Harrisburg, PA (February 17, 2017) – The Harrisburg City Islanders released today their 2017 preseason schedule. Before kicking off their 14th season at FNB Field on City Island in Harrisburg, Pa, the Harrisburg City Islanders will play in a series of match-ups against college and professional teams throughout Central Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
It has been a tradition for Harrisburg to partner with local high schools and universities to bring high quality soccer matches to the community, allowing them to see the season’s team. This year’s matches will be played at Ulrich Sports Complex, Capelli Sport Complex, Lower Dauphin Middle School, the New York Redbulls’ training facility, and Millersville University.
The City Islanders will compete in 6 preseason matches, scrimmaging four university teams and two United Soccer League (USL) franchises. The first match-up is scheduled for Sunday, February 26 against Lehigh University at Ulrich Sports Complex. The Islanders will face 2 more teams on the road, Long Island University and the New York Red Bulls II, before wrapping up their preseason play with a friendly at home against Bethlehem Steel FC on March 15th.
All preseason matches are free of charge and open to the public.
Harrisburg kicks off their 2017 USL-Pro season on the road in City Stadium, the home of the Richmond Kickers, on March 25 at 5 p.m. (EST). They will open up their defense of FNB Field on Saturday, April 15 against an in-state rival, the Bethlehem Steel FC. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m. (EST).
|Sun. February 26||Lehigh University||12:00 PM||Ulrich Sports Complex||1-0 Win|
|Fri. March 3||Long Island University||4:30 PM||Capelli Sport Complex - Tinton Falls, NJ||1-1 Draw|
|Sun. March 5||University of Maryland, Baltimore County||2:00 PM||Lower Dauphin Middle School||1-1 Draw|
|Wed. March 8||New York Red Bulls II||1:00 PM||NY Red Bulls Training Facility - Whippany, NJ||1-1 Draw|
|Sun. March 12||Binghamton University||6:00 PM||Millersville University - Pucillo Field||5-1 Win|
|Thurs. March 16||Bethlehem Steel FC||1:00 PM||YSC Sports - Wayne, Pa||1-1 Draw|