As you may know, the Richmond Kickers and the Richmond Strikers announced about two months ago that they were merging their US Soccer Development Academies, to form Richmond United. More recently, they also announced that they will be merging their elite girls’ teams under the Richmond United banner so that they can compete in the ECNL. Yesterday, more news dropped out of Richmond United about their summer U-23 teams.
The picture with this tweet says that Richmond United will have both a men’s and a women’s U-23 team, competing this summer in matches against local and regional teams. The news of a women’s team is new, and is a welcome sight. While they will not be in a league this summer, as far as I know, perhaps down the line they will join the PDL and the W-League.