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Harrisburg City Islanders
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Full name Harrisburg City Islanders
Nickname(s) City Islanders
Founded 2004
Stadium Skyline Sports Complex
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
(Capacity: 4,000)
Chairman United States Eric Pettis
Manager United States Bill Becher
League USL Second Division
2009 Regular Season: 3rd
Playoffs: Semi Finals
Home colors
Away colors

Harrisburg City Islanders is an American professional soccer team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 2004, the team plays in the USL Second Division (USL-2), 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 also field a team in the USL’s Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age, operated by the United Soccer Leagues.

On March 1, 2010, the City Islanders entered into an agreement to become the official USL-2 affiliate club of the Major League Soccer expansion franchise Philadelphia Union.

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History

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 2005, Bill Becher, the Harrisburg coach, was named USL-2 Coach of the Year, while player Chad Severs was named Rookie of the Year, before moving on to the Rochester Raging Rhinos.

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.

Players

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Current roster

as at October 11, 2009

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
0 United States GK Jay Herford
2 United States FW Steve Fisher
3 United States DF Dustin Bixler
4 United States DF Geoff Bloes
5 Scotland MF Nicki Paterson
7 United States DF Cody Reinberg
8 England MF Jason Massie
9 United States FW Phillip Buffington
10 England MF David Schofield
No. Position Player
11 United States FW Brandon Swartzendruber
13 United States MF Nathan Baker
14 Canada GK Tomer Chencinski
15 Zambia DF Yona Banda
17 United States MF Kai Kasiguran
19 Kenya MF Mo Oduor (captain)
20 United States FW Chad Severs
22 United States MF Jason Pelletier
23 United States DF Anthony Calvano

Notable former players

Year-by-year

Year Division League GP W L D GF GA Pts Reg. Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
2004 3 USL Pro Soccer League 20 10 7 3 40 25 33 2nd, Atlantic Quarterfinals Did not qualify
2005 3 USL Second Division 20 12 3 5 43 24 41 3rd Semifinals Did not qualify
2006 3 USL Second Division 20 8 9 3 34 35 27 7th Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 3 USL Second Division 20 11 4 5 25 15 38 3rd Champions Quarterfinals
2008 3 USL Second Division 20 7 3 10 33 20 31 5th Quarterfinals 2nd Round
2009 3 USL Second Division 20 9 7 4 31 23 31 3rd Semifinals Quarterfinals
2010 3 USL Second Division

Honors

  • USL Second Division Champions 2007

Head coaches

  • United States Bill Becher (2004-present)

Home stadiums

External links


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