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2014 USL PRO Media Guide

2004
Record: 10-7-3 (2nd, USL Pro Soccer League Atlantic Division)
Playoffs: Eliminated by Pittsburgh in Atlantic Division Finals
U.S. Open Cup: Did not qualify
Award Winners: Derek Potteiger, M (All-League 1st Team)
Leading scorer: Matt Tanzini (6 G, 1 A, 13 PTS)
Leading goalkeepers: Michael Behonick (4-3-0, 1.11 GAA); Dave Kern (5-2-2, 1.38 GAA)
Notes & Highlights: Club unveiled on Sept. 24, 2003, in a press conference at Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed’s office. Bill Becher introduced as team’s first head coach…David Bascome became first player signed on Dec. 16, 2003…First match: a 5-2 road win over the Northern Virginia Royals on Apr. 17, 2004. Steve Fisher scored club’s first goal in the fifth minute…Standing room only crowd of 2,832 attended first game at Skyline Sports Complex, a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh
Riverhounds on May 8.

2005
Record: 12-3-5 (3rd, single table)
Playoffs: Eliminated by Charlotte in Semifinals
U.S. Open Cup: Did not qualify
Award Winners: Shane Crawford, D (All-League 1st Team); Sumed Ibrahim, M/F
(All-League 1st Team); David Schofield, M (All-League 2nd Team); Chad
Severs, F (Rookie of the Year, All-League 2nd Team); Bill Becher (Coach
of the Year)
Leading scorer: Chad Severs (13 G, 5 A, 31 PTS)
Leading goalkeepers: Dave Kern (10-0-1, 0.98 GAA)
Notes & Highlights: Best regular season record in club history…Team went undefeated in franchise record 16 straight games (12-0-4) from May 21 through August 18…Severs set records for goals and points…Kern went undefeated in goal…Sumed Ibrahim scored team’s first hat trick on July 27 vs. Long Island…Hosted “Clash of the Capitals” with D.C. United (with Fredy Adu in attendance) on Aug. 16; over 4,000 fans packed Skyline…City Islanders Academy introduced.

2006
Record: 8-9-3 (7th, single table)
Playoffs: Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup: Jamel Mitchell (6 G, 2 A, 14 PTS)
Leading scorer: Jamel Mitchell (6 G, 2 A, 14 PTS)
Leading goalkeepers: Dave Kern (6-7-2, 1.87 GAA)
Notes & Highlights: Club failed to make the playoffs for the first time…Crowd of 3,189 for home opener on April 29 was new regular season high…Second “Clash of the Capitals” with D.C. United drew record crowd of 5,133 to Cumberland Valley High School on May

2007
Record: 11-4-5 (3rd, single table)
Playoffs: USL Second Division Champions
U.S. Open Cup: Eliminated by New England in Quarterfinals
Award Winners: Matt Nelson, G (All-League 2nd Team); Michael Lookingland (All-League
2nd Team); Mo Oduor, M (All-League 2nd Team); Brian Ombiji, M (All-
League 2nd Team); Dustin Bixler, D (Championship Match Most Valuable
Player)
Leading scorer: Mo Oduor (6 G, 2 A, 14 PTS)
Leading goalkeepers: Matt Nelson (10-4-4, 0.61 GAA)
Notes & Highlights: Consistent effort and excellent defense led the City Islanders not only back to the playoffs, but to the USL Second Division Championship…Defeated Cleveland 1-0 in
Semifinals on Aug. 18 to advance to Championship game against Richmond; Steve Fisher scored game-winner in extra time (106th minute)…Championship game remained scoreless after 120 minutes, going to penalty kicks; in the ninth round of PKs, the City Islanders took the title after
Harrisburg’s Ryan Pierce buried his shot and Richmond’s Evan Harding hit the crossbar…Club qualified for U.S. Open Cup for the first time, defeating two amateur teams before a historic 1-0 win over D.C. United on June 26; a crowd of 5,219 (a new club record) filled nearby Hempfield High School for the match.

2008
Record: 7-3-10 (5th, single table)
Playoffs: Eliminated by Crystal Palace Baltimore in Quarterfinals
U.S. Open Cup: Eliminated by Crystal Palace Baltimore in Second Round
Award Winners: Dustin Bixler, D (All-League 2nd Team)
Leading scorer: Ryan Heins (7 G, 1 A, 15 PTS)
Leading goalkeepers: Danny Cepero (6-3-9, 1.00 GAA)
Notes & Highlights: Crystal Palace Baltimore eliminated City Islanders from both U.S. Open Cup and USL-2 Playoffs, both times in penalty kicks…Cepero returned to New York Red Bulls of MLS after completing his loan with Harrisburg and in his first start became the first keeper in MLS history to score from open play.

2009
Record: 9-7-4 (3rd, single table)
Playoffs: Eliminated by Richmond in Quarterfinals
U.S. Open Cup: Eliminated by D.C. United in Quarterfinals
Award Winners: Dustin Bixler, D (All-League 1st Team); Tiyi Shipalane, M (Rookie of the Year, All-League 1st Team); Chase Harrison, G (All-League 2nd Team); Chad Severs, F (All-League 2nd Team)
Leading scorer: Chad Severs (9 G, 1 A, 19 PTS)
Leading goalkeepers: Chase Harrison (8-4-4, 0.81 GAA)
Notes & Highlights: Shipalane became second City Islander to win Rookie of the Year Award; he also became the first City Islander to jump directly to MLS when he was acquired by D.C. United after the season (Dec. 14)…Harrison tied for league lead with a team record eight shutouts… For the second time in three years, City Islanders defeated an MLS club in U.S. Open Cup play, downing New England 2-1 on June 30…Friendly against English club Crystal Palace FC drew over 5,000 fans to Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster on July 16.

2010
Record: 4-9-7 (5th, single table)
Playoffs: Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup: Eliminated by D.C. United in Quarterfinals
Award Winners: Dustin Bixler, D (All-League 1st Team); Anthony Calvano, D (All-League 2nd Team); Jason Pelletier, M (All-League 2nd Team)
Leading scorer: Jason Hotchkin (5 G, 2 A, 12 PTS)
Leading goalkeepers: Danny Cepero (4-6-5, 1.57 GAA)
Notes & Highlights: A slow start (one win in their first 11 games) led to Harrisburg’s worst season…Still, bright spots included all-league performances from Bixler, Calvano, and Pelletier and a fine campaign from Geoff Bloes, who played every minute of the regular season…Harrisburg defeated an MLS club in U.S. Open Cup for the third time, downing the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on
June 29 at Skyline…City Islanders announced affiliation with Philadelphia Union of MLS; following the season Harrisburg’s Sheanon Williams moved straight to Philly and soon assumed a starting role.

2011
Record: 10-7-7 (2nd, National Division)
Playoffs: Eliminated by Orlando in USL PRO Championship
U.S. Open Cup: Eliminated by Rochester in Second Round
Award Winners: Jose Angulo, F (All-League, 2nd Team)
Leading scorer: Jose Angulo (9 G, 3 A, 21 PTS)
Leading goalkeepers: Chase Harrison (8-6-6, 1.3 GAA)
Notes & Highlights: The inaugural season of the USL PRO was certainly a successful one for
Harrisburg. A strong offense carried the Islanders through a solid regular season that saw the team finish 2nd in the National Division and earn a playoff berth. The team finished the regular season with 37 goals, tops in the National Division and second overall in USL PRO. Excellent play at home (mark of 6-2-4) also played a large part in the club’s success. Harrisburg carried over their strong play to the playoffs, disposing of the LA Blues in the first round before capturing the National Division title with a 2-1 victory over Rochester. The Islanders saw their season end in heartbreak, however, as Orlando narrowly edged the team out in the USL PRO Championship, winning 3-2 in a penalty shootout.

2012
Record: 10-7-7 (6th, Single Table)
Playoffs: Eliminated by Charleston in First Round
U.S. Open Cup: Eliminated by Philadelphia Union in Quarterfinals
Leading Scorer: Luckymore Mkosana (7 G, 2 A, 16 PTS)
Leading Goalkeepers: Nicholas Noble (9-7-7, 1.27 GAA)
Notes & Highlights: In 2012 the Islanders finished the regular season with the exact same record as they did in 2011. While the 2011 Islanders found their stride in the playoffs and lost in the title match, the 2012 team lost in the first round to the eventual champion Charleston Battery
2-1. Despite the early playoff loss, the team had a very successful season highlighted by another amazing open cup run. The Islanders reached the quarterfinals of the cup for the fourth time since 2007, and knocked off two MLS opponents along the way. They had a dramatic comeback against the New England Revolution which saw them score 3 times in the last nine minutes of the second overtime to force the game to penalty kicks where the Islanders prevailed. They followed that win with a 3-1 overtime victory against the New York Red Bulls. The run ended in the quarters in Philadelphia against the Union. The Islanders have now beaten five MLS teams since 2007 in Open Cup play.

2013

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