City Islander News

Discussion in 'Harrisburg City Islanders' started by ButlerBob, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So any news this offseason? Any updates or rumors about improvements to the stadium.
     
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  2. Lancaster FC

    Lancaster FC Member+

    Oct 2, 2007
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I find this appointment interesting I wonder if Philly was involved in the selection. I find it odd that they couldn't find someone local to hire. Or even in the state.
     
  4. XaviusX

    XaviusX Member

    Mar 21, 2001
    Tampa, Florida
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. Hax

    Hax BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 1, 2000
    Sainey Touray signed by the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL.

    http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/01/post_432.html

    Between Ekra (presuming he stays with the Union), Lucky, and Touray, the City Islanders have lost 28 goals and 11 assists from the 2013 roster. Greg Jordan and Don Anding were both released by the Union so I can't imagine them returning to Harrisburg, obviously we won't know the roster and loans for a long time but it looks like serious rebuilding lays ahead of Bill Becher and company. As per the team's Twitter account, Nick Noble, Garret Pettis and Damani Richards are all under contract and will return in 2014. Pettis and Richards missed last season due to injury.
     
  6. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So I'm guessing that Harrisburg get's one of the keeper that currently the Union has. I wonder the odds they get the kid from UCon, the number one pick? It seems like it would make more sense to have him playing on a regular basis somewhere.
     
  7. thomas19064

    thomas19064 Member+

    Apr 29, 2008
    Delco
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eh, I have a hard time believing the first overall draft pick will go on loan to Harrisburg... My guesses would be maybe some of the other draft picks, or maybe homegrowns McGlaughlin/Pfeffer/Hernandez
     
  8. Zman Gunner

    Zman Gunner BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 7, 2003
    Middletown, DE
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chivas USA signs Andrew Ribeiro after he played for their U23 team at the conclusion of last year's USL PRO season.
     
  9. Hax

    Hax BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 1, 2000
    #10 Hax, Jan 24, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014
    Twitter reports that Coady Andrews and Stephen Basso will return to City Island in 2014, meaning that a signficant backline returns (Noble in goal, Basso at left back, Andrews at center back, Richards at right back). The biggest void is attacking players with Ekra, Lucky, and Touray gone, so Harrisburg went out and signed Portguese U-19 forward Edinho Junior on a free transfer from Blackburn Rovers!?! Granted, the kid was effectively released and played on loan in India, but he's only 19 and had enough talent that Celtic and Blackburn wanted him. Can't wait to see where he is talent-wise, it's a big opportunity for him to try get noticed by MLS and perhaps signals a new direction for the team with Tiago Lopes as president. Lopes is also Portuguese and his consulting firm worked in India and Portugal so he clearly knew Edinho. Harrisburg often has success with young forwards and wingers, see Jose Angulo, Sainey Touray, Tiyi Shipalane, and Morgan Langley for ones who played for MLS squads, and Edinho might be next. We'll see... I'm also curious to see if more Portuguese and/or international players follow Lopes to Harrisburg.

    The team press release: http://www.cityislanders.org/pages/news/news_detail.aspx?newid=443

    Wiki on Edinho Junior: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinho_Júnior
     
  10. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think this signing might be a view of the initial impact of the new GM. He's the one with a lot of Euro experience and contacts. Although it might also be some help from the Union. Maybe the agent contacted them. And they recommended this as a good place to start and for them to possibly sign him from. Both ideas are pure speculation on my part.
     
  11. Zman Gunner

    Zman Gunner BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 7, 2003
    Middletown, DE
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Current roster based on team's tweets the past few weeks (assume the Union will send the usual combo of Homegrown [midfielders Cristhian Hernandez, Jimmy McLaughlin & Zach Pfeffer] and Draft picks [likely a defender - Kevin Cope, Richard Marquez or Derschang - depending on who makes the team] down for its 4 players. Other candidates include midfield draft picks - Pedro Ribeiro [although he will likely stay up with the Union] and Aodhan Quinn [if he makes it], 2nd year midfielder, Leo Fernandes, and a trialist forward, Clesio Bauque, [if he makes it] from Mozambique and the Benfica youth team (have to think that Lopes' connections are bringing in these Portuguese prospects to Philly and HCI):

    G - Nick Noble, Brian Sylvestre
    D - Coady Andrews, Stephen Basso, Colin Zizzi, Damian Richards
    M - Andrew Welker, Jason Pelletier, Morgan Langley, Matt Bahner
    F - Garrett Perris, Jamiel Hardware, Edinho Junior
     
  12. Lancaster FC

    Lancaster FC Member+

    Oct 2, 2007
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not bad, seems mostly cosmetic. Although they hit my number one web site pet peeve. They have links that go to pages that say coming soon. If it's not ready yet, why show the link?
     
  14. QuietType

    QuietType Member+

    Jun 6, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just saying hello. I didn't know if you guys were aware, but you will be the visiting team for the first ever home game for Sacramento Republic FC. We won't be in our temporary stadium yet but will be playing at our community college stadium. Going to be a big event with 10-15k, hopefully more. Looking forward to seeing you April 26th! Cheers
     
  15. Hax

    Hax BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 1, 2000
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  16. Hax

    Hax BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 1, 2000
  17. Hax

    Hax BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 1, 2000
  18. Hax

    Hax BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 1, 2000
    The City Islanders had their second preseason match in as many attempts canceled. First, it was inclement weather, now their opponent didn't have enough players. This is disconcerting because the team might be far behind their competition in fitness and cohesion when the new season kicks off. Teams like Orlando and Charleston have already competed against MLS squads, and Harrisburg has yet to play a preseason match. Plus they haven't received their loan players from the Union yet, which would be nice for integrating them into the squad. Considering that the City Islanders have signed two 19-year-olds to replace proven scorers Touray and Mkosana, they might be slow out of the gate until things jell.
     
  19. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    City Islanders stadium video
     
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  20. Hax

    Hax BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 1, 2000
  21. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2014 US Open Cup Fourth Round Schedule
    Laredo Heat (PDL) at Houston Dynamo (MLS)
    BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, TX – June 11 at 10 p.m. ET
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    Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
    Kezar Stadium; San Francisco, CA – June 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET
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    Real Salt Lake (MLS) at Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)
    Atlanta Silverbacks Park; Chamblee, GA – June 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET
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    Chivas USA (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
    WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, NC – June 14 at 8 p.m. ET
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    New York Red Bulls (MLS) at New York Cosmos (NASL)
    Shuart Stadium (Hofstra Univ.); Hempstead, NY – June 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET
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    San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) at FC Dallas (MLS)
    Toyota Stadium; Frisco, TX – June 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET
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    DC United (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO)
    Sahlen’s Stadium; Rochester, NY – June 17 at 7 p.m ET
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    Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) at Philadelphia Union (MLS)
    PPL Park; Chester, PA – June 17 at 7 p.m. ET
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    Indy Eleven (NASL) at Columbus Crew (MLS)
    FirstEnergy Stadium (Univ. of Akron); Akron, OH – June 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET
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    Orlando City SC (USL PRO) at Colorado Rapids (MLS)
    Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, CO – June 17 at 9 p.m. ET
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    Orlando City U23s (PDL) at Portland Timbers (MLS)
    Providence Park; Portland, OR – June 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET
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    New England Revolution (MLS) at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO)
    Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, VA – June 18 at 7 p.m. ET
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    Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) at Chicago Fire (MLS)
    Toyota Park; Bridgeview, IL – June 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET
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    Minnesota United FC (NASL) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
    Sporting Park; Kansas City, KS – June 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET
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    PSA Elite (USASA) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)
    Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, WA – June 18 at 10 p.m. ET
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    LA Galaxy (MLS) at Arizona United SC (USL PRO)
    Peoria Sports Complex; Peoria, AZ – June 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET
     
  22. Hachiko

    Hachiko The Akita on Big Soccer

    Jun 8, 2005
    Long Beach, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well played against Los Dos, Harrisburg. That's all I'm gonna say.
     

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