Derek Meluzio, the man behind Harrisburg City Islanders blog Upper 90, provides some background on the Union affiliate and opponent in Tuesday’s US Open Cup quarterfinal match.
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Union news ahead of the match with Real Salt Lake including the temporary back-up goalie, Henry’s home MLS debut, Salgaldo signs with MLS, US drops in FIFA rankings then loses to a bunch of Brazilian kids, Mourinho sees US in his future and more morning news.
The City Islanders have seen an end to the run of bad luck that marked the beginning of the season and currently sit in fourth place in the league. The sole remaining USL team in the US Open Cup, they recently dispatched New York Red Bulls in extra time and will face DC United on July 21st. On July 27th they host the Union in a friendly. Here’s a look at their recent form with an eye on some players to watch.
The Union’s Nick Zimmerman, on loan to the City Islanders, scores a late equalizer against Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The City Islanders will face amateur side Brooklyn Italians Tuesday night in the US Open Cup.
Despite dominating play the City Islanders end up with a scoreless draw against the Charlotte Eagles. Before the match, it was announced that JT Noone has signed a season-long deal with the Harrisburg club.
We take a look at what’s going on with the Harrisburg City Islanders, including preseason play, roster moves.
With today’s announcement of an exclusive partnership with USL-2 side Harrisburg City Islanders, the Philadelphia Union has laid the ground work for a highly developed farm system. Already with a working partnership with PDL side Reading United AC, the Union have now established links to …