Islanders Welcome Back Garret Pettis
Harrisburg, PA (March 3, 2016) – Pettis returns to Harrisburg for his fourth year and is poised to produce a productive season on the pitch in 2016.
Last season, Pettis dished-out one assist and scored 2 goals in 24 appearances. In 2014, he appeared in 23 matches for the Islanders, tallying 671 minutes on the pitch while netting three goals and dishing-out two assists.
Islanders Open Preseason In State College
Harrisburg, PA (March 2, 2016) – Becher’s 2016 squad will begin their preseason slate Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. with a trip to State College to face Penn State University. The team will then travel to face UMBC on Sunday, March 6.
Islanders Add Aaron Wheeler to 2016 Roster
Islanders announced today the addition of forward Aaron Wheeler to their 2016 USL roster
Harrisburg, PA (March 1, 2016) – Wheeler joins the club after two seasons with Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union and a successful 2015 campaign with the Wilmington Hammerheads.
Welcome the Islanders Newest Front Office Team Member, Anthony Catalani
Anthony Catalani II joins the Islanders organization as Director of Tickets and Fan Development for the 2016 Season
As a graduate of East Stroudsburg University with previous work experience in both Harrisburg and Lancaster, Anthony quickly differentiated himself in the application process.
Leverock Looking to Make Immediate Impact in 2016
Harrisburg, PA – The 23-year old Bermudian international is back for his sophomore season with the Isles. In 2015, the center back played 22 games, contributed to 9 shutouts ( 4th in the USL) and chipped in 3 goals.
Benbow Returns for Second Season with Islanders
Harrisburg, PA (February 25, 2016) – Cardel Benbow’s returns for his second season with the Islanders after a successful rookie campaign in 2015. Last season Benbow scored two goals and had two assists playing a total of 936 minutes. The 5-foot-4, 145-pound, midfielder from Jamaica played three seasons for St.
Barril Returns For 2016 Season
Harrisburg, PA (February 23, 2016) – Jose Maria Barril returns to the Islanders for his third season, after joining the team on a transfer from Real Madrid in 2014. Over the course of his time in Harrisburg, Barril has played 48 games, accruing 3,836 minutes, scoring 5 goals and setting up 8 assists. In 2015, he led the team in assists with 7, tied with Enric Valles and Jason Plumhoff.
2016 Tickets Now On Sale!
Harrisburg, PA (February 15, 2016) – The City Islanders announced Monday morning single-game tickets, reserved tickets and full season ticket packages are now on sale for the 2016 season for ten (10) matches at FNB Field, Harrisburg and five (5) matches Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City Islanders Relocate to First National Bank Field
Club to play 10 matches at First National Bank Field 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 First National Bank Field (formally Metro Bank Park) their new home for 10 matches of the 2016 United Soccer League (USL) season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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