Harrisburg City Islanders
Harrisburg City Islanders Full name Harrisburg City Islanders Nickname(s) City Islanders, Harrisburg City, City Founded 2004 Stadium Skyline Sports Complex
Owner Eric Pettis Head Coach Bill Becher League USL Pro 2011 Regular Season: 5th,
National Division: 2nd,
Website Club home pageHome colorsAway colors Current season
Harrisburg City Islanders is an American professional soccer team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 2004, the team plays in the National Division of the new USL Professional Division, the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.
The team plays its home games at the Skyline Sports Complex, located on Harrisburg's City Island, where they have played since 2004. The team's colors are tropical blue, navy blue, and white. Their current head coach is Bill Becher.
The City Islanders were an immediate success in the second division, finishing fifth in their inaugural season, and qualifying for the playoffs, where they were eliminated in the first round by the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The City Islanders improved on this showing in their second year, as they finished third in the league with a 12-3-5 record, but were eliminated from the playoffs by the eventual champions, the Charlotte Eagles.
In 2007, the Islanders were the USL Second Division Champions. They also defeated Major League Soccer team D.C. United 1-0 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to reach the quarterfinals, where they subsequently lost to the New England Revolution. In 2009, they again defeated an MLS team to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup, this time defeating the New England Revolution before losing to D.C. United. The Islanders repeated the feat in 2010, knocking off Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup round of 16.
Colors and badge
The Harrisburg City Islanders have two of their own supporters groups - the City Island Hecklers (or CI Hecklers) and the Sons of the Susquehanna (or SoS). The CI Hecklers often position themselves behind one goal while the Sons of the Susquehanna position themselves behind the other. In addition to these two, members of the Sons of Ben (supporters of the Philadelphia Union) also provide support.
Players and staff
As of July 31, 2011.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player 1 GK Phil Tuttle 3 DF Dustin Bixler 4 DF Geoff Bloes 5 DF Andrew Marshall 6 DF Jeritt Thayer 7 MF Vincenzo Bernardo 8 MF Brian Ombiji 9 FW Jason Herrick 10 MF David Schofield 11 MF Jason Hotchkin 12 MF Andrew Welker No. Position Player 13 DF Stephen Basso 14 FW Jordan Seabrook 16 MF J. T. Noone 17 MF Nelson Becerra 18 MF Drew Yates 18 DF David Rodriguez 19 FW Jose Angulo 20 FW Sainey Touray 22 MF Jason Pelletier 23 DF Anthony Calvano 33 FW Brian Ackley
- Bill Becher - Head Coach
- Steve Widdowson - Assistant Coach
- Dave Kern - Goalkeeper Coach
- vacant - General Manager
Notable former players
- See also: All-time Harrisburg City Islanders roster
- USL Second Division Champions 2007
Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Avg. Attendance 2004 3 USL Pro Soccer League 2nd, Atlantic Quarterfinals Did not qualify 1,510 2005 3 USL Second Division 3rd Semifinals Did not qualify 1,604 2006 3 USL Second Division 7th Did not qualify Did not qualify 1,781 2007 3 USL Second Division 3rd Champions Quarterfinals 1,724 2008 3 USL Second Division 5th Quarterfinals 2nd Round 1,684 2009 3 USL Second Division 3rd Semifinals Quarterfinals 1,857 2010 3 USL Second Division 5th Did not qualify Quarterfinals 1,666 2011 3 USL Pro 2nd, National Finalist 2nd Round 1,404
Stadiums CoachesBill Becher AffiliationsPhiladelphia Union • Reading United A.C. Rivalries Championships (1)2007
Philadelphia Union The Club Stadiums Culture Rivalries Affiliated ClubsHarrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro) • Reading United A.C. (PDL) Key Personnel Seasons (3)2010 • 2011 • 2012Website: philadelphiaunion.com USL Pro Former TeamsPuerto Rico United · River Plate Puerto Rico · Sevilla Puerto Rico Proposed TeamsPhoenix · San Antonio · Boston Victory Soccer in the United States Overview Men's national teams Outdoor leagues Indoor leagues Cup competitions Men's college soccer Women's national teamsWomen's team · Women's U23 team · Women's U20 team · Women's U17 team Women's leagues Women's college soccer Defunct Sports teams based in South Central Pennsylvania Baseball
Basketball FootballSIFL: Harrisburg Stampede — WFA: Keystone Assault Hockey LacrosseNALL: Hershey Haymakers SoccerUSL Pro: Harrisburg City Islanders College athletics
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