Harrisburg City Islanders / USL

Islanders draw 1-1 with Pittsburgh, Open Cup Tuesday

The City Islanders managed a late equalizer Friday night against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the 85th minute, courtesy of Nick Zimmerman. Zimmerman cleaned up a rebound and tied the score as the Islanders had moved to an aggressive formation after several substitutions in the waning minutes. This is Zimmerman’s second goal for the Islanders this season and his second that earned the club points. The contest was back and forth throughout with Danny Cepero making several clutch saves to keep the Islanders in the game. JT Noone continues to show well for the Islanders in central midfield and has developed good chemistry with Islanders midfielder Jason Pelletier. Look for the short loan stints to Harrisburg to continue for Union players and for the Islanders to keep improving as their young team progresses.


The Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) visit City Island on Tuesday, June 15, in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup. The Italians are an amateur team that qualified through the preliminary stages and look to test their skills against the Islanders in this opening round clash. The game is scheduled for 7pm and all tickets have been reduced to $5 for the match.

Check the City Islanders website for a full match report from Friday’s contest, for information on the Open Cup game, or to get information on upcoming matches.

For more Islanders coverage, check in with Derek Meluzio’s Upper 90 blog. (Nick Zimmerman is doing a Q&A with Derek for this week – should be interesting)

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