FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Harrisburg City Islanders Exercise Option on Defender Jamie Thomas
Harrisburg, PA (February 1, 2017) – The Harrisburg City Islanders have exercised their option on defender Jamie Thomas’s contract for 2017. Thomas joined the Harrisburg City Islanders in 2016 after entering the USL in 2015. He debuted with the then newly formed New York Red Bulls II on March 28, 2015 in the franchise’s inaugural match.
Jamie Thomas played a total of 2,355 minutes in 2016, ranking 4th for the Harrisburg club in playing time. In that time, he earned 2 points for the team, had 2 assists, and had 5 shots with 1 on goal.
City Islanders Head Coach Bill Becher was impressed with Thomas’s consistency last season and looks for him to sustain that level of play in 2017.
“Jamie was as good as anybody we had last year. He was very consistent and he played well in every game. He worked hard and did all of the right things every day at training,” stated Becher. Thomas had a 10 game stretch in 2016, where he played 90 minutes in every contest. Harrisburg only recorded one loss during that 10 game period. Becher summarized Thomas’s consistency by saying, “Jamie was certainly our most consistent player and one of our better players all year.”
Jamie Thomas is the second defender to join the 2017 Harrisburg City Islanders roster alongside Shawn McLaws.
Birthplace: Silver Spring, MD
The current Harrisburg City Islanders 2017 roster is as follows:
Paul Wilson (Midfield)
Mouhamed Dabo (Midfield)
Danny DiPrima (Midfield)
Cardel Benbow (Forward)
Shawn McLaws (Defense)
Jamie Thomas (Defense)
ABOUT THE HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS
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 www.cityislanders.com or call 717.441.GOAL (4625).
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