Ribeiro Brings His Talent to Harrisburg Full-time in 2017
Harrisburg, PA (April 14, 2017) – The Harrisburg City Islanders are pleased to welcome Pedro Ribeiro back in 2017. The midfielder represented the Islanders briefly during their last USL championship run in 2014.
“I’m extremely happy to have the opportunity to be a part of the 2017 team,” said Ribeiro. “I was with the team in 2014 and it was a great ride all the way to the championship.”
Prior to joining the City Islanders in 2017, Ribeiro made 21 appearances for Orlando City SC. He was with the Florida team for two seasons and notched two goals and two assists.
Ribeiro made 9 appearances for the Philadelphia Union in 2014 before signing with Orlando City SC. At the time, the Union served as the Islanders’ MLS-affiliate and loaned Ribeiro to the Islanders for numerous matches. His time in Harrisburg was highlighted by 4 goals. With Philadelphia, Ribeiro scored two goals and started in 3 of his 9 appearances.
In 2017, the Brazilian footballer brings professional experience, familiarity with the club, and a skill set that makes him dangerous in both the forward and midfield positions. “Pedro is a big signing for us this year,” stated Head Coach Bill Becher. “He spent some time here on loan in 2014 and did very well with us. We feel fortunate to have him and believe he’s a great addition to our attack.”
“I am looking for a fresh start with the great group of guys that we have, the coaching staff and front office,” said Ribeiro. “I expect great things from this team. We have a very deep squad in every single position.”
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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 Harrisburg City Islanders Academy is dedicated to player development in Central, Pennsylvania. For more information about the Harrisburg City Islanders please visit www.cityislanders.com or call 717.441.GOAL (4625).
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