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City Islanders Continue To Entertain
Langley part of diverse attack that heads into semifinals

A season ago, the Harrisburg City Islanders were arguably the most entertaining side to watch in USL PRO. Bill Becher’s side led the league with 55 goals as the duo of Lucky Mkosana and Sainey Touray combined for 24 goals to lead the club’s free-flowing attack. This offseason, both Mkosana and Touray departed, but the City Islanders’ have remained just as entertaining with another 45 goals. Instead of relying on a pair of double-digit scorers, however, Harrisburg has received contributions from across the squad, with three players tied for a team-high with six goals.

City Islanders Continue To Entertain

A season ago, the Harrisburg City Islanders were arguably the most entertaining side to watch in USL PRO. Bill Becher’s side led the league with 55 goals as the duo of Lucky Mkosana and Sainey Touray combined for 24 goals to lead the club’s free-flowing attack. This offseason, both Mkosana and Touray departed, but the City Islanders’ have remained just as entertaining with another 45 goals. Instead of relying on a pair of double-digit scorers, however, Harrisburg has received contributions from across the squad, with three players tied for a team-high with six goals.

Bakowska-Mathews Has Big Week for FSU

Former Seattle Sounders Women and Laval Comets midfielder Marta Bakowska-Mathews had an impressive week for the No. 5-ranked Florida State Seminoles and earned a trio of honors, leading the list of W-League players recognized for their NCAA Division I performances last week. A senior, Bakowska-Mathews was chosen as NSCAA Division I Women’s Player of the Week and ACC Co-Player of the Week, while also being selected to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week.

McCaskill Making Moves For Gamecocks

As you watch South Carolina’s Savannah McCaskill at work, the thing that jumps out immediately is her movement. On the ball, but in particular off, the Gamecocks forward stays connected to the game, offering for her midfield, making strong runs in behind the opposing defense, creating space for others to run into.

Semifinals Set in USL PRO Playoffs

The Harrisburg City Islanders scored the upset of the round as they defeated USL PRO regular season champion Orlando City in the quarterfinals of the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs on Saturday night. The Richmond Kickers, LA Galaxy II and Sacramento Republic FC also advanced, ensuring there will be a new champion as the postseason heads to the semifinals next weekend.

Sockers Announce Barnes' Return

Following a strong turnaround in 2014, Midland-Odessa Sockers FC is looking to expand upon that success in the coming seasons. The franchise took the first step to that end today with the announcement that head coach Matt Barnes will return for a second year with the club. Barnes was hired in November 2013 and guided the team to a 7-4-3 record, finishing in a second-place tie in the PDL's Mid South Division this summer.

Strong Leads Cardinals' Romp Past Duke

Portland Timbers U-23s midfielder Ben Strong had a pair of goals as No. 5 Louisville romped past Duke 5-0 on Saturday night at Lynn Stadium. The Chicago Fire U-23’s Will Vitalis, FC Tucson’s Santiago Velez and Orlando City U23’s Romilio Hernandez also found the net for the Cardinals, who took victory in their ACC opener.

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