Know Your Blitzers: Nikko Richards and Anthony Gaglianese

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We’re just over a month away from the opening kick of FC Buffalo’s 2016 National Premier Soccer League season, which means you need to know a bit more about your 2016 Wolves.

We’ve still got plenty of player commitments to announce in the coming days and weeks, but we’ve posed some question to our first batch of commits in order to get to know them a bit better.

In the first batch of recruits, we learned a bit about Bayley Winkel and Andres Vega, as well as Keith Traut and Ian McGrath. Then we met Kieran Toland and Andrew Crawford, Isaiah Barrett and Ross Suitor, and goalkeepers Nick Jeffs and Steve Casey. Grand Island residents Troy Brady and Frank Cotroneo then joined St. Lawrence man Austin Dilts and longtime Blitzers player Kendell McFayden in the bio pages.



The versatile mid/defender redshirted his freshman year at St. Bonaventure for head coach Kwame Oduro

Favorite club player: Ronaldinho or Messi

Clubs prior to college: McQuaid Jesuit, Empire United SA Buffalo, Empire United SA Rochester

Favorite food from home: Steak

Hobbies? Any other sport and video games

Favorite movie: “Miracle”

What are you looking forward to about Buffalo? The atmosphere and support for the game of soccer.





A Rochester native, Anthony had a goal and an assist in 16 games as a freshman in Olean.

Favorite soccer memory: Scoring my first college goal against St. Joe’s. It was a even better feeling because it was a free kick.
Favorite club player: Ross Barkley
Clubs prior to college: Doug Miller Soccer
Favorite food from home: Steak
Hobbies? Playing golf and basketball
Favorite movie: “The Benchwarmers”
Favorite band: Dave Matthews Band
What are you looking forward to about Buffalo? Playing in front of all the fans, playing my role on the team and winning a championship