Islanders Play First USL Foe in Preseason

Harrisburg, PA (March 6, 2017) – The Harrisburg City Islanders continue their preseason with a matchup against their Eastern Conference rival the New York Red Bulls II on Wednesday, March 8 at the New York Red Bulls Training Facility at 1 p.m.

After going unbeaten in their first three preseason games against college teams, the Islanders will take on their first USL team of the preseason. In their three appearances, the Islanders have scored in all three games en route to a 1-0-2 record.

In their 2016 season series against the Red Bulls, the Islanders only scored one goal in three losses. The Red Bulls ended the season atop of the league as USL-Pro champions.

During the preseason, Bill Becher’s squad has featured newcomers like Lee Nishanian and Johnny Mendoza along with returning players like Aaron Wheeler, Cardale Benbow and Danny Diprima. New signings continue to come in and trialist can still prove themselves.

After the preseason, the Islanders start their 2017 regular season on the road against the Richmond Kickers on March 25 at 7 p.m. The Islanders start their defense of City Island against their in-state rivals the Bethlehem Steel FC on April 15 at 7 p.m.

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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 or call 717.441.GOAL (4625).


Madeline Williams

Harrisburg City Islanders

Communications and Marketing Manager

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