Know opp: Penn FC 2

Know your opponent: Penn FC

TFC II will play their first game under new head coach Michael Rabasca on Saturday when they travel to Pennsylvania to take on Penn FC. To get you set here is everything you need to know about Penn FC:

2018 Season

Penn FC has not had a great 2018 season thus far. They currently sit in 13th place in the East with a 2-4-5 record.

They have struggled with picking up wins this season but have a conference-leading five draws. They currently boast a -3 goal differential but have struggled to score goals with just seven goals on the season.

Current Form

LDWLW

Loss at Nashville SC (3-1)

Draw at Pittsburgh Riverhounds (0-0)

Win at Toronto FC II (1-0)

Loss at Ottawa Fury FC (1-0)

Win vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (3-0)

All-time record

Penn FC, formerly known as the Harrisburg City Islanders, has been in the USL since 2011. It was announced in January that they would be rebranded as Penn FC and be lead by new head coach Raoul Voss. The roster has also been completely overhauled.

All-time Toronto FC II is 1-6-1 against Penn FC/Harrisburg City. Last season on Canada Day, the two teams played to an exciting seven-goal game at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

In the most recent meeting between the two sides, Penn FC were winners on TFC II’s school day game last month.

Key Players

31-year-old journeyman Tom Heinemann leads the Penn FC attack with three goals on the season. The native of St. Louis is in his first season with Penn FC after stops in the MLS with Columbus and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

English defender Harri Hawkins leads the team in distribution out of the back. The 25-year-old is in his first season with Penn FC after a stint with the New York Cosmos. 27-year-old Richard Menjivar leads the team in key passes with 12 and has picked up an assist.

38-year-old Frenchman Romuald Peiser has made eight of the eleven starts in goal for Penn FC. The former Paris Saint-Germain youth player is in his first season with Penn FC joining from the now-defunct San Francisco Deltas.

Canadian Content

The lone Canadian on the roster is Mauro Eustaquio. Eustaquio was born in Portugal but grew up in Leamington, Ontario before heading back to his native country to play youth football. The midfielder spent time with both the Ottawa Fury and FC Edmonton before moving to Penn. The 25-year-old has made six youth appearances with the Canadian National team. He has made seven appearances this season recording an assist but has not featured since early May. 

You can catch all the action from Harrisburg live on TFC2.ca. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM. 

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