Kickers advance as Boateng scores 4


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Charles Boateng scored four goals as the Richmond Kickers advanced in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup at City Stadium on Tuesday night, defeating amateur team Virginia United, 6-2.

Boateng scored in the 17th and 23rd minutes before Virginia United’s Elias Martinez struck in the 28th minute. Eli Lockaby restored Richmond’s two-goal lead in the 43rd minute, then Daniel Jackson scored in the 48th minute and Boateng in the 55th and 75th minutes to put the game out of reach before Virginia United scored a late goal.

Richmond advances to play at North Carolina FC in the second round next Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m.

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