Match Preview: Islanders Look to Raise Capelli Sport Hero Cup, Tomorrow, August 8

The Harrisburg City Islanders will look to take home the first-ever Capelli Sport Hero Cup when they take on the Rochester Rhinos at FNB Field on Tuesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.

AUGUST 5, 2017 – ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: The Tampa Bay Rowdies match against the Harrisburg City Islanders at Al Lang Field. Photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies

Harrisburg dropped a close 1-0 game in the team’s last matchup in New York when Rochester scored a goal in the 85th minute to take the three points. In this match, if Harrisburg can win by two goals they will have sole possession of the Capelli Sport Hero Cup.

In the standings, Rochester is looking to keep pace with the top teams in the conference, while Harrisburg works to climb back into a playoff position.

Coming home can be some of the best medicine for an Islanders team that rattled off seven points of a possible nine at home with two straight wins and a draw in their last home stand.

Harrisburg went with a different lineup to start the match in Tampa Bay on Saturday night with Mike Olla and Ropapa Mensah playing center-forward positions. This shake up in the starting eleven didn’t get much as the team only put up five shots during the match.

The Rhinos have been on a roll as of late. They have only dropped one game in their last five matches. While they have had recent success, the Rhinos have struggled on the road, notching only nine points on the season.

Rochester comes in with Wal Fall as their leading scorer with seven goals so far this season. Fall is backed up by Jochen Graf who has five goals this season followed by eight other goal scorers.

If Harrisburg can grab a win, not only will they raise the Capelli Sport Hero Cup, but they will also jump right back into the playoff race.

The Islanders will host Community Cares Night tomorrow night in recognition of all military and medical personnel. The team will wear exclusive Capelli Sport camouflage jerseys that are being auctioned off to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Wilco Electric will provide a FREE t-shirt giveaway!

The City Islanders stay at home for the final leg of the Keystone Derby Cup on Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. Come out for the most heated rivalry in the Eastern Conference, plus post-match fireworks and a drawstring bag giveaway provided by Highmark! Stop by our Derby Day Pregame Party for beer, food and music!