The Harrisburg City Islanders announced the signing of midfielder Jason Plumhoff for the remainder of the 2017 season.
Plumhoff is returning to the Islanders after leaving the club following his rookie professional debut during the 2015 season. During his season with the City Islanders, Plumhoff appeared in 22 matches and led the entire team in scoring with 10 goals.
Plummhoff started his soccer career in the United States after moving from Germany when he was 25. He played college soccer at La Salle University where he scored 27 goals in his 73 appearances.
While still in college, Plumhoff played for two USL PDL teams, the Ocean City Nor’easters in 2012 followed by the Reading United in 2013. Plumhoff made a total of 15 appearances for the Nor’easters scoring two goals and 14 appearances for the United scoring four goals. He was also one of three midfielders named to the Premier Development League (PDL) All-League Team during his time with the Reading United for the 2013 season.
Since his brief stint with the Islanders in 2015 Plumhoff has played for FC Edmonton (2016), Jacksonville Armada FC (2016), St. Louis FC (2016) and most recently the Indy Eleven (2017).
“We had a chance to pick him (Plumhoff) up and I think he’s a guy that will add a lot to our team,” said Head Coach Bill Becher. “He is very crafty and clever on the ball, serves a good ball, and has got a good shot with either foot. He’s a dangerous guy on free kicks so I think he is certainly a guy that should be able to help our team and we look forward to him contributing.”
The Islanders are happy to welcome Plumhoff back to the team. Plumhoff will be eligible for playing time beginning this Saturday for Harrisburg’s away match against FC Cincinnati on Saturday, July 22 at Nippert Stadium.