NYCFC’s Harrison Meets With NY Surf U-23s

Jack Harrison meets with NY Surf players.
NYCFC's Jack Harrison visits with New York Surf players.

With Major League Soccer on break for the Group Stage of the 2017 Gold Cup, New York City FC’s Jack Harrison took the opportunity to visit with some former teammates from Manhattan SC who are now playing for New York Surf.

The NYCFC star was on hand for the U-23 Surf side’s 4-2 win over MSC. Harrison spent time on the team bench and sideline and following the match took the time to speak with players, answer questions and take some photos.

Surf’s U-23 team is comprised of college players from Long Island and New York City who play college ball at Division I, II and III levels. Harrison, 20, a native of Stoke-On-Trent, England, this season has made 19 appearances with 8 goals and 5 assists and has grown into an important cog in the NYCFC offense playing next to David Villa.

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As for the Surf’s match, Cory Santangelo (Oneonta) opened the scoring for New York in the 9th minute with a 30 yard shot off an assist by Brandon Arango (Oneonta). MSC tied the game at 1-1 in the 29th minute. In the 52nd minute, Surf’s Akeem Morris (Stony Brook University) got in behind the MSC defense and scored off a pass from Emgi Gousse (Queens College) to put Surf up 2-1.

The score remained 2-1 until MSC tied the game 2-2 in the 85th minute. NY Surf made two subs after following the game equalizer with Emgi Gousse (Queens) and Asante Carroll (Niagara Univ.) reentering the game. In the 89th minute, Carroll scored the game-winner off a pass from Cory Santangelo (Oneonta). With 2 minutes of injury time added on, Gousse added another goal in the 92nd minute to give NY Surf the 4-2 win.

Editor’s note: Information and photos provided to by Jerry Owenburg