Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 USL Pro: Harrisburg City Islanders Preview, Depth Chart & Key Players

2013: 14-2-10 (4th in regular season – Quarter-Finals)

Head Coach: Bill Becher
MLS AffiliationPhiladelphia Union
Key Returners: Nick Noble G (26gp), Yann Ekra F (24gp 4g 3a), Jason Pelletier M (22gp 2a), Cristian Hernandez F, Jimmy McLaughlin M (both on loan from Philadelphia)
Key Newcomers: Clesio F (Benfica), Edinho Junior M (Blackburn Rovers)
, Richie Marquez, Pedro Riberio (loan from Philadelphia)
Analysis: Many of Harrisburg’s key players from last season returned for 2014, including Cristian Hernandez who scored 4 goals with 4 assists, and Jimmy McLaughlin’s 5 goals who was with the Islanders on loan from their affiliate the Philadelphia Union. Although they did lose their forward partnership of Lucky Mkosana and Sainey Touray, who combined for 24 goals with both players joining NASL clubs, as well as defender Andrew Ribeiro who joined Chivas USA. To replace the missing offense the Islanders have brought in two Portuguese players: Clesio and Edinho Junior from European youth systems, although traditionally these types of moves haven’t been successful in the past.
2014 Prediction: 10th Place

Key Players

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