Harrisburg Defender Named to Team of the Week After Strong Play Against Previous Club
Harrisburg, PA (April 11, 2017) – The United Soccer League today named Jamie Thomas to the USL Team of the Week. Thomas, a former New York Red Bull, faced the New York Red Bulls II last Wednesday aloingside his fellow Islanders and helped the team to a 1-0 defeat over the Harrisburg rival.
“Defensively, we played strong,” states Head Coach Bill Becher in regards to the Harrisburg-New York match-up. “Jamie played a solid game, and it’s great to see him be recognized for his effort.”
Thomas had a strong 2016 campaign with the Islanders, appearing in 27 matches for 2,355 minutes. The defender notched two goals and assisted twice. He rejoins the Islanders in 2017 after a season with the Baltimore Blast of the MASL.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Calle Brown, Rio Grande Valley FC: Brown made a key penalty kick save against OKC Energy FC to earn a shutout in the Toros’ first win of the season.
D – Luke Boden, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Boden had a strong two-way performance, helping set up the only goal, as the Rowdies earned a third shutout of the season in a 1-0 win against Ottawa.
D – Deklan Wynne, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: Wynne scored the opening goal, and performed well down the left flank as WFC2 earned a 3-0 win against Seattle.
D – Jamie Thomas, Harrisburg City Islanders: Thomas recorded five tackles, three clearances and two interceptions as the City Islanders defeated New York 1-0 on the road.
M – Victor Pineda, Orange County SC – Pineda scored a spectacular game-winning goal as Orange County took its second win of the season on the road against Portland.
M – Hadji Barry, Orlando City B – Barry scored the game-winning goal, and finished the game with four shots and one created chance, as Orlando secured its first win against Toronto.
M – Sebastian Velasquez, Real Monarchs SLC – Velasquez had a goal and assist, and also linked up play well as the Monarchs remained perfect with a 5-3 victory against Reno.
M – Luke Rooney, Phoenix Rising FC: Rooney scored both goals as Rising FC took its first win of the club’s new era with a 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy II.
F – Seku Conneh, Bethlehem Steel FC: Conneh scored both goals as Steel FC recorded its first win of the season with a 2-0 victory against FC Cincinnati.
F – Jose Angulo, Saint Louis FC: Angulo recorded the game-tying goal and then the game-winning assist as Saint Louis remained undefeated with a 3-2 win against New York.
F – Corey Hertzog, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Hertzog scored a stoppage-time game-winner as the Riverhounds defeated Charleston 2-1 for their first win against the Battery since 2011.
Bench: Akira Fitzgerald (TBR), Sean Totsch (LOU), Seth Rudolph (STL), Manolo Sanchez (HAR), Dane Kelly (RNO), Adam Najem (BST), Sammy Ochoa (SAC)