Despite jumping out to an early lead, the Harrisburg City Islanders are still winless through their first two games in the 2016 USL season, falling to the Charlotte Independence 2-1 in North Carolina. Jamaican Craig Foster got the scoring started early for Harrisburg on a a great individual effort. Foster was able to fight off a defender, draw the ball across the top of the 18, and fire one past Independence goalkeeper Cody Mizell in the third minute.
After a couple of decent chances for both teams, Charlotte pulled level in the 22nd minute when Caleb Calvert got on the end of a nice cross by Jorge Herrera and headed it past Nick Noble. Only 11 minutes later, Charlotte hit Harrisburg on the counter when Herrera spring David Estrada, who ran from about the center line down almost to the end line before hitting a tight angle shot past Noble. While both teams had plenty of opportunities to score throughout the rest of the match, neither was able to do so with Harrisburg looking to try to play the long ball over the top and Charlotte unable to solve Noble a third time.
Harrisburg will look to get back on track as they head to Pittsburgh to face the Riverhounds on Saturday, April 9.