Heat Play Home Opener Saturday Versus Rochester Lancers, Travel to Utica On Sunday

The Harrisburg Heat of the Major Arena Soccer League play their first home game of the 2019/2020 season with a game against the Rochester Lancers at the Farm Show Arena on Saturday night.  The Heat kick off against the Rochester Lancers at 7:05 P.M.  On Sunday, the Heat have a quick turnaround as they travel to Utica, New York to play Utica City FC at 3:00 P.M. Both games can be viewed on line at masltv.com.

The Heat started their season last week in Rochester with a strong 12-3 victory.  Dom Francis led the team with a hat trick and JJ Gibson chipped in with one goal and three assists.  Seven different Heat players found the back of the net in the opening win.  Jesus Molina and William Banahene each played a half in the goal for Harrisburg in the win.

The Heat are looking to continue the progress they made during the 2018/2019 season.  With Head Coach Pat Healey at the helm, the Heat increased their wins by 83% last year as they finished with a 11-13 record.  There was also significant improvement during the season last year as the Heat began with a 1-7 record in the first eight games of the year.  Over the final sixteen games, the Heat won 10 games including two wins over the Baltimore Blast and wins against Utica City FC and the Milwaukee Wave.  Milwaukee was the 2018/2019 champions of the Major Arena Soccer League and Baltimore and Utica were play-off teams last season.

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The Harrisburg Heat return seventeen players from their roster last year.  In addition, the Heat acquired free agent defender Elton de Oliveira, forward JJ Gibson and goalkeeper Jesus “Chuy” Molina.  The Heat continue to look for and develop young talent.  They followed this formula by adding defender Michael DeGraffenreidt, midfielder Malcolm Harris and forward Marcel Berry to the Heat team this year.

For tickets, please go to www.harrisburgheat.com.  For group discounts or more information, contact Kevin Healey at kevin@harrisburgheat.com.