Magalhaes Goal Leads Richmond to Road Victory at Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. - The Richmond Kickers (6-2-2) picked up their second-straight victory this week, downing Union Omaha (4-3-4) on the road at Werner Park Saturday night. Ivan Magalhães scored his second goal of the season in the 71st minute to combine with Akira Fitzgerald's third shutout of the season for the Kickers to earn all three points on the road.
Seven minutes into the match and Omaha nearly found the opener. Ethan Vanacore-Decker worked his way up the right side, playing a pass short to Elma N'for at the top of the Richmond box. He looked to try to sneak his shot inside the far post, but the ball rolled just wide.
David Diosa came close to getting Richmond on the board after three straight corner kicks in the 26th minute. The first was cleared short for a second corner. This corner became the most dangerous of the three. Diosa curled in the corner towards the back post, as the ball looked to float in on target and forced Rashid Nuhu to punch the ball over the goal for the third corner kick. Omaha was able to finally clear the ball from danger after that corner was taken.
Diosa nearly caught Nuhu off guard once again in the 41st minute. After winning the ball, Luke Pavone played the ball out to Diosa on the left wing. It looked like he was going to float a cross into the box for either Stanley Alves or Emiliano Terzaghi, instead the ball went just over the Omaha goal.
Deep into first half stoppage time, Terzaghi came close to scoring. In a similar connection to Wednesday night's win over Fort Lauderdale, Ian Antley found the space to pick out Terzaghi on a throw-in. The Argentine flicked a header towards goal, putting his shot just wide.
Two minutes into the second half, Terzaghi tried to capitalize on an Omaha error. Illal Osumanu was looking to play the ball back to Nuhu, but his pass rolled into space. Terzaghi pounced on the loose ball. He went for a shot on frame as it ended up in the hands of Nuhu.
Akira Fitzgerald was on his game in the 55th minute. Devin Boyce found some space about 25 yards from goal. He looked for the long range effort that Fitzgerald had it covered. N'for tried for a shot of his own, as the flag went up for the offside call. Fitzgerald had the shot covered regardless.
Luke Pavone forced a save from Nuhu. Ryley Kraft knocked the ball down as Pavone was the one that could get control of the ball. He turned towards goal, but it looked like he did not get much on the shot and Nuhu came away with the ball.
Richmond would finally break the deadlock in the 71st minute from a set piece. The referee blew the whistle for a foul after John Scearce came in with a hard challenge on Kraft, earning the Omaha midfielder a yellow card. Kraft came over to take the free kick. He curled in the free kick towards the back post. Ivan Magalhães rose above the crowd to head in his second goal of the season.
Terzaghi wanted to double the Richmond lead in the 89th minute. Fitzgerald sprung Jonathan Bolanos on a run up the right wing. He laid the ball back for Terzaghi in the box. He lost his footing momentarily, but still managed Nuhu to come up big with a save.
The Kickers will be back in action next Saturday night, back at City Stadium hosting New England Revolution II, presented by Impawsible Pups. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. The match will be shown live on WTVR CBS 6.3 and streaming on ESPN+. A limited number of tickets are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com/Tickets.
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Team First Half Second Half Final
Omaha 0 0 0
Richmond 0 1 1
Omaha: Rashid Nuhu, Jake Crull. Daniel Knutson, Illal Osumanu, Ferrety Sousa, John Scearce, Sebastian Contreras (75' - Christian Molina), Devin Boyce (90' - Austin Panchot), Evan Conway, Elma N'For (79' - Juan Ignacio Mare), Ethan Vanacore-Decker
Unused Substitutes: Sam Howard, Nathan Aune, Tobias Otieno, Tyler David Richmond: Akira Fitzgerald, Ivan Magalhães, Kyle Venter, Wahab Ackwei, Ian Antley (57' - Mumbi Kwesele), Victor Falck, Gianluca Cuomo (45' - Ryley Kraft), Emiliano Terzaghi, David Diosa (86' - Scott Thomsen), Stanley Alves (45' - Jonathan Bolanos), Luke Pavone
Unused Substitutes: Lee Johnston, Mutaya Mwape
Team Shots Saves Fouls Corners
Omaha 21 4 10 8
Richmond 11 6 10 6
Min Team Player
71' RIC Ivan Magalhães (Ryley Kraft)
Min Team Player
58' OMA Devin Boyce
71' OMA John Scearce
Min Team Player
Referee: Lorenzo Hernandez
Assistant Referees: Justin Mack, Adam Hotz
Fourth Official: Esad Omanovic
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 85 ÂºF
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Ivan MagalhÃ£es of the Richmond Kickers
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