The Harrisburg Heat play Utica City FC on Friday evening at 7:35 PM and the Baltimore Blast at 7:05 PM. Both games are at the Equine Arena within the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

The Harrisburg Heat enter the weekend searching for their first win. Utica City FC is currently tied for second in the Eastern Division with the Milwaukee Wave. Utica currently has a record of eight wins and three losses. Baltimore is in fifth place in the Eastern Division with a record of four wins and five losses.

Dominic Francis is leading the Heat in goals and points this season with thirteen goals and nineteen points. Joey Tavernese is the leader in assists with seven. Tavernese also has scored five goals this year. Malcolm Harris and Danny DiPrima both have recorded eleven points this season. Harris has six goals and five assists while DiPrima has seven goals and four assists.

Tickets

Tickets are available for both games and can be purchased at harrisburgheat.com/tickets/. For group purchases, please contact kevin@harrisburgheat.com.

Heat Sign Goalkeeper Jorge Navarrete

Prior to the Heat’s last game in Baltimore, the club signed goalkeeper, Jorge Navarrete to a contract for the remainder of the season. Navarrete started in the nets for the Heat in their game against the Baltimore Blast which ended in a 5-3 loss. Navarrete has played the previous four season for the Florida Tropics along with Hugo Silva. Last year, Navarrete started 16 games for Florida and recorded a goals against average per game of 5.31. With the addition of Navarrete, the Heat now have two goalkeepers with MASL experience. Grant Glorioso started the first eight games for the Heat this season.

Visa Issues

The league continues to have visa issues this year and that has greatly impacted the Harrisburg Heat season. The team was relying on the return of Hugo Silva who has proven over the years to be one of the top goalkeepers in the MASL. While Silva has attended Heat practices and home games, he has been not eligible to play this season. The Heat management continues to try to get Silva eligible by exploring other visa options. Visa issues have also prevented Daniel Villela, James Vaughan and Davinson Diaz from playing for the Heat this year.

Heat To Wear and Auction Pink Uniforms On Saturday

The Harrisburg Heat will wear pink uniforms this Saturday to honor all who have suffered with this terrible disease. The auction will be held online via the Live Source App. The auction will end at 8:45 PM on Saturday, January 27th, 2024. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Penn State Health Hospital.

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Friday, February 23,  2024
Gametime 7:35PM

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