2016 Harrisburg City Islanders season

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Harrisburg City Islanders
2016 season
OwnerEric Pettis
Head CoachBill Becher
StadiumFNB Field
Clipper Magazine Stadium
USL10th Place
USL PlayoffsDid not qualify
U.S. Open CupFourth Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Craig Foster (8)
All: Craig Foster (10)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 2,853
(August 27 vs. Pittsburgh)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 839
(May 9 vs. Charleston)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 1,622

All: 1,622
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The 2016 season is the Harrisburg City Islanders's 13th season of competitive soccer - its thirteenth season in the third division of American soccer and its sixth season in United Soccer League since the league was first created with the City Islanders as one of the original 10 founder-members.[1]

Stadium Relocation[edit]

The 2016 season marks the City Islanders transition from Skyline Sports Complex to FNB Field (formerly Metro Bank Park) on City Island in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The transition was a result of the collaboration with the current tenants, the Harrisburg Senators, and to keep pace with the standards being implemented by the USL.[2] The team will also share home matches with Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as an effort to expand the Islanders fanbase throughout south central Pennsylvania.[2]

Roster[edit]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Nick Noble  United States
2 Defender Shane Campbell  United States
4 Midfielder Youssef Naciri  Morocco
5 Defender Shane Johnson  United States
6 Midfielder Bobby Warshaw  United States
7 Midfielder Josh Hughes  United States
8 Midfielder José Barril  Spain
9 Forward Garret Pettis  United States
10 Midfielder Paul Wilson  Jamaica
11 Forward Matt Bolduc  United States
12 Forward Brett Jankouskas  United States
13 Defender Darvin Ebanks  United States
14 Midfielder Danny DiPrima  United States
16 Defender Liam Doyle  Isle of Man
17 Defender Jamie Thomas  United States
18 Forward Aaron Wheeler  United States
19 Midfielder Cardel Benbow  Jamaica
20 Defender Chris Hill  United States
21 Midfielder Mouhamed Dabo  Senegal
22 Forward Craig Foster  Jamaica
23 Defender Shawn McLaws  United States
30 Goalkeeper Keasel Broome  Barbados
37 Defender Neil Shaffer (on loan from Indy Eleven)  United States
63 Defender Dante Leverock  Bermuda
77 Forward Cameron Vickers  United States

Updated as of July 19, 2016.[3]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Number Position Previous Club Fee/Notes
March 1, 2016 United States Aaron Wheeler 18 FW United States Wilmington Hammerheads Undisclosed[4]
March 8, 2016 United States Darvin Ebanks 13 DF United States Georgia Revolution Undisclosed[5]
March 16, 2016 United States Bobby Warshaw 6 DF Norway Hønefoss BK Undisclosed[6]
March 21, 2015 Jamaica Craig Foster 22 FW Jamaica FC Reno Exercised Loan Option[7]
March 23, 2016 United States Josh Hughes 7 MF United States Atlanta Silverbacks Undisclosed[8]
March 23, 2016 United States Matt Bolduc 11 FW United States Mass United Undisclosed[8]
March 23, 2016 United States Jamie Thomas 17 FW United States New York Red Bulls II Undisclosed[8]
March 23, 2016 United States Chris Hill 20 DF United States Villanova Wildcats Undisclosed[8]
March 25, 2016 Jamaica Paul Wilson 10 MF Jamaica Portmore United FC Undisclosed[9]
March 25, 2016 United States Shane Campbell 2 DF United States Reading United Undisclosed[10]
March 25, 2016 United States Shawn McLaws 23 DF United States New York Red Bulls II Undisclosed[10]
April 2, 2016 Barbados Keasel Broome 30 GK United States New York Cosmos Undisclosed[11]
April 5, 2016 Isle of Man Liam Doyle 16 DF United States Ohio State Buckeyes Undisclosed[12]
April 8, 2016 Morocco Youssef Naciri 4 MF United States Christian Brothers Buccaneers Undisclosed[13]
Senegal Mouhamed Dabo 21 MF Italy Inter Milan U-19 Undisclosed[14]
July 29, 2016 United States Cameron Vickers 77 FW United States Arizona United SC Undisclosed[15]

Out[edit]

Date Player Number Position New Club Fee/Notes
November 24, 2015 Spain Enric Valles 11 MF Norway Sandefjord Released[16][17]
December 15, 2015 Ivory Coast Yann Ekra 7 MF United States Charlotte Independence Undisclosed[16][18]
December 23, 2015 United States Neil Shaffer 20 DF United States Indy Eleven Undisclosed[19]
January 27, 2016 United States Ciaran Nugent 13 GK Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers F.C. Undisclosed[20]
January 28, 2016 United States Andrew Lubahn 77 FW United States Louisville City FC Undisclosed[16][21]
January 29, 2016 United States Ken Tribbett 6 MF United States Bethlehem Steel FC Undisclosed[16][22]
February 25, 2016 United States Jason Plumhoff 10 FW Canada FC Edmonton Undisclosed[23]
March 3, 2016 United States Kyle Renfro 27 GK United States Charlotte Independence Undisclosed[24]
March 23, 2016 United States Kyle McCord 4 MF Unattached Released[8]
March 23, 2016 United States Tony Donatelli 15 MF United States Baltimore Blast Released[8]
March 23, 2016 Brazil Erick Neres da Cruz 21 MF Unattached Released[8]

Loan in[edit]

Date Player Number Position Loaned From Fee/Notes
May 6, 2016 United States Neil Shaffer -- DF United States Indy Eleven Short-term Loan[25]

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2016 Harrisburg City Islanders Preseason schedule[26]

USL[edit]

Standings (Eastern Conference)[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls II (C, X) 30 21 6 3 61 21 +40 69 Conference Playoffs
2 Louisville City FC 30 17 9 4 52 27 +25 60
3 FC Cincinnati 30 16 8 6 41 27 +14 56
4 Rochester Rhinos 30 13 12 5 38 25 +13 51
5 Charlotte Independence 30 14 8 8 48 29 +19 50
6 Charleston Battery 30 13 9 8 38 33 +5 48
7 Richmond Kickers 30 12 9 9 33 26 +7 45
8 Orlando City B 30 9 8 13 35 49 −14 35
9 Wilmington Hammerheads FC 30 8 10 12 37 47 −10 34
10 Harrisburg City Islanders 30 8 7 15 37 54 −17 31
11 Bethlehem Steel FC 30 6 10 14 32 43 −11 28
12 Toronto FC II 30 7 5 18 36 58 −22 26
13 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 30 6 7 17 31 50 −19 25
14 FC Montreal 30 7 2 21 35 57 −22 23
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Regular Season League Champion.

Results[edit]

All times in Eastern Time.[27]

2016 Harrisburg City Islanders Regular Season Schedule[29]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
30 31 8 15 7 37 54  −17 3 8 5 23 37  −14 5 7 2 14 17  −3

Last updated: September 25, 2016
Source: 2016 USL season
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
GroundAAAHHAHHHHAAAAHHAHHAAHHAAHHAHA
ResultLLWLWLTLWWLLLLLLTLLWWTLTWTTLTW
Updated to match(es) played on September 25, 2016. Source: 2016 USL season and Current USL Standing
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; L = Loss; T = Tie

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

The City Islanders competed in the 2016 edition of the U.S. Open Cup. During the 2015 edition of the competition, they were eliminated in the third round after conceding three goals in extra time to the Rochester Rhinos. In 2016, the City Islanders advanced through to the fourth round, where they were ultimately defeated in stoppage time by their former MLS affiliate, Philadelphia Union. After a stoppage time equalizer was scored by Bobby Warshaw in the 91st minute, the Union drew a late free kick outside the 18 yard box. The free kick was subsequently shot into the net by Roland Alberg in the third minute of stoppage time.

Statistics[edit]

As of February 4, 2017.[30]

Players included in matchday squads
No. Pos. Nat. Name League Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals A yellow rectangle, denoting the yellow penalty card shown to a player being cautioned A red rectangle, denoting the red penalty card shown to a player being sent off
2 DF United States Shane Campbell 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0
4 MF Morocco Youssef Naciri 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5 DF United States Shane Johnson 16 1 0 0 3 0 19 1 3 0
6 MF United States Bobby Warshaw 28 4 0 0 3 2 31 6 4 1
7 MF United States Josh Hughes 22 0 0 0 1 0 23 0 3 0
8 MF Spain José Barril 29 6 0 0 3 0 32 6 7 0
9 FW United States Garret Pettis 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1 3 0
10 MF Jamaica Paul Wilson 28 4 0 0 2 1 30 5 0 0
11 FW United States Matt Bolduc 19 0 0 0 3 1 22 1 3 0
12 FW United States Brett Jankouskas 20 3 0 0 1 0 21 3 0 0
13 DF United States Darvin Ebanks 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
14 MF United States Danny DiPrima 16 0 0 0 3 0 19 0 0 0
16 DF Isle of Man Liam Doyle 26 0 0 0 3 0 29 0 2 0
17 DF United States Jamie Thomas 27 0 0 0 3 0 30 0 8 2
18 FW United States Aaron Wheeler 13 5 0 0 3 0 16 5 3 1
19 MF Jamaica Cardel Benbow 25 2 0 0 3 0 28 2 6 0
20 DF United States Chris Hill 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 MF Senegal Mouhamed Dabo 21 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 2 0
22 FW Jamaica Craig Foster 25 8 0 0 3 2 28 10 0 0
23 DF United States Shawn McLaws 30 0 0 0 3 0 33 0 1 0
37 DF United States Neil Shaffer 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
63 DF Bermuda Dante Leverock 19 1 0 0 0 0 19 1 3 1
77 FW United States Cameron Vickers 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0
Total 42 50 5
Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
Players with names struck through and marked Left club during playing season left the club during the playing season.
Players with names in italics were loaned players.
Players with names marked * were on loan from another club for the whole of their season with Harrisburg.
League denotes USL regular season
Playoffs denotes USL playoffs

Goalkeepers[edit]

As of February 4, 2017.[30]

Players included in matchday squads
Nat. No. Player Apps Starts Record GA GAA SO Yellow card Red card
United States 1 NobleNick Noble 17 17 3–11–3 32 1.88 2 2 0
Barbados 30 NugentKeasel Broome 13 13 5–4–4 22 1.69 2 1 0
Total 30 30 8–15–7 54 1.80 4 3 0
Record: W-L-D

Honors[edit]

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