Harrisburg City Islanders 2015 Season Recap by Head Coach Bill Becher
Dear Fans and Partners,
After falling to cross-state rival, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-1 on September 19th, the Harrisburg City Islanders missed their chance at taking home the first-annual Keystone Derby Cup and failed to advance to the USL Playoffs for the first year since 2010.
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2015-2016 CITY ISLANDERS ACADEMY FALL/WINTER EVENT SCHEDULE:
GOALKEEPING ACADEMY- SEPTEMBER 2015 – MAY 2016
HOLIDAY CAMP – OCTOBER 12, 2015 (9AM-3PM)
BOYS ACADEMY TRYOUTS – NOVEMBER 8, 2015
GIRLS ACADEMY TRYOUTS – NOVEMBER 15, 2015
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WINTER FESTIVAL – JANUARY 2, 2016
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Islanders Fall Short, Pittsburgh Advances to USL Playoffs
Harrisburg, PA (September 19, 2015) – Though hopes of keeping the inaugural Keystone Derby Cup seemed out of reach after half when Pittsburgh took a two-goal lead, USL playoff hopes stayed alive until the final whistle blew.
Inaugural Keystone Derby Cup and USL Postseason Dependent on Last Regular Season Match Against Pittsburgh
Harrisburg, PA (September 17, 2015) – The stage is set. After the blanking of FC Montreal, 5-0, on Wednesday, the Harrisburg City Islanders and Pittsburgh Riverhounds will battle for both the inaugural Keystone Derby Cup and the last spot in USL postseason this Saturday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at Skyline Sports Complex.
It is a classic win and you’re in situation.
Islanders Keep USL Playoff Push Alive with Win over Montreal
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MONTREAL (September 16, 2015) – The Harrisburg City Islanders got a hat trick from Jason Plumhoff as their playoffs hopes got a big boost in a 5-0 victory against FC Montreal at Stade Saputo on Wednesday afternoon.
Montreal Result Will Make or Break Playoff Push
Harrisburg, PA (September 15, 2015) – Before the Harrisburg City Islanders have their final match up with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday they will have travel to Canada to face FC Montreal this Wednesday, September 16 at 4 p.m.
Harrisburg currently trails Pittsburgh by one point and Richmond by two in the USL standings.
Islanders Complicate Playoff Fate with Draw Against Richmond
Harrisburg, PA (September 12, 2015) – What looked like a breakthrough in the Islanders push for USL playoffs resulted in an extra-time draw and no major movement in the USL standings for the Harrisburg City Islanders or Richmond Kickers.
Islanders Battle Richmond in USL Playoff Race Saturday
Harrisburg, PA (September 10, 2015) – The Harrisburg City Islanders will continue the push towards the post-season with a matchup against the Richmond Kickers this Sat., Sept. 12 at 7 pm on City Island.
Richmond and Harrisburg are currently fighting for their playoff lives. Two points separates them and the final spot.
This will be the third meeting between the teams this season.
Islanders Host St. Louis in Crucial Matchup Sunday
Harrisburg, PA (September 5, 2015) – When the Harrisburg City Islanders take the field this Sunday night against Saint Louis FC at Skyline Sports Complex they will be in an almost must-win situation if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Louisville City FC Defeats Harrisburg 4-0, Secures USL Playoff Spot
USL Game Report
LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, September 2, 2015) – Louisville City FC claimed its place in the USL Playoffs, while Matt Fondy broke the USL single-season scoring record, in a 4-0 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Wednesday night.
Barril and Foster named to USL Team of the Week
USL News Release, Tuesday, September 1, 2015
TAMPA, Fla. – Islanders Jose Barril and Craig Foster were named to USL Team of the Week following two equally impressive performances in their 6-0 win over FC Montreal on Saturday.
Islanders Continue Playoff Push in Louisville Wednesday
Harrisburg, PA (September 1, 2015) – If the Harrisburg City Islanders want to keep pace in the USL Playoff Race for the second season in a row they will have to gain a positive result when they travel to take on Louisville City FC on Wednesday, September 2 at 7 p.m.
Right now two points separate Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Richmond for the final two playoff spots in the East.
Islanders Fall Short to Union in Front of Franchise Record Crowd
Lancaster, PA (August 31, 2015) – The Harrisburg City Islanders fell 3-1 to the Philadelphia Union in their annual friendly in front of a franchise record crowd of 6,546 at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Saturday.
Islanders Keep Playoff Push Alive with 6-0 Win Over Montreal
Harrisburg, PA (August 29, 2015) – Craig Foster racked up a hat trick in less than 20 minutes in the Harrisburg City Islanders 6-0 drubbing of FC Montreal in Clipper Magazine stadium in front of 4,741 fans Saturday evening.
Foster’s three goals all came in the second half after the Islanders ended the first half up 3-0.
Islanders Take on FC Montreal at Clipper Magazine Stadium
Harrisburg, PA (August 29, 2015) – The Harrisburg City Islanders will have a change of scenery for their next home match when they take on FC Montreal at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster Saturday, August 29 7 p.m.
If you take a look at Harrisburg’s last 11 games you will notice a pattern. Every time they lose a game they follow it up with a win.
Islanders Host FC Montreal and Philadelphia Union at Clipper Magazine Stadium
Matches scheduled for August 29 and 31 at 7 p.m.
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Harrisburg, PA (July 15, 2015) – The Harrisburg City Islanders are excited to announce a match against FC Montreal and a friendly against exclusive MLS affiliate, the Philadelphia Union, on August 29 and August 31 set to be played at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Islanders look to keep playoff push alive against top-seeded Rochester
The Harrisburg City Islanders will face one of their toughest tests of the season when they head to New York to take on league leading Rochester Rhinos this Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.
In their last meeting the Islanders almost took down the Rhinos for the first time this season but a late-game goal from Christian Volesky took the three points right out from under them.
Islanders Notch Shutout Win Against TFC II
USL Game Report
WOODBRIDGE, Ontario (Wednesday, August 19, 2015) – The Harrisburg City Islanders posted a key 2-0 victory against Toronto FC II on Wednesday at the Ontario Soccer Centre to help its push toward a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Harrisburg City Islanders and Philadelphia Union Agree to Dissolve Five-Year Exclusive Partnership
Isles working diligently with USL League to announce exciting plans for 2016 season
Harrisburg, PA (August 19, 2015) – The Harrisburg City Islanders and the Philadelphia Union have announced that they have mutually agreed to go separate ways and dissolve the current exclusive partnership which was established in 2010.
Islanders Look to Continue Playoff Push in Toronto
Harrisburg, PA (August 18, 2015) – It might seem too early to begin talking about must win matches but when the Harrisburg City Islanders travel to Canada this weekend to take on Toronto FC II they need to come home with points.
Harrisburg currently sits just one spot outside of the playoffs, four points back of their cross-state rival Pittsburgh.
Islanders Suffer Setback Against Louisville
The Harrisburg City Islanders fell 5-1 to Louisville FC and took a step back in their push for the playoffs last night at Skyline Sports Complex.
Harrisburg came out flat on both ends of the pitch and it cost them dearly. Matt Fondy, Louisville’s leading scorer punched home four goals, three in the first half, to knock the Islanders out of the game before they could even get going.
Ekra Named to USL Team of the Week
TAMPA, Fla. – Harrisburg City Islanders midfielder Yann Ekra has been named to the USL Team of the Week for the 21st week of the 2015 season after he assisted and scored a goal to lead the City Islanders to a 3-2 victory against the Richmond Kickers.
MATCH PREVIEW: Isles look to keep pace in playoff race against Louisville Wednesday
Harrisburg, PA (August 10, 2015) – After getting a huge win at home the Harrisburg City Islanders will look to keep pace with the playoff race against Louisville City FC this Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
Harrisburg has been strong at home the season and will look to back up a win with another victory. This is something they haven’t been able to do in the past few months.
Isles sign McCord, Lubahn and Donatelli for remainder of 2015 season
Harrisburg, PA (August 3, 2015) – The Harrisburg City Islanders are pleased to announce the signing of Kyle McCord, Andrew Lubahn and Anthony Donatelli for the remainder of the 2015 season. Pending USSF approvals.
Andrew Lubahn joins the Islanders for the 2015 season after a collegiate career at Wake Forest University and trial at Portland Timbers 2.
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