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USL Preview: Harrisburg City Islanders vs. New York Red Bulls II

By Staff, 09/06/16, 9:04AM EDT


Red Bulls II look to extend winning streak to seven, close on regular season title

Photo courtesy Harrisburg City Islanders

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The New York Red Bulls II can pull within a point of claiming the USL regular season championship on Wednesday evening as they look to continue a six-game winning streak in a visit to face the Harrisburg City Islanders at Millersville University. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET.


Harrisburg City Islanders news and notes

  • Current record: 7-14-6, 27pts
  • Harrisburg played to a 2-2 draw with Bethlehem Steel FC in its last outing, further dimming the club’s chances of reaching the postseason.
  • Craig Foster scored a late equalizer for the City Islanders against the Steel, but the side remains five points back of eighth place with three games remaining.
  • Foster now leads the City Islanders with seven goals this season, and has scored 15 times for the club over his two seasons in Harrisburg.
  • Harrisburg has conceded 48 goals this season, the third-most in the USL Eastern Conference.

New York Red Bulls II news and notes

  • Current record: 18-3-5, 59pts
  • The Red Bulls II extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-0 victory against Bethlehem Steel FC on Sunday afternoon.
  • The win moved New York six points clear of second-place Lousiville, and the side now needs only four points from its final four games to clinch the USL regular season championship.
  • Brandon Allen found the net against the Steel, and has scored four goals in the past five games to move into a tie for fourth for the USL Golden Boot with 13 goals this season.
  • The Red Bulls II became the first side in the USL to reach 50 goals this season on Sunday. The league record for goals in a single season is 56 by Orlando City SC in 2014.

2016 Team leaders

  • Goals: Harrisburg – Craig Foster, 7; New York – Brandon Allen, 13
  • Assists: Harrisburg – Jose Barril, 6; New York – Derrick Etienne Jr., 5

Series Notes

  • The Red Bulls II have taken victory in both of the previous meetings between the teams this season, including a 5-0 win in their most recent encounter on August 2.


  • REF: Jaroslaw Werel
  • AR1: Kevin Lock
  • AR2: Daniel Pannullo Jr
  • 4TH: Mark Treilman

Game hashtag:

  • #HARvNY

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