Hammerheads to host Richmond Kickers Friday in 2016 home opener

WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) — Wilmington Hammerheads FC will host the Richmond Kickers on Friday, April 1st, at Legion Stadium for their first home game of the 2016 USL season.

Coming off of a 2-1 victory over Orlando City B (OCB) last Saturday, March 26th, the Hammerheads are excited to play on home turf. Head coach Mark Briggs explained, “It’s great to be back home after a successful start last weekend. Hopefully the stands will be packed with Hammerhead fans and we can provide the crowd with another good game. Richmond is a very brilliant team. Friday night, on our home turf, will be a totally different game compared to being in Orlando.”

The Hammerheads organization was hard at work during the off-season recruiting notable international talents like Liam Miller, Bruno Perone and Josue Currais Prieto to the squad. With just 7 returning players this season, they are among the 15 new additions to the roster.  The newly formed team has developed a collaborative work ethic portraying resiliency and ability. As the Hammerheads say, “One Club. One City. One Community.” they also share one goal: to win.

During the match against OCB, the Hammerheads showcased a dominant form on both sides of the ball – offensively proving strong scoring capabilities, and defensively displaying solidity on the back line. The Hammerheads will look to make a statement in the first home game, with the introduction of former Hammerhead’s Midfielder, Mark Briggs, to the Wilmington community as the new head coach; along with former Hammerhead’s Goalie, Assistant Coach Matt Glaeser. With these two experienced and influential coaches leading the transformed team, the 2016 season will be nothing less than thrilling.

Kick-off is set for 7:00pm. Tickets may be purchased at www.etix.com/ticket/v/10101/legion-stadium-wilmington-hammerheads or by calling 910.777.2111.

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