Harrisburg City Islanders Release Preseason Schedule

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).

Preseason Schedule:

Date Opponent Time Venue Results
Sun. February 26Lehigh University12:00 PMUlrich Sports Complex1-0 Win
Fri. March 3Long Island University4:30 PMCapelli Sport Complex - Tinton Falls, NJ1-1 Draw
Sun. March 5University of Maryland, Baltimore County2:00 PMLower Dauphin Middle School1-1 Draw
Wed. March 8New York Red Bulls II1:00 PMNY Red Bulls Training Facility - Whippany, NJ1-1 Draw
Sun. March 12Binghamton University6:00 PMMillersville University - Pucillo Field 5-1 Win
Thurs. March 16Bethlehem Steel FC1:00 PMYSC Sports - Wayne, Pa1-1 Draw

ABOUT THE HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS
The Harrisburg City Islanders are entering their 14th Season in Central Pennsylvania as a professional soccer team in the United Soccer League. The league represents the highest level of competition in the United States and Canada outside of Major League Soccer (MLS). In addition to the professional squad, the Harrisburg City Islanders Academy fields youth teams for boys and girls ages 9-23. The City Islanders Academy is dedicated to player development in Central, Pennsylvania. The premier level Academy teams participate in the nationally recognized Super Y-League. For more information about the Harrisburg City Islanders please visit www.cityislanders.com or call 717.441.GOAL (4625).
MEDIA CONTACT:
Madeline Williams
Harrisburg City Islanders
Communications and Marketing Manager
P: 717.441.4625 C: 717.602.5369 E: madeline@cityislanders.com