-2. Don't worry though Richmond still look strong and remember it is only preseason.
"A few of the results were a bit disappointing but it is only preseason, our two losses were both 0-1 so I am happy and remember we were playing some improved MLS squads."
Third year manager Mike Korrigan.
But despite the record the fans got a special treat. Earlier today the Kickers played a tribute match to one of the club's longest serving players.
The Kickers paid tribute to Sacha Gorres in what was a 1-0 loss for the home side. In his 11th year with the Kickers he (Gorres) appeared in 195 matches.
Gorres' name might not be familiar to many outside of Richmond but the defender has been ever present for the club since joining in 2005. He will be retiring from soccer at the end of the 2016 season.
"Being apart of the Kickers has been an honor, I will remember my time with this club for the rest of my life, I am pleased that Mike (Korrigan) has had faith in me for the past two seasons. I look forward to another great year and hopefully another championship."
- Gorres after his testimonial match
The team will now have a month off before the 2016 USL PRO Season begins. The first match will be played on March 19th at the Stanford Crick Ground in Antigua. The first home match is set for March 23rd as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds come to town.