Islanders Reschedule Final Preseason Match Against In-State Rival

Harrisburg, Pa (March 13, 2017) – Due to severe weather warnings, the preseason friendly between the Harrisburg City Islanders and the Bethlehem Steel has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 16 at YSC Sports in Wayne, PA.  The match was previously scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at Millersville University’s Pucillo Field, but now Bethlehem will host the Islanders to close out Harrisburg’s preseason.

The Harrisburg City Islanders play their final preseason match on Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m. against their newest rival, the Bethlehem Steel FC, at YSC Sports in Wayne, Pa.

After failing to win a game in the 2016 preseason, the Islanders have flipped the script by going undefeated in their first five games (2-0-3). The Islanders have scored in all five games thus far and have yet to surrender more than one goal in any match.

In the preseason the Islanders have received contributions from team newcomers and returning players. Returning Islander players include Aaron Wheeler, Danny DiPrima, and Paul Wilson are joined by new faces like Lee Nishanian, Brandon Miller, and Travis Brent.

The Bethlehem Steel also come into the match undefeated having won all three of their preseason games, including two shutouts.

Last season, the Islanders were able to take the first two games of the season series by a combined 4-1 score and drew 2-2 with their new in-state foes in the final meeting of the season.

Harrisburg starts their 2017 USL regular season on March 25 at 7 p.m. against the Richmond Kickers. They return home to face the Steel in their home opener on Saturday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at FNB Field on City Island.

Come out and support your Islanders as they start their official defense of City Island in 2017!


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).


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Harrisburg City Islanders

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