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Kickers shift focus back to league play

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Just two days ago, the Kickers had one of the biggest wins in franchise history. But they all ready have to forget all about it.

Richmond must shift its focus from the U.S. Open Cup play back to USL play. Wednesday, the Kickers beat Sporting K.C. 2-0, their second straight victory over an MLS team.  The Kickers are now in the semifinals of the Cup for the first time since 1995. But their semifinal game against the Chicago Fire is not until August 30th, and the Kickers have to finish their regular season in league play.

Saturday the Kickers take on Antigua at 7pm at City Stadium. They currently sit in second place in their division, and are trying to hold on to that spot to secure a first round home game in the playoffs.

During a relaxed practice at City Stadium Friday, goalie Ronnie Pascale said his team has to avoid playing with too much confidence.  The team may have beaten two straight from the highest professional level in the U.S., but they can't take their USL games for granted.

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