The Steel are home again today, with much better weather, as the first-place Richmond Kickers come to town. Info and links to get you ready for today’s match:
The Steel took a hard loss on the road last week, as Red Bulls II made easy work of a young back line for the Steel in a 4-nil loss. Here’s a blog report on the match, by our buddy d.F.
Lots open at 12-noon for tailgating.
Fan Fest outside Goodman Stadium starts at 1PM; doors at 2PM; kickoff at 3PM.
Tickets are still available for today’s match. Click Here to purchase. Here’s a seating chart:
Broadcast: Today’s game on Service Electric CH 50 (busy day for them, too, with three games in the Valley to televise.)
Program: The program is digital. Here’s a PDF: I-Beam- Volume 1, Issue 2
Stadium: I thought they did a fine job hosting the other week. Lines are long for concessions, merchandise, and beer during half-time, but at other times it was no problem. The beers are 12-oz cans poured into plastic cups at price points of $6 domestic, $9 import. Nothing fancy, but I’m happy they were able to offer it. They card everyone and the nice lady at the window wouldn’t accept a tip. There were a couple food trucks on the premises, which is a fine way to augment the standard stadium fare. I didn’t check them out, but will at a future match, for sure.
We should get a ‘Starting XI” prior to the match; I’ll update if I can. The Union played in Seattle last night and lost 2-1, which will impact our players available to the Steel side today. One of the most interesting story lines today is the return of local Salisbury product Jason Yeisley. Here’s some additional information about today’s match with first-place and undefeated Richmond:
Some roster and ‘Starting XI’ thoughts from d.F.
The Steel are home again next Sunday to take on the Charleston Battery.
See you out at the pitch, one of these days,