TWO MAGIC PLAYERS HEAD TO MEXICO WITH U15 NATIONAL TEAM
Kevin Coleman and Nick Taitague, current FC Richmond U16 Magic players are headed to Mexico today as part of the under-15 BoysNational Team. Kevin and Nick will be training and playing in the Copa Mexico de Naciones in Mexico City through late August. This group includes an impressive roster of boys from around the country and will serve as the core for the next U17 cycle. Click here for a related article from Soccer America.
U16 MAGIC PLAYER KEVIN COLEMAN INVITED TO THE U17 RESIDENCY PROGRAM
FC Richmond U16 Magic player, Kevin Coleman, has been invited to attend the U.S. Soccer residency program in Bradenton, FL. Kevin will attend the program full time this upcoming season. Congratulations and best of luck to Kevin!
BINGO FUNDRAISING MONEY AT WORK!
Have you seen field 2 at Huguenot lately? With a perfect summer for growing grass field 2 is in pristine condition. Because of our bingo fundraiser Huguenot Park is fast becoming one of the finest grass surface soccer complexes in the area.
FOUR FC RICHMOND PLAYERS AT NIKE COMBINE IN DC AREA
Four FC Richmond Magic players recently returned from a player combine hosted by US Soccer and NIKE. Nick Taitague, AJ Rogers, Jack Eastman and Kevin Coleman were in Ellicott City, MD, a Washington DC suburb, with FC Richmond coach, Trip Dunville. They were four of 35 players invited to participate in the combine. While there the players participated in training sessions and were evaluated by US Soccer coaches. The top 65 players from combines like this one all around the country all summer will be invited to participate in the National US Soccer/NIKE combine in the fall.
MAGIC PLAYERS RECEIVE ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
Eleven FC Richmond Magic players received 1st team All-District honors and 10 were received a 2nd team All-District nod.
Congratulations to these 1st team All-District FC Richmond Magic boys: Matt Williams, Andrew Parker, Alex Waite, Stephen Penterson, Reid Hinton, Ryan Butler, Cole Georges, Dylan Eiser, Matt Szucs, Charlie Dodge, and Alex Boerner.
Congratulations to these 2nd team All-District FC Richmond boys: Keoni Rison, Jackson Martin, Marshall Ellick, Zach Lasek, Josh Madison, Jacob Creamer, Cayman Fisher, Jack Eastman, Andrew Michon, and Quintin Petersen.
MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENTS SUCCESS FOR FC IN GREENSBORO AND RICHMOND
Not only was the weather great over Memorial Day, so was the play by FC Richmond teams in their tournaments. The Magic and Mystx teams traveled to Greensboro, NC, while the Metro teams stayed home and played in the Dynamo Capital Cup.
Congratulations to these Magic and Mystx teams:
U10 Magic - Champions
U11 Magic - Finalists
U13 Magic - Champions
U14 Mystx - Finalists
Congratulations to these Metro teams:
U10 Boys Navy - Finalists
U12 Boys Sky - Finalists
U13 Boys - Finalists
U11 Girls Navy - Finalists
U12 Girls - Finalists
U14 Girls - Champions
U13 AND U14 METRO BOYS AND U14 METRO GIRLS FINISH AS VSL CHAMPIONS
The U13 and U14 Metro Boys finished first in their respective divisions in the spring season of the VSL. The U14 Metro Girls also finished first in their division. Well done teams!
MYSTX PLAYERS RECEIVE ALL-DISTRICT SELECTIONS
Congratulations to the following FC Richmond Mystx for their All-District selection:
1st Team Dominion District - Isabella Piccininni, Kathryn Miller
1st Team Colonial District - Olivia Meyers 1st Team Central District - Valerie Belcher
2nd Team Dominion District - Kelsey Bowman, Savannah Andrews, Elie Caples, Megan Linde, Victoria Czenczek
U16 MAGIC PLAYER NICK TAITAGUE ACHIEVES SUCCESS ON RECENT TRIP TO CROATIA
Current FC Richmond U16 Magic player, Nick Taitague, returned from Croatia earlier this month with two wins and a loss in international competition. Nick played the full time in all three international matches scoring his first international goal and being capped three times. Nick has now moved from National Pool Player to National Team Player. The US lost 2-1 in their opener vs. Slovenia '98 and then followed with a 1-0 win over Croatia '99 and a 4-0 win over Hungary '98.
NICK TAITAGUE BACK IN CA FOR U14 BOYS NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING
FC Richmond Magic stand out, Nick Taitague, is back in Carson, CA this week with the U14 Boys National Team. While in Carson Nick will be participating in training sessions with the National Team. The team will also face the LA Galaxy Academy team, Real So Cal and Chivas USA Academy team in matches later in the week.
ANOTHER FC RICHMOND PAIR OFF TO ITALY
FC Richmond U13 Mystx player, Hunter Collier, and U14 Mystx player, Meaghan O’Toole are in Italy playing with the 99 Girls Virginia State ODP team. While in Italy the girls will play matches in Milan and Venice, and possibly a match in Slovenia. There will also be time for sightseeing and taking in the Italian culture.gratulations to Hunter and Meaghan!
FORMER FC RICHMOND MAGIC PLAYER, DYLAN BOWMAN, TRAVELS TO BARCELONA WITH PRINCETON MEN'S SOCCER
FC Richmond Magic alum, Dylan Bowman, is in Barcelona with the Princeton Men’s Soccer team. Dylan and his teammates will have the opportunity to play four friendlies against international competitors. An added, unplanned bonus that kicked off the trip was the team meeting Pep Guardiola on the flight over to Barcelona. Guardiola is a former manager of FC Barcelona, a team he played with for 11 seasons. He was a member of 10 Spanish national football teams and is currently a manager for FC Bayern Munich.
FORMER FC RICHMOND GOALKEEPERS REUNITED IN FLORIDA
Luke Roberts, ’77 Magic goalkeeper, and Joe O’Carroll, ’71 Magic goalkeeper and current FC Richmond keeper coach, reunited for a week in Florida while attending the US Soccer Goalkeeper Course. They had a great week training with some of the top instructors in soccer. Joe is excited to bring what he learned right into his sessions with his FC Richmond keepers!
U15 Magic Players Head to Italy
U15 Magic players Cole Spofford and Kevin Coleman will travel to Italy on March 24th to play with ODP Region 1 representing the US as team Nationale USA in the Memorial Franco Gallini tournament in Northern Italy. While there they will have the opportunity to visit Venice, Italy and Croatia. Click here for a link to the tournament website (website is in Italian but I have Google-translated it into English so some of the wording is a bit challenging!). Follow along as Cole and Kevin take Europe! Congratulations and good luck Cole and Kevin!
NICK TAITAGUE RETURNS FROM WEEK IN SPAIN WITH id2 NATIONAL SELECTION TEAM
Nick Taitague continues his time in Spain playing with the id2 National Selection Team. The team started in Madrid, where they took on the youth academy squad from Real Madrid. They were up 2-0 after the first half but finished on the short end of a 4-2 final score. Nick had both an assist and a goal in the game. Despite the score, the team played well against a very good Real Madrid team. The team then traveled to Barcelona to play FC Barcelona’s youth academy team. Again they fell short of a win but played very well. They made adjustments throughout the game and were coming on strong in the final minutes.
NICK TAITAGUE HAS "MAGNIFICENT CAMP" AT THE U14 BOYS NATIONAL TEAM CAMP
U14 MAGIC AND MYSTX HAD A GREAT TRIP TO PHOENIX FOR THE DESERT CLASSIC
The Magic team won their first three games beating Gilbert Arsenal 2-1, Colorado United White 2-0 and FC Boulder Premier 3-2 to advance to the finals. Unfortunately they came up short against Real Colorado Olympico in the finals, 2-0. Finishing as finalists was a great accomplishment against some stiff competition and a great time was had by all!
The Mystx really played very well but posted losses against Scottsdale Blackhawks and TSA Girls Red and a tie against Arizona SC Thunder Gold. Despite the final scores the coaches were pleased with their performance and, as always, they represented FC Richmond well!
U12 MAGIC AT THE FLORIDA PREMIER CLASSIC
The U12 Magic travelled to Apopka, FL to play in the Florida Premier Classic. The boys started their weekend with a friendly against the eventual tournament finalists, FC America Premier. Unfortuately they posted a 6-1 loss, but played an impressive game coming out of their off season, against a Florida-based team in the middle of their winter season. The U12s got an opportunity to replay FC America Premier in their 3rd game and posted just a one goal differential. In their final game the boys beat the team who eventually ended up as tournament champions and handed them their only loss of the tournament! In the end the boys finished 2-2 and had a great experience.
KEVIN COLEMAN SUCCESS AT NATIONAL CAMP
U15 Magic player, Kevin Coleman is recently back from California where he attended the U15 Boys National Team camp. Kevin scored a goal in the second half to tie the game before the U15s went on to win 3-2 over Chivas USA. Congratuations to Kevin for a great showing!
FC ALUM RYAN TAYLOR FINISHES GREAT COLLEGE CAREER
Ryan Taylor, a former FC Richmond and Midlothian High School stand out player, has just finished up a great college career.
Former FC Richmond Magic keeper, Ryan Taylor, was a First Team All Dominion District and Second Team All-Central Region and All-Metro player as a senior at Midlothian High School. Ryan went on to Radford University where he was a 4-year starter in goal. Throughout his college career he consistently ranked among league leaders in goals-against average.
As a Senior captain Ryan was selected to the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division 1 Men’s All-South Atlantic regional team with second team honors. Ryan was also selected to the Big South All-Tournament team.
Congratulations to this great FC alum!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE FC RICHMOND PLAYERS SELECTED TO STATE AND REGIONAL ODP POOLS
97 Boys: Andres Maseo, Zachary Pedini, Keoni Rison
00 Boys: Cory Hogge, Andrew Rogers, Alec Taitague
Region 1 Pool Players:
97 Boys: Keoni Rison
98 Boys: Kevin Coleman, Justin Ennis, Cole Spofford
99 Boys: Nick Taitague
THE U15, U16, U17 AND U18 MAGIC AND MYSTX TEAMS HAVE SUCCESS IN THEIR FALL COLLEGE SHOWCASES
In the VCCL Boys Showcase the U16 Magic beat SYA 1-0 and beat DC Stoddert 9-1. The U17 team won against FASA with a score of 3-0 and tied FC Frederick 1-1. Finally the U18 Magic tied Annandale 1-1 and finished off FASA 3-1.
In the Baltimore College Showcase in Baltimore, MD over Thanksgiving weekend the U17 Magic won all three of their games, 2-1, 1-0 and 2-0. The U18 Magic had similar success winning 3-0, 2-0 and 1-0.
The girls spent Thanksgiving weekend in Kirkwood, DE at the Kirkwood College Showcase. The U16 Mystx had two wins and two ties and finished in first place. The U17 Mystx finished with three wins and a tie and also finished in first place.
The U16, U17 and U18 Mystx teams represented well in the VCCL Girls Showcase in early December. The U18s won 2-0 then lost 1-0, the U17s won 4-2 and lost 3-2 and the U16s won both games 2-1 and 7-1.
FC Richmond U15 Magic Team Player, Nick Taitague, Attends National Team Training
Congratulations to U15 Magic player, Nick Taitague, who was selected to attend the ’99 National Team Training Camp in Carson, CA from November 17th to the 25th. Nick had a great week at camp scoring 3 goals in 2 games including a goal in the youth national team’s 4-1 win over United FC.
FC Players Playing with Region 1 Teams
Magic player, Hunter Johnson, headed to Birmingham, AL December 6-9 to play with the ODP Region 1 ’96 team at the USYS Interregional and Final Four. Congratulations to Hunter on this selection!
Cole Spofford and Kevin Coleman from the ’97 Magic team travelled to Arizona November 22-26 to compete with the Region 1 ’98 team at the USYS Interregional at Grande Sports World in Phoenix. Both Kevin and Cole had great success in Arizona. During the match with a tough Region Three team, Kevin made a wonderful run down the left side, beat several defenders and found his center midfielder at the top of the box for Region One’s loan goal. Against Region Two, Kevin scored the second and third goals, to put Region One ahead 3-2 before the game was tied 3-3 in the last minutes. Kevin was also selected by the coaches as one of the top 11 players in his age group. Cole started and played all but 5 minutes in the three matches at outside back. The Coaches showed a lot of confidence in Cole as they moved him from one side to the other to shore up the defense against the opponents top attackers. Cole frequently intercepted passes, leveled opponents with slide tackles, and showed skill and confidence in possession.
Congratulations to our Fall League Champions
The U15 Magic finished their fall season as champions of the VCCL. The U16 Mystx also put in a fine showing and finished as Co-Champions of the VCCL. Congratulations to both of these teams!
The undefeated U13 Metro boys finished their fall season as VSLi Champions. The U14 boys finished as VSLi Co-Champions. Congratulations to both of these teams!
FC Richmond Teams Have Success at the Capital Fall Classic
Over the past two weekends many FC Richmond teams competed in the Capital Fall Classic Tournament. The U10 Magic team, U10 Metro Boys Sky team, and the U12 Metro Boys Navy team all finished as Champions! The U14 Metro Boys team finished as finalists. The U10 Mystx team lost a heartbreaker in PKs 5-4 and finished as finalists. Congratulations to these teams and all the teams who participated in the Capital Fall Classic!
Congratulations to Players Selected for the VSLI East/West Showcase
Ten FC Richmond Metro players have been selected to play in the annual VSLI East/West Showcase game which has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 3rd at Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg. These games showcase some of the best talent in the VSLI. Following are the players who will represent FC Richmond: U14 Girls: Gillian Gaunt, Elizabeth Vincent, Julia Placide and Kiera Goddu; U14 Boys: Parker Shama; U15 Girls: Amanda Placide, Heather Spivey and Sarah Lilly; U16 Boys: Patrick Baly and Matt Guyer
Please congratulate these players when you see them!
U15 MAGIC FALL 3-1 IN STATE CUP FINAL
The U15 Magic played a well fought match but unfortunately came up short in the State Cup Final on Sunday. While the loss was a heartbreaker, the boys have had a spectacular fall sesason. They finished up with an undefeated VCCL season and had a fantastic run through State Cup. Please congratulate these boys when you see them!
FC Richmond Players Recognized After Great High School Season
Several FC Richmonds were recognized for their outstanding high school seasons. Below are some of those recognitions.
Bowman and Taylor Competing in USL-PDL League This Summer
Follow former FC Richmond players Ryan Taylor and Dylan Bowman as they compete with FASA Hotspur of the PDL division of the United Soccer League... You can follow their progress by clicking here
Keoni Rison -- Magic ’96 -- Part of Region 1 ODP Championship
Congratulations to Keoni Rison, a member of the FC Richmond Magic ’96, here holding the Region 1 ODP Championship Trophy. Keoni was a part of the VYSA ODP ’97 team which won the ODP Region 1 Tournament. The group defeated New Jersey in the finals and finished the competition with 4 wins and 1 tie. Congrats to Keoni and the rest of the VYSA ODP ’97 State Team!
Taitague Wins Golden Boot
Nicholas Taitague finished the Region 1 Championships as the top goal scorer for the U14 age group. Scoring 5 goals in just 3 games, Taitague beat out every other player in the competition, some of which played in 4 or 5 games. Taitague started his scoring with the lone goal in the team’s opening game loss. He then tallied 3 first half goals in game #2 and finished off the scoring with one goal in the team’s third and final game. Congratulations to Nicholas on a great goal scoring output in the Region 1 Championships!
Taitague Selected to U14 National Team Camp
Congratulations to Nicholas Taitague, FC Richmond Magic ’97, who was recently selected to attend the U14 National Team Training Camp in Carson, California over the week of August 5 - 12. While in the National Team Camp, the group will have daily training sessions, daily player meetings, various work out sessions, and play matches against California ODP and Select Teams. Needless to say, it will be a great environment for the boys. Congratulations to Nick on this wonderful selection.
FC Richmond Magic Players Spend Two Weeks in Brazil
Over the two week period of July 23 thru August 4, members of the FC Richmond Magic ’95 and ’96 will travel to Rio De Janeiro on a trip full of soccer, sun, and great memories.
While in Rio, the group, lead by Trip Ellis and Trip Dunville, will have the chance to play in 4 games versus Brazilian youth clubs (Flamengo (pictured below), Tigres FC, Audax Rio, and Fluminense). The group will also have the chance to attend two Brazilian Pro matches...Botofogo vs Vasco De Gama and Fluminense vs. Atletico Mineiro.
When soccer is not on the agenda, the boys and their coaches will explore various sites throughout Rio De Janeiro (the site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics). Notable trips will include the famous Copacabana Beach, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Shopping in Rio Sul, the Maracana Stadium (a 2014 World Cup Venue), and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue.
The trip to Brazil is another in the long list of countries visisted by FC Richmond teams (most recently England and Spain). The memories in which the boys will take home from the trip will truly last a lifetime.
FC Richmond Magic ’97 Represent at Region 1 Championships
The FC Richmond Magic ’97, as the U14 VYSA State Champions, headed to Lancaster, PA to compete in the Region 1 Championships over the weekend of June 28-July 3. The tournament consists of State Champions from Region 1 (states from Virginia to Maine). Sixteen teams in all competed in four groups of four. The winners of each group would advance to the semi-finals, with the winners playing in the finals the following day.
FC Richmond was drawn into a group with Empire United SA Buffalo (Western New York State Champs), Londonderry Bolts (New Hampshire State Champs), and North United 97/98 (Western Pa State Champs).
The first game took place on Friday, June 29th against the team out of Buffalo. The game was back and forth for much of the game. The New Yorkers took the initial lead with a 2nd half goal. FC Richmond repsonded nicely with a goal from Nicholas Taitague to level the game. Unfortunately, the team from Buffalo was able to get the winner before time ran out and finished the game as 2-1 winners. The tournament was not over yet for the Magic boys, as group play would continue the next day.
In the second game of the tournament, on a hot day in Lancaster, on the turf fields of Hempfield Soccer Complex, the boys took on the state champs from New Hampshire. This result was much different, as FC Richmond took the lead and and never looked back. The boys from Richmond were up 3-0 at half, with all three goals coming from Nicholas Taitague. Kevin Coleman and Howard Charles finished off the scoring in the 2nd half, giving the boys a resounding 5-0 win.
In the final game of group play, the boys went up against the North United team out of Western PA. Again, the boys took the game to the group from Pennsylvania and scored, scored, and scored again. FC Richmond again came out with another 5-0 win, with goals from Nicholas Taitague, Kevin Coleman (2), and Trey Thompson (2).
Unfortunately, this would be the last game of the competition for the boys, as the loss to the team from Buffalo was the deciding factor in who advanced to the semifinals.
Nonetheless, it was a great week of play for the team and a great run throug the VYSA State Cup and then through the Region 1 Championship. Congratulations to the boys on a great season, and now they are ready to make the run again this coming fall in the U15 State Cup!
Six FC Richmond Players Selected to Region 1 Team
The VYSA is proud to announce that 38 ODP boys have been selected as one of the top players in their age group and thus, into the Region I Pool Team. We are very proud of these boys as they first came on the radar screen through their outstanding performances at the Regional Tournament at Rider University, NJ in early June. They then attended the Region camp at either Rider U. or Kutztown University in PA where they were under the direction and tutelage of the region staff coaches themselves.
These players will now be brought into a four day call back camp where they will be eligible to be named to the top 18 players and a member to the prestigious Region Team. The Region Team competes against the other three regions in the US in an attempt to make the National team and catch the eye of college coaches.
Congratulations to those players and the clubs from which they came.
Players Selected to 2012-2013 Region I Pool
SOCA U18/19 Lightning
U17 Boys Premier Red
Stafford Area Soccer Assoc.
Stafford Revolution Blue
Fredericksburg Area Soccer Assoc.
FC Richmond Magic 95
Virginia Beach Travel Soccer
Virginia Beach Travel Soccer
Beach FC U16B Red
Courage 95 Red
Arlington Soccer Association
Strikers Red 96
Arlington Soccer Association
Arlington Impact Red
Arlington Soccer Association
McLean Youth Soccer
McLean Titan Green
FC Richmond Magic 96
Fauquier County Soccer Club
FCSC United 98 Black
Blue Ridge Youth Soccer Assoc.
Arlington Soccer Assoc.
Arlington Strikers Red
Arlington Soccer Assoc.
Jr Royals 98 Blue
Courage 97 Red Boys
FCR Magic 97
Richmond Strikers Soccer Club
PWSI Courage 97 Red
Virginia Soccer Association
VSA Heat White
FCR Magic 97
Arlington Soccer Association
Arlington Impact Red
PWSI Courage 97 Red
Loudoun 98B Red
FC Richmond Magic 97
JR Royal 98 Blue
Courage 98 Red
Courage 98 Red
Arlington Soccer Association
Arlington Eagles Red
Courage 98 Red
PWSI Courage 98 Red
Northern Virginia Soccer Club
Jr. Royals 98 Blue
PWSI Courage 98 Red
FC Richmond Magic 97
Virginia Beach Travel Soccer
Beach FC Black
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FC Richmond Has Success over Memorial Day Weekend!
Over the Memorial Day Weekend, several FC Richmond teams competed in Memorial Day tournaments. Metro teams competed in the Dynamo FC Capital Cup. The U11 Metro Boys Sky (below right), U12 Metro Boys Navy (below left), U13 Metro Boys, and U10 Metro Girls all finished as Champions. The U10 Metro Boys Sky, U13 Metro Girls, and U12 Metro Boys Sky all finished as runners-up in their respective brackets.
Down in Greensboro, the U10-U14 Magic and Mystx teams took to the field with a couple of teams having a great weekends. The U13 Mystx finished the weekend as runners-up and the U14 Mystx finished their Memorial Day weekend as Champions of their division.
FC Richmond U14 Magic – State Cup Champions
Congratulations to the FC Richmond Magic ’97 as they defeated VCCL rival SOCA in the finals 1-0 in OT.
The Boys State Cup final was a grueling affair between two very good VCCL teams and friendly rivals. Over the 2011-2012, both FC Richmond Magic ’97 and SOCA 97 have battled for the fall and spring VCCL titles. It was only appropriate that the two rivals would square off one more time in the State Cup finals. The game lived up to the hype and was scoreless through regulation. In the overtime period, FC Richmond was awarded a deserving penalty kick. The Magic player stepped up and finished the penalty giving the boys the 1-0 lead, a lead that they would not relinquish.
The title run was a tough one for the boys, as before they played the group from SOCA, they had to win 4 games against very tough Northern Virginia teams...including two VCCL North teams in the defending state champions, Arlington Impact, and a very, very good PWSI Courage team.
The Magic boys will now head up to the Region I Championship with the rest of the VYSA State Cup Champions over the week of June 28th - July 3rd. The boys will be placed in a blind draw with the rest of the Region 1 State Champs. The teams will play 3 games in group play, with the winner of the group advancing to the semi-finals. In order to win the Region 1 Championship, the team will have to play (and most likely win) 5 games in 5 days.
It is a great accomplishment for the team and the club, and everyone is very proud of the boys.
FC Richmond Trio with VYSA State Team in France!
Keoni Rison, a member of the FC Richmond Magic ’96 team and Nicholas Taitague and Justin Ennis, both members of the FC Richmond Magic ’97 team recently from France after a trip with the VYSA ODP State Team. While in France (March 29-April 8), the group played 4 matches against various French Youth Club teams, as well as taking multiple sightseeing trips through Paris, Versailles, and the Loire Valley. Both Keoni and Nick were able to score goals during the trip, and Justin did very well in the goal. The trip was a memorable one for all three boys as they received a chance to experience all that France has to offer.
Details of the trip can be found through the running blog kept during the experience. You can access that blog here...
Johnson, Szucs, Boerner Represent VYSA at ODP Nationals
Three members of the FC Richmond Magic ’95...Hunter Johnson, Matthew Szucs, and Alec Boerner represented themselves and the club proudly while competing with their respective ODP State Teams in the ODP National Tournament.
Johnson, and his fellow members of the 1996 team finished 4th in the competition.
Szucs and Boerner, members of the 1995 team, finished as runners-up, losing to Michigan in the finals. The full list of rosters, stats, and information on the tournament can be found by clicking here
FC Richmond Duo Heads to Italy with Region 1 Team!
Congratulations to FC Richmond Magic ’97 players, Kevin Coleman and Cole Spofford on their invitation to join the Region 1 ODP 98 team for their trip to Italy. The duo will head to Italy, along with the Region 1 squad, April 24-May 3. While in Italy, the team will compete in an International Tournament in Cueno, Italy (south of Torino). For a full itinerary for the trip, click here. To follow the boys, and the rest of the team while in Italy, you can follow the Region I Blog Here. Congratulations to both boys on a wonderful opportunity.
FC Richmond Teams with a Great Weekend at SASA St. Patrick’s Day Tournament
Congratulations to the U14 Mystx on a successful tournament championship in the U15 Bracket of the SASA St. Patrick’s Day Tournament. The girls played four very tough games against older competition, but came out on top when the weekend was over. Great job ladies!!!
Congratulations to the FC Richmond Magic ’99 on their tournament championship run over the weekend of March 17-18. The boys had a great weekend of soccer in the SASA St. Patrick’s Day Tournament. Well done boys!!
FC Richmond Announces 2012 College Commitments
Congratulations to the following players on their recent college commitments.
Kyle Forche – Virginia Military Institute – FC Richmond Magic ‘93
Luis Rendon – Duke University – FC Richmond Magic ‘93
Wes Saupe – Virginia Tech University – FC Richmond Magic ‘93
Adam Johnson – Concord University – FC Richmond Magic ‘93
Dylan Van Den Berg – Roanoke College – FC Richmond Magic ‘93
We will continue to update this section as we receive more college commitments
FC Richmond Magic ’98 Finishes Runner-Up at Jefferson Cup
Congratulations to the FC Richmond Magic ’98 on their impressive run to a 2nd place finish in the Jefferson Cup over the weekend of March 10-11. The U13 Boys faced teams from New York, Cleveland, Maryland, and North Carolina. The team had a great weekend, but fell short in the finals to a very good team from Raleigh. It was a still a great weekend for the boys and great way to get ready for the upcoming VCCL season
FC Richmond With Great Weekend at Ultimate Cup!!
Congraulations to the FC Richmond Magic ’97 (pictured right) and the FC Richmond Magic ’99 on their impressive runs in the Ultimate Cup Boys Weekend, March 3-4. The Ulimate Cup, held over various fields across Chesterfield County proved to be a hard fought weekend for all teams involved. Fortunately for FC Richmond, two teams survived the tough competition and unpredictable weather to compete in the finals of their respective brackets.
The FC Richmond Magic ’97 were very impressive in their run to the tournament title.
Outscoring opponents 12-1 through their four games, the boys defeated the PA Classics by a score of 2-1 in the finals.
The FC Richmond Magic ’99 (pictured below) fought through their bracket into the semifinals where they defeated FASA Elite by a score of 2-1. The boys finished on the wrong end of 3-0 scoreline to a very good BRYC Elite team in the finals. (a team they tied earlier in the tournament).
FC Richmond Enjoys Success in Phoenix!!!
Congratulations to the FC Richmond Mystx ’97 and Magic ’97 on a great trip to Phoenix, AZ and the SC Del Sol Desert Classic. The Mystx ’97 (U14 Girls) finished the trip as champions in the U14 Division. The Magic ’97 (U14 Boys) also had an impressive run in the tournament, but fell short 1-0 in the finals. The annual trip for the U14 Magic and Mystx teams, is a player only trip and a wonderful experience for both team. The Desert Classic regular features teams from Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and occasionally California. The FC Richmond teams always represent themselves well, even though they play against teams that are usually in midseason form. This year’s trip offered the teams a unique opportunity to watch DC United (see below) during a training session and meet some of the players afterward; and of coure both teams were able to explore some unbelievable scenery around the Arizona landscape (see below) The trip, which is player only and takes the teams away from their parents, cell phones, computers, etc...is a great way for the teams to learn more about each other and mature as a players, both on and off the field.
The Phoenix Trip is one of several player only trips that FC Richmond annually takes...other trips include a Thanksgiving trip to Florida during the Thanksgiving holiday for the U12 Boys and a Columbus Day Tournament trip to Florida for the U16 Girls. All trips are professionally run by the FC Richmond Directors and Coaching staff and are great experiences for everyone involved.Congratulations to the Magic and Mystx U14 teams on a wonderful trip and great work on the field.
Two FC Richmond Players Sign National Letters of Intent
Congratulations to FC Richmond Magic ’93 players, Wes Saupe and Luis Rendon, who signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 1st. Both players, who are standouts at Cosby High School, will continue their soccer careers in the ACC...Saupe signing with Virginia Tech and Rendon signing with Duke University.
FC Richmond Players Selected to VCCL Select Teams
Congratulations to the following players on their selection to the VCCL Select Teams...
VCCL Girls Select Team -- Elie Caples and Olivia Mills (FC Richmond Mystx ’97)
VCCL Boys Select Team -- AJ Rogers and Howard Charles (FC Richmond Magic ’97)
All three players were selected to the respective teams through a nomination and tryout process. The teams will both compete in tournaments in Dallas, TX during the first week in April. The Girls Select Team will compete in the Dallas International Girls Cup, while the Boys Select Team will compete in the prestigious Dallas Cup. The two select teams are comprised of players from both the VCCL South and newly formed, VCCL North.
Congratulations to all three players on this wonderful selection. For information on the VCCL, please visit www.vcclsoccer.com
FC Richmond Represented on the VYSA State Teams.
Congratulations to several players of the FC Richmond program that have been selected to their respective VYSA State Teams.
Here is the full list of players selected…
Congratulations to all players selected…
Luis Rendon -- NSCAA High School American -- NSCAA State Player of the Year
Congratulations to Luis Rendon, FC Richmond Magic ’93, who was recently named an NSCAA High School All-American, as well as the NSCAA Virginia Player of the Year. The awards for Rendon, join the Gatorade State Player of the Year and National Player of the Year, as well as several call ups with the U18 US National Team. FC Richmond is very proud of all of Luis’ accomplishments.
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New to the Area? FC Richmond still has openings on select Magic, Mystx, and Metro Teams. If you are moving to Richmond, and looking for a competitive soccer club, FC Richmond is for you. For more information, please contact Director of Coaching, Dave Amsler, at 594-0252.
For more information on past news and events for FC Richmond, click on the archives section.