MATCH PREVIEW: City Islanders Host 2016 Keystone Derby Cup Final
Harrisburg, PA (August 24, 2016) – Although it is a long shot, City Islanders FC are not totally out of the playoff picture and have a chance to make up some ground in the standings plus take the Keystone Derby Cup away from the Pittsburgh Riverhounds this Saturday, August 27 at FNB Field.
City currently holds a slight lead in the season series against their in-state rivals.
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Matches will feature:
#HARvPGH I FNB Field I Saturday, August 27 7:00 p.m. #HARvPGH SINGLE GAME TICKETS
• Final Match of the 2016 Keystone Derby Cup presented by K & L Gates and the PA Lottery
• PA Lottery Night: FREE Lottery coupon to the first 1,000 fans (18 years and older)
• College/High School Night: $5 admission with valid I.D.
Barril Named to USL Team of the Week, Nominated for USL Goal of the Week
USL News Release, Tuesday, August 16, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. – City Islanders midfielder Jose Barril has been named to the USL Team of the Week for the 21st week of the 2016 season after scoring goals in each game as the Islanders took four points from their trips to Louisville and Toronto.
11 Things: On Further Review
USL NEWS RELEASE – Courtesy Nicholas Murray
TAMPA, Fla. – The Video Assistant Referee proves successful as New York wins in another rout, and the dam finally breaks for Rio Grande Valley FC. Here’s what we learned from Week 21 in the USL:
MATCH REPORT: City Islanders Jump Past TFCII, Keep Playoff Push Alive
VAUGHAN, Ontario – The Harrisburg City Islanders’ Jose Barril tallied midway through the second half to lead his side to a 1-0 road victory against Toronto FC II on Sunday at the Ontario Soccer Centre. With the win, Harrisburg takes the season series, having also earned a 2-1 victory on May 24. Toronto posted a 4-2 win on July 10 during the three-game season series.
MATCH PREVIEW: City Islanders Look to Keep Playoff Dreams Alive in Toronto Sunday
The City Islanders will travel to Ontario Soccer Centre where they will take on Toronto FC II this Sunday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the third and final meeting between the teams who have split the first two matches hosted by the Islanders this season.
MATCH REPORT: Islanders Earn Draw Against USL Eastern Conference Leaders Louisville
USL MATCH REPORT – Courtesy Nicholas Murray
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville City FC was held to a 1-1 draw by the Harrisburg City Islanders in front of 5,563 fans at Slugger Field on Wednesday night.
MATCH PREVIEW: City Islanders Travel to League Leading Louisville Tonight
Harrisburg, PA (August 10, 2016) – City Islanders FC will look to put a tough home loss behind them when they head to Louisville to take on the first place team in the conference on Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. WATCH LIVE!
In their last outing City suffered their first loss in more than two weeks at the hands of the second place team in the conference, the New York Red Bulls II.
Player Profile: Paul Wilson Shares About Football in Jamaica, His First Season with City and Playoffs…
Paul Wilson is an international football player from May Penn, Jamaica. Wilson began his soccer career with Portmore United FC in Jamaica in 2009, playing for their youth team. He continued with Portmore’s senior team scoring a total of 7 goals and winning half of all the matches he appeared in.
MATCH REPORT: Islanders Unable To Contain New York Bulls II, Fall 0-5
Harrisburg, PA (August 2, 2016) – The point streak for City Islanders FC was snapped at three games as they were shutout 0-5 by New York Red Bulls II at FNB Field on Tuesday night in front of 1,837 fans.
New York was able to take both games from the Islanders this season by an aggregate score of 6-0.
MATCH PREVIEW: Islanders Host New York Red Bulls II Tuesday
New York Red Bulls II – Tuesday, Aug 2 @ 7 p.m.
The Red Bulls will come into FNB field off of only their second loss of the season. They are in the second spot in the division, but could solidify themselves as the top team in the league with a win on Tuesday.
City and the Red Bulls met earlier in the season with New York taking a narrow 1-0 win in Red Bull Arena.
MATCH REPORT: City Islanders Find Late Equalizer, Earn 1 Point Against Rochester
Harrisburg, PA (July 29, 2016) – Although City Islanders and the Rochester Rhinos ultimately played to a 1-1 draw, it was a positive result for the Islanders as they extended their unbeaten streak to three games on Friday night at FNB Field.
The theme for the first 80 minutes of the match was missed opportunities.
Two Former Teammates Clash as Head Coaches on Friday
HARRISBURG, PA (July 28, 2016) – In the soccer world, former teammates can turn into coaching rivalries, which is the story with the City Islanders head coach and General Manager, Bill Becher, and the Rochester Rhino’s head coach, Bob Lilley.
The pair played one season together with the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)’s Hershey Impact during the 1990-1991 season.
Lip Sync Battle the Popcorn Hat Players at FNB Field!
Harrisburg, PA (July 27, 2016) – The Harrisburg City Islander welcome the Popcorn Hat Players on July 29 and August 2.
The Popcorn Hat Players is one of five companies at Gamut Theatre Group who present eight mainstage productions each year.
MATCH PREVIEW: Islanders Return to FNB Field July 29 & August 2
Harrisburg, PA (July 27, 2016) – With the two wins in their two games, City Islanders FC have put themselves back in the playoff race and get even closer with two big wins this Friday, July 29 and Tuesday, August 2 at FNB Field.
For only the second time this season City was able to string together wins. It was their first such feat on the road.
Celebrate Christmas in July & Bermuda Night with the Islanders!
Harrisburg, Pa (July 26, 2016) – Starting Friday, July 29 the City Islanders will return to FNB Field for their next home game series as they face the Rochester Rhinos and the New York Red Bulls II. Join the team as they host two jam-packed nights of fun-filled events and free giveaways for City fans.
USL Midseason Meetings Scheduled for San Jose
USL News Release, Tuesday, July 26, 2016
League to update League Ownership on business and competition initiatives.
TAMPA, Fla. – On the field, the USL midseason arrived in early July, but this week the midseason comes for USL executives, team owners and leaders as they converge on San Jose for the League’s annual Summer Meetings on Thursday.
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.
Jose Barril Named to USL’s Team of the Week
USL News Release, Tuesday, July 19, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. – Jose Barril has been name on the USL’s Team of the week in the 17th week of the 2016 season after leading the islanders to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in their second meeting the Keystone Derby Cup game. Barril hoisted his team to victory by dishing out an assist and scoring a goal.
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 PREVIEW: Islanders Return to Pittsburgh for Second Round of Keystone Derby
Harrisburg, PA (July 13, 2016) – History would suggest that when these two Pennsylvania teams meet in league play that something like a playoff spot is on the line. But, when City Islanders FC and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds take the pitch at Highmark Stadium on Sunday, July 17 they will be playing just to keep their seasons alive.
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 PREVIEW: City Islanders Host Toronto FC II Sunday
USL MATCH PREVIEW – LANCASTER, Pa. – The Harrisburg City Islanders and Toronto FC II meet on Sunday evening at Clipper Magazine Stadium with Toronto looking to build off a big midweek victory against a City Islanders side that has struggled of late. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET.
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