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USL Preview: Toronto FC II vs. Richmond Kickers

By Staff, 05/10/16, 1:16PM EDT


Kickers look to complete season-sweep in matinee at Ontario Soccer Centre

Photo courtesy James Loving / Richmond Kickers

VAUGHN, Ontario – Toronto FC II will host the Richmond Kickers in a special Wednesday matinee at the Ontario Soccer Centre with the visitors looking to complete a season-sweep of the series, and build on a two-game winning streak. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. ET.


Toronto FC II news and notes

  • Current record: 1-3-2, 5 points
  • Toronto fell last Wednesday night 2-0 to Louisville City FC as the team’s losing streak extended to three games after going undefeated in three to start the season.
  • TFC II has been held scoreless in each of its past two games after recording seven goals in its first four games of the season.
  • Toronto will likely be without four players for the match, as Skylar Thomas, Chris Mannella, Jordan Hamilton and team-leading scorer Raheem Edwards called into Canada’s U23 squad this week to visit Guyana and Grenada.
  • Toronto has been outscored 7-3 in the second halves of games this season, and outshot 85-54 overall.

Richmond Kickers news and notes

  • Current record: 4-2-1, 13 points
  • The Kickers took their second consecutive victory this past Saturday with a 1-0 win against Wilmington Hammerheads FC.
  • Richmond moved into fifth position with the win, which came via an own goal by the Hammerheads’ Ashani Fairclough.
  • The Kickers have been led this season by Yudai Imura, who has three goals. Five other players have also found the net for the side.
  • Goalkeeper Matt Turner has recorded back-to-back shutouts on loan from the New England Revolution since Ryan Taylor’s season-ending injury.

2016 Team leaders

  • Goals: Toronto – Raheem Edwards, 4; Richmond – Yudai Imura, 3
  • Assists: Toronto – Molham Babouli, Chris Mannella, 1; Richmond – Brian Ownby, 2

Series notes

  • Richmond took a 1-0 win two weeks ago at City Stadium to give them a 2-1-0 record all-time against Toronto.


  • REF: Yusri Rudolf
  • AR1: Gianni Facchini
  • AR2: Fabrizio Stasolla
  • 4TH: Alexis Vaughan

Game hashtag:

  • #TORvRIC

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