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Hammerheads Travel to Richmond for Round 2

May 5, 2016 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Wilmington Hammerheads FC News Release

Wilmington, NC - The Wilmington Hammerheads are coming off of an exhilarating game against FC Cincinnati, only to take on the Richmond Kickers for round two of this season.

The Hammerheads now stand 8th in the league with a 2-2-2 record, while the Kickers are placed 5th with a record of 3-2-1. The first time Wilmington met Richmond on the field, both teams left scoreless and with one point accumulated individually. Now, after six games, the pair will meet again, this time in Richmond's City Stadium at 7:00pm.

Leading up to Saturday's game, Head Coach Mark Briggs, stated, "Richmond is always a hard place to play. Leigh has his team very organized and playing good football. However, we are excited to face them for the second time this season, especially on a field that allows the game to be played the right way." He continued, "We put up a good fight in Cincinnati, and with successful training this week, we are prepared to take on Richmond."

Richmond has been a solid team since 1993. The majority of the team has been together for several years. Throughout 18 seasons, Richmond has qualified for postseason play 16 times and continues to be one of the longest standing teams in the United States. What does that mean? The players have developed a strong friendship off the field, and a dangerous ability to predict one another on the field.

While the Hammerheads have a fresh team for the 2016 USL season, the dynamic between the guys is undeniable. And it all starts with gifted midfielder, #6 Liam Miller's, ability to lead the young group. Miller has played for several major league teams within the Premier league. But what makes Miller more influential than experience? His skillful leadership. On the field Miller controls the ball from the center. Pushing offense and pulling the defense. Combine this calm skillset and leadership with the explosive dominance of young midfielder, #8 Mael Corboz, and you have a central powerhouse pair. This and Richmond's consistent team, will prove to be an exciting game for fans.

Be sure to follow the Hammerheads action online at uslsoccer.com by clicking on their Match Center or attend the Watch Party at the Fox and Hound this Saturday to support Wilmington's only professional sports team.

The Hammerheads take on Charlotte Independence Tuesday, May 10th at 7pm at Legion Stadium. Call 910-777-2111 to purchase your tickets today!

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