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    02/09/16 Bill Becher Adds GM Title to Head Coaching Duties

    Islanders veteran Head Coach expands role within franchise
    Harrisburg, PA (February 9, 2016) – The City Islanders have announced that Bill Becher, the only coach the City Islanders have ever known, has now added General Manager to his list of titles.

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    02/05/16 Islanders Academy Players Celebrate National Signing Day

    Harrisburg, PA (February 5, 2016) – The Islanders are proud to announce that six players from the City Islanders Youth Academy program have signed with collegiate soccer programs during the NCAA’s National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 3.

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    02/02/16 Islanders Announce 2016 Preseason Schedule

    Islanders face two USL Eastern Conference rivals in 2016 preseason
    Harrisburg, PA (February 3, 2016) – The City Islanders are pleased to announce their 2016 preseason schedule featuring matches against three local colleges and two United Soccer League Eastern Conference rivals.

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    02/01/16 City Islanders Return to Lancaster

    City Islanders Set to Play Five USL Matches at Clipper Magazine Stadium in 2016
    Lancaster, PA (February 1, 2016) – Following tremendous success enjoyed by the City Islanders at Clipper Magazine stadium late last August, the club has announced five of its regular season United Soccer League (USL) matches will be played in the Lancaster Barnstormers stadium in 2016.

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    01/26/16 City Islanders Relocate to Metro Bank Park

    Club to play 10 matches at Metro Bank Park in 2016
    Harrisburg, PA (Tuesday, January 26) – Eric Pettis, owner of the City Islanders, announced that the team will be moving to a new venue for the 2016 season.  The club will now call Metro Bank Park their new home for 10 matches of the 2016 United Soccer League (USL) season.

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    01/26/16 2016 USL Schedule Unveiled

    USL News Release, Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    Thirteen games highlight opening weekend of 435-game schedule
    TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer League today announced the league’s 2016 Regular Season Schedule, with the 435-game slate set to kick off on March 25 with an action-packed opening weekend of the season.

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    01/21/16 Islanders Announce New Investors for 2016 Season

    Franchise growth expands footprint on and off the field
    Harrisburg, PA (January 21, 2016) – The Islanders are pleased to announce Susquehanna Capital Corp. as the newest investors in the City Islanders.
    Incorporated in 2009, Susquehanna Capital Corp. is a stock holding company comprising investments in property and casualty insurance companies.

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    01/20/16 2016 USL Alignment and Format Announced

    USL News Release, Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    29 teams to compete in Eastern and Western Conference for league’s sixth season
    TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer League today announced the alignment, regular season and playoff format for the 2016 USL Season, with 29 teams set to compete in the league’s sixth season in pursuit of the USL Cup.

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    01/18/16 Islanders Announce Pro Team Tryout for February 10 & 11

    (Harrisburg, PA) January 18, 2015 – The Harrisburg City Islanders are pleased to announce their professional team tryout scheduled for February 10 and 11. The tryout is open to all experienced soccer players who compete collegiately, professionally, or internationally.
    The tryout will take place at “In the Net Sports Complex” in Palmyra, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, February 10 from 9:00 A.

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    12/15/15 Yann Ekra Signed by Charlotte Independence

    Ekra signs with Charlotte after four seasons with Harrisburg
    Harrisburg, PA (December 15, 2015) – After four season with the Islanders, Yann Ekra has been signed by the Charlotte Independence. Ekra, a 25-year-old midfielder, spent the past four seasons with Harrisburg and was a free agent following the 2015 season when he was signed by Charlotte.

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    12/15/15 Harrisburg City Islanders Announce Pro Team Tryout for December 17 & 18

    Harrisburg, PA, December 2, 2015 – The Harrisburg City Islanders are pleased to announce their professional team tryout scheduled for December 17 and 18. The tryout is open to all experienced soccer players who compete collegiately, professionally, or internationally.
    The tryout will take place at “In the Net Sports Complex” in Palmyra, Pennsylvania on Thursday, December 17 from 9:00 A.M.

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    12/07/15 Roy Mehl Named Club President of the Harrisburg City Islanders

    Mehl replaces Lopes for 2016 USL season
    Harrisburg, PA (December 7, 2015) – Following the announcement that the Islanders Club President Tiago Lopes will be leaving Harrisburg effective immediately, the club has announced that Roy Mehl will be named his replacement.

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    12/01/15 Islanders Club President Tiago Lopes Leaving Harrisburg

    Tiago Lopes leaving Harrisburg after two seasons with club
    Harrisburg, PA (December 1, 2015) – Tiago Lopes came to Harrisburg in 2012 after completing a project with Manchester United and executing a program with the United Soccer League as Associate Director of International Relations.

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    12/01/15 Support Our Local Non-profits this #GivingTuesday!

    Today is ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ a global day dedicated to giving back– The Islanders are honored to partner with many local non-profit organizations & encourage you to celebrate today and everyday generosity!
    Special thanks and happy holidays to:
    Habitat for Humanity, JT Dorsey Foundation, Central PA Blood Bank,Bethesda Mission, Community Aid, The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City

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    11/30/15 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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    11/30/15 Goal of the Year Winner Announced

    Congratulations to Jason Plumhoff for winning the Harrisburg City Islanders’ 2015 Goal of the Year. Plumhoff’s goal was the game winner in the July 26th contest against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

    The match was a wild affair in which the Islanders began by going down 2-0 after the first 20 minutes.

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    11/24/15 Harrisburg City Islanders Agree Terms with Valles for His Release

    Harrisburg, PA (November 24, 2015) – After one season with the club, Enric Valles has been released from the Harrisburg City Islanders.  The terms of the release were not disclosed.
    Valles was a staple in the Islanders midfield throughout the 2015 season, recording 2 goals and 6 assists. 
    The Islanders organization wish Enric the best.

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    11/06/15 USL Executives Head To Tulsa For League Summit

    USL News Release
    Friday, November 6, 2015
    TAMPA, Fla. – The USL will head to Tulsa, Okla. next week for a first-of-its-kind USL Summit hosted by Tulsa Roughnecks FC. USL President Jake Edwards and other league executives will be joined by representatives of all 30 members of the USL, as the league builds toward the 2016 season.
    The four-day event will run from Nov.

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    10/23/15 Sporting Kansas City Awarded USL’s 30th franchise

    USL News Release
    Thursday, October 22, 2015
    TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer League announced today that Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer has been awarded the league’s 30th franchise, which will begin play in 2016 as the Swope Park Rangers KC. The Rangers are the USL’s 11th MLS-owned and operated club and will play at Swope Soccer Village in the heart of Kansas City.

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    10/19/15 Tribbett Named Finalist for USL Rookie of the Year

    VOTE TRIBBETT 2015 USL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!
    USL News Release
    Monday, October 19, 2015
    TAMPA, Fla. – The finalists for the 2015 USL Awards were announced on Monday, as the league revealed the nominees for five awards following the conclusion of a remarkable season on Friday night.

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    10/15/15 USL Welcomes Back Orlando City SC for 2016

    USL News Release
    Thursday, October 15, 2015
    TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer League announced today that Orlando City SC, which was a member of the league from 2011-14 before joining Major League Soccer this season, will return for the 2016 season. The new club, which will play its matches in the greater Orlando area, becomes the league’s 29th franchise.

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    10/13/15 Harrisburg City Islanders Announce Pro Team Tryout for November 24 & 25

    Harrisburg, PA, October 13, 2015 – The Harrisburg City Islanders are pleased to announce their professional team tryout scheduled for November 24 and 25. The tryout is open to all experienced soccer players who compete collegiately, professionally, or internationally.

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    10/06/15 Check Out Our Fall & Winter Islanders Academy Events!

    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
    GK CHALLENGE – DECEMBER 19, 2015 (12-6PM)
    COLLEGE ID CAMP – DECEMBER 28, 2015
    WINTER FESTIVAL – JANUARY 2, 2016
    ACADEMY INDOOR

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    10/06/15 Thank you fans, sponsors, coaches, players, owners & staff for your support this season!
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    09/19/15 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.