Player Profile: Jose Barril Talks American Soccer, His “Dream Team” and Tennis…
Jose Barril is a Spanish football player from Madrid, Spain who began his soccer career with Real Madrid at 7 years old and continued with the organization until 2013. In 2014, Barril signed with the City Islanders, where he’s made over 30 appearances, has scored numerous goals, and set up countless assists.
MATCH REPORT: City Islanders Earn Three More Points Against Instate Rival Bethlehem
USL MATCH REPORT – Courtesy Nicholas Murray
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Harrisburg City Islanders took back-to-back victories for the second time this season as Brett Jankouskas’ second-half goal earned a 1-0 victory against Bethlehem Steel FC on Thursday evening at Goodman Stadium.
MATCH PREVIEW: Islanders Look to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive Against Bethlehem Thursday
Harrisburg, PA (July 19, 2016) – After grabbing their first win in over two months City Islanders FC will hope to ride that momentum into their next match up with another in-state rival when they take on Bethlehem Steel FC at Goodman Stadium on Thursday, July 21 at 4 p.m.
MATCH REPORT: City Islanders Snap Winless Streak in First Keystone Derby Victory of 2016
PITTSBURGH – The Harrisburg City Islanders tallied twice in the opening half and held off the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for a 2-1 victory on Sunday at Highmark Stadium in the Keystone Derby clash. The match was originally scheduled for April 9. Dante Leverock and Jose Barril each scored in the first half to lift the City Islanders.
MATCH REPORT: Islanders Unable to Stage Comeback Against Toronto, Fall 2-4
Lancaster, PA (July 10, 2016) – A series of quick second half goals from Toronto FC II lifted them to a 4-2 win over City Islanders FC on Sunday night in front of 1,503 fans at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
It was the second time the teams had met in Lancaster this season. City was able to grab the first game with a resounding 2-1 win that was not as close as the score would indicate.
MATCH REPORT: Islanders Fall to Richmond 0-3
Lancaster, PA (July 8, 2016) – City Islanders FC suffered their first loss in Lancaster after they fell 3-0 to the Richmond Kickers Friday night in Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Before Friday’s game City had won all three of their previous matches in Lancaster County, which most recently featured a two-game winning streak a few weeks ago this season.
City Islanders Prepare for First Round of 2016 Keystone Derby
Harrisburg, PA (July 1, 2016) – The time has finally come for the City Islanders and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds to face-off in the 2016 K&L Gates and Pennsylvania Lottery Keystone Derby. The Pennsylvania rivals were scheduled to play earlier this season on April 9 at the Riverhounds’s Highmark Stadium but inclement weather in Western PA lead to a postponed match.
MATCH REPORT: City Islanders Score Early But Unable to Hold Off Late Charlotte Attack
Harrisburg, PA (June 25, 2016) – City Islanders FC suffered the sixth straight loss of the season in a contentious 3-1 match against the Charlotte Independence on Saturday afternoon at FNB Field.
After inclement weather and unsatisfactory field conditions stalled the game the previous night, the two teams were finally able to get their final meeting of the season underway a day later.
MATCH REPORT: Late Penalty Kick Pushes Charleston Past City Islanders
USL MATCH REPORT
Courtesy Charlie Corr
CHARLESTON, S.C. – After back-to-back losses at MUSC Health Stadium, the Charleston Battery restored some order with a 1-0 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday. Justin Portillo’s 82nd-minute penalty kick held up down the stretch for Charleston. With the win, Charleston improves to 6-4-3 overall (21 points) and 4-2-1 at home.
City Islanders’ Open Cup Comeback Crushed in Stoppage Time
USL Match Report – Courtesy Nicholas Murray
CHESTER, Pa. – The Harrisburg City Islanders surged back with two goals in the final 11 minutes to level the score, but a stoppage-time free kick by Ronald Alberg gave the Philadelphia Union a dramatic 3-2 victory in the Fourth Round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.
MATCH REPORT: Islanders Fall to New York Red Bulls II
HARRISON, N.J. – Sean Davis’ rebound was all the offense the New York Red Bulls II would need as they held the Harrisburg City Islanders at bay the rest of the way for a 1-0 victory on Thursday at Red Bull Arena. With the win, NYRBII moved alongside Louisville City FC atop the Eastern Conference in points with identical 8-1-3 records and 27 points.
MATCH REPORT: Islanders Stage Late Comeback, Advance to Fourth Round of USOC Against Philadelphia Union
Harrisburg, PA (June 2, 2016) – Last night the City Islanders staged a late comeback to advance to the Fourth Round of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Play by eliminating NPSL-side Chattanooga FC, 2-1, at Finely Stadium.
City Islanders Fall to FC Cincinnati in Front of 16,097 Fans at Nippert
USL Match Report by Nicholas Murray
CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati thrilled a crowd of 16,097 fans at Nippert Stadium with a goal in either half to take a 2-0 win against the City Islanders on Saturday night, extending their undefeated streak to six games.
MATCH REPORT: City Islanders Secure Three More Points at Clipper Magazine Stadium
Harrisburg, PA (May 24, 2016) – City Islanders FC picked up their second USL win in three days and their third win over all with a 2-1 win over Toronto FC II at Clipper Magazine Stadium in front of an attendance 1,531 on Tuesday night.
Paul Wilson and Aaron Wheeler duplicated City’s efforts from Sunday night by combining for two quick goal in the first half.
MATCH PREVIEW: City Islanders Host Toronto FC II
Harrisburg, PA (May 23, 2016) – After finding three points for the first time in over a month against Bethlehem Steel FC on Sunday night, the City Islanders will take on Toronto FC II at Clipper Magazine Stadium Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
City found a win against their newest USL instate rival because of two early back-to-back goals from Aaron Wheeler in less than two minutes.
MATCH REPORT: City Islanders Defeat Bethlehem in First Ever Matchup
Harrisburg, PA (May 22, 2016) – The City Islanders already have one instate rival in the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and after taking down the newest USL team in Pennsylvania by a final of 3-1 in Clipper Magazine Stadium, they may have created a second.
Bethlehem Steel FC came into the match on a five game undefeated streak, while City had only one victory in their last five USL outings.
City Islanders Advance to Third Round of U.S. Open Cup After Defeating West Chester United
Harrisburg, PA (May 18, 2016) – The City Islanders advanced to the Third Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup after defeating West Chester United Soccer Club 2-0. The club will travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee for their next Open Cup test against NPSL-side Chattanooga FC on June 1.
MATCH REPORT: City Islanders Fall Short to Charleston Battery
Harrisburg, PA (May 9, 2016) – City Islanders FC fell to the Charleston Battery in a 3-2 match that ended with City failing to get the equalizing goal on a penalty kick in stoppage time at home on Monday night.
Brett Jankouskas, who came in just minutes prior, was pulled down from behind as he was making a dangerous run into Charleston territory.
MATCH REPORT: Islanders Settle for Draw Against FC Cincinnati
Harrisburg, PA (May 7, 2016) – City Islanders FC and FC Cincinnati played to a 1-1 draw in their first ever match in Harrisburg in front of 2,204 fans at FNB Field on Saturday night.
Craig Foster broke the scoring open with a hard shot over the shoulder of the Cincinnati goalie to give the Islanders 1-0 lead less than 20 minutes into the game.
Warshaw’s Red Card Upheld by Appeals Committee
Harrisburg, PA (April 29, 2016) – The Appeals Committee announced today that they have upheld the red card issued to City Islanders FC captain Bobby Warshaw in the 83rd minute of the team’s 2-1 win over Orlando City B.
Warshaw was issued a red card for a dangerous play when he attempted a bicycle kick and connected with Orlando defender Keegan Smith.
MATCH REPORT: Islanders Secure First Win at FNB Field
Harrisburg, PA (April 25, 2016) – Nick Noble faced a barrage of shots in City Islanders FC’s first victory at home of the 2016 season in a heated 2-1 match up against Orlando City B.
Shane Johnson got the game winner and his first goal of the year to give the Islanders their first lead on City Island this season. Noble was huge in preserving the win and the three points at home.
MATCH REPORT: Louisville Spoils City Islanders’ Home Opener Rally
Harrisburg, PA (April 22, 2016) – City Islanders Football Club celebrated their 2016 home opener at FNB Field in front of 2,316 fans where they overcame a two goal deficit in the final minutes of play but we unable defeat Louisville City FC (4-1-0) in the final minutes of play.
MATCH REPORT: Islanders earn first win of the season over Orlando City B
USL MATCH REPORT
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Cardel Benbow scored the lone goal in the 60th minute to lead the Harrisburg City Islanders to a 1-0 victory against Orlando City B on Saturday at the Titan Soccer Complex.
Harrisburg earned its first win of the season, improving to 1-2-0 (3 points) while Orlando dropped to 0-2-1 (1 point).
Islanders Announce Signing of Former NY Cosmos GK, Barbados National Team Player Keasel Broome
Harrisburg, PA (April 2, 2016) – Keasel Broome joins the Islanders this season following a season with the New York Cosmos and the Barbados national football team in 2015.
Broome was selected in the 3rd Round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes but was ultimately not signed. On April 1, 2015 Broome signed with NASL club New York Cosmos.
MATCH PREVIEW: Islanders head to Charlotte for second match of the season
Harrisburg, PA (March 30, 2016) – After a 3-1 loss to Richmond in their opening match, the City Islanders will be looking to get their first points of the season when they travel to Charlotte this Saturday, April 2 to take on the Charlotte Independence for the first time this season in 2016.
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