Trade For Former Player And Sign Free Agent

The Harrisburg Heat is pleased to announce two new player signings.  The Heat has signed forward, Raphael Araujo, and traded for forward, Ty Hall.  Both players are signed with the Heat for two years.  Per team and league policies, financial terms of the contract are not disclosed.

Raphael Araujo is from Bound Brook, New Jersey and is a current member of the USA National Futsal Team.  Araujo will be playing in the first season in the MASL.  Collegiately, Araujo played at New Jersey City University and Rutgers-Newark University.  Raphael is the first All-American in Rutgers-Newark history.  In just two seasons at Rutgers-Newark, Araujo scored forty-six goals.

Araujo said, “I am super excited to join the Harrisburg Heat and play in the MASL, I want to thank Coach Pat for this opportunity. I will work extremely hard on and off the field to make a positive impact on the team and help in any way I can.”

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“It will be my first year playing the arena soccer game but I am confident that my skills, knowledge and experiences playing futsal will help me adapt soon. I look forward to getting started with the Heat,” Araujo added.

Head Coach and General Manager, Pat Healey said, “After a few months of conversations, I am glad to add Raphael to the team.  He has the tools to be a great forward in this league.  His experience with the USA Futsal National team will help him translate to the indoor game.  I look forward to working with him everyday and I know he will help this team in many ways.”

In addition to Araujo, the Heat acquired Ty Hall in a trade with the Tacoma Stars.  Hall had played the previous two seasons with the Harrisburg Heat.  During the 2019/2020 season, Hall scored seven goals and finished with ten points for the Heat before the season was suspended due to covid.

Ty Hall had this statement about his return to the Heat.  “I am thrilled to get back in this environment with Coach Healey and the Harrisburg Heat organization.  We will work hard to get better everyday.  I am very excited for the future of the Heat.

Healey added, “We are glad to bring Ty back to the Harrisburg Heat.  He will bring speed, athleticism, and indoor knowledge/experience to this young team.  His work rate on both sides of the ball will help the team tremendously. He will make an immediate impact.”

The MASL stretches across North America with teams in the United States and Mexico.  The Harrisburg Heat’s next game will be on Saturday, February 5th at the Dallas Sidekicks.  Gametime is 8:00 PM ET.

The Heat will be away for five straight games before returning home on Saturday, February 26.  For ticket information, please contact the Heat at tickets@harrisburgheat.com.