Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Subs spark Richmond to second championship
by Paul Kennedy, August 31st, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[USL-2] Second-half subs David Bulow and John DiRaimondo scored late goals to give the Richmond Kickers a 3-1 victory over the Charlotte Eagles in the USL Second Division final. The championship was the second for the Kickers, who were loaded with former MLS players.

Playing in their fifth USL-2 final in the last six years, the Eagles led on a goal by Diego Martins in the 14th minute.

Bulow found Edson Elcock for the equalizer in the 63rd minute, and Richmond won the game on DiRaimondo's goal on a free kick that deflected off a Charlotte player and beat goalie Steward Ceus in the 83rd minute and Bulow's penalty kick two minutes later.

DiRaimondo, who spent time earlier this year with MLS's Colorado Rapids and D.C. United, is one of five Kickers who have played in MLS.

Others are Michael Burke, Luke Vercollone, Kenny Cutler and Joey Worthen. In addition, Matthew Delicate played for D.C. United in the 2009 U.S. Open Cup and Edson Elcock and Yomby William played in MLS's reserve division.

Aug. 29 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond 3 Charlotte 1. Goals: Elcock (Bulow) 63, DiRaimondo 83, Bulow (pen.) 86; Martins (Toby) 14
Richmond -- Pascale, Cutler (Harding, 84), William, Gorres, Kalungi, Burke (Hunter, 81), Dos Santos (Bulow, 46), Elcock (MacKenzie, 90), Vercollone, Delicate, Worthen (DiRaimondo, 46).
Charlotte -- Ceus, Connor, Rife (Coggins, 88), Smith (Johnson, 58), Williams, Herrera, Martins, Nunes (Bentos, 63), Toby, Page (Lemons, 63), Swinehart (Daka, 77).
Referee: Tony Russo.
Att.: 2,991.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
FC Dallas forward Akindele named top MLS rookie    
Tesho Akindele, who scored seven goals and added three assists for FC Dallas, earned the 2014 ...
What They're Saying: Bradley Wright-Phillips    
"I thought Jermaine Jones reffed a good game today." -- New York Red Bull Bradley Wright-Phillips ...
The Good, the Bad and -- Messi conquers Spain     
[EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL] A Liverpool player falls asleep watching his team lose, a French golazo ...
Wright-Phillips befuddled, Donovan confident    
[MLS PLAYOFFS: Reaction] In a match that produced 10 yellow cards -- the most for an ...
A cavalcade of Bundesliga own goals     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] World Cup champion Christoph Kramer scoring a 40-yard own goal earlier ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"If we weren't creating chances, I'd be concerned. But we're creating chances and we had some ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] Top-ranked UCLA needed a goal from Sam Mewis in the 88th minute to beat ...
U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Cold) List    
Aron Johannsson scored his first goal in more than seven months for AZ in its 1-0 ...
WFC2 to set up shop on UBC campus    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Vancouver Whitecaps became the seventh MLS club to launch a second team in ...
Youth Boys Report: U.S. U-17s take third in Chile    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives