Professional Soccer Returns to Clipper Stadium in Lancaster

harrisburg city islandersProfessional Soccer is returning to Clipper Stadium in Lancaster for two Harrisburg City Islanders home games this August.

Harrisburg will host a regular season game versus FC Montreal on Saturday, August 29 as the City Islanders look to gain a United Soccer League playoff berth.

Then 2 days later the Islanders will host an exhibition against the 2014 US Open Cup runner-up, the Philadelphia Union their MLS Partners from Philadelphia on Monday, August 31. The City Islanders a 4-4-1 record against Major League Soccer clubs in the U.S. Open Cup.

Both games will start at 7:00 PM. Gates will open at 5:30 PM.

All seats for these soccer events will be general admission. The cost will be $15 for the exhibition against the Union and $12 for the Saturday night game against Montreal. A combo ticket that includes a ticket to both matches is also available for purchase at the discounted price of $22. For ticket information visit the Lancaster Barnstormers website.

The games will feature several local soccer heroes for the Central PA area:

  • The former Warwick High School standout and National High School Player of the Year, the Union’s Andrew Wenger.
  • In addition to Wenger, the Union’s roster also includes Jimmy McLaughlin of Great Valley and former City Islanders star Sheanon Williams.
  • The City Islanders squad features area natives Garret Pettis, a forward from Lower Dauphin High School, who currently resides in Elizabethtown, midfielder Danny DiPrima of Dillsburg and former Pennsylvania Player of the Year Brett Jankouskas of Palmyra.

Come out and support local soccer in Central PA!

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Union and Islanders and Final, Oh My!

This weekend is a big weekend for soccer. The Harrisburg City Islanders, the Philadelphia Union and the USA Women’s National Team all play this weekend.

Saturday, July 16th:

Wilmington Hammerheads vs. City Islanders

wilmington hammerheads VS   Harrisburg City Islanders

7:30 pm at Legion Stadium


Sunday, July 17th:


7pm at Gillette Stadium


The big game of the weekend is the US Women’s National team versus Japan for the Women’s World cup final.

Sunday, July 17th:

US Soccer Logo VS  Japan national team logo

2pm at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany


Who do you pick to win the games this weekend?  Are you getting together to watch any of the games? Post it here and let everyone know!

Philadelphia Union Game (Bus Trip) With Manheim Township Soccer Club

What: Reminder MTSC has booked a bus trip to Philadelphia Union Professional Soccer game!

When: ** Limited number of seats – Contact them ASAP **

Sat August 13 vs. FC Dallas (bus departs at 4:30pm)

Cost: $38.50 per person INCLUDING round trip bus & tickets in section 122

(The tickets alone are typically $40 – so this is a GREAT deal)

Contact: Email for more information or to register!

City Islanders Bus Trip to see Philadelphia Union v. Houston Dynamo

Join the Harrisburg City Islanders on August 6th for a trip to see the Union play Dynamo.

What: Professional Soccer Bus Trip
When: Saturday August 6th: Leave @ 2:30pm,
Return approx. 1am
Cost: $50 per person (includes bus, and end-line ticket)
Contact: or 717-441-4625

Philadelphia Union Game (Bus Trips)

What: MTSC has booked bus trips to Philadelphia Union Professional Soccer games this summer!

When: ** Limited number of seats – Contact them ASAP **

Wed June 22 vs. Kansas City (bus departs at 4pm)
Sat August 13 vs. FC Dallas (bus departs at 4:30pm)

Cost: $38.50 per person INCLUDING round trip bus & tickets in section 122

(The tickets alone are typically $40 – so this is a GREAT deal)

Contact: Email for more information or to register!

Philadelphia Union

Do You Have What it Takes to Play for the Union or City Islanders?

The Philadelphia Union and Harrisburg City Islanders have announced that they will be holding a joint tryout on December 20-21, 2010. The tryouts will be held at In the Net Sports Complex in Palmyra, PA. This is the home training grounds for the City Islanders.  Register on the City Islanders website:

Philadelphia Union

“Our eyes are constantly open to identifying talent and this tryout is a terrific opportunity to evaluate a large number of players simultaneously,” said Philadelphia Union Coach John Hackworth. “Our partnership with Harrisburg enables us to pool resources with the goal of finding players who can compete within our player development structure, and ultimately with the Union first team. We look forward to seeing who turns out for this exciting two-day event.”

“Philadelphia is a first class organization and we are pleased to partner with them once again,” added City Islanders Head Coach Bill Becher. “I look forward to having the Union’s coaching staff here in Harrisburg and I believe that a joint tryout with franchises from different levels of professional soccer is a great way to find players who may be able to contribute to one of the respective teams. It should be a quality event. We have open tryouts each year and we’ve always found a player or two that have not only made our team, but made a measurable difference. I suspect this year will be no different.”

Read more on the Union site: Union, Islanders to Host Joint Tryout