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Signing: Tiago Calvano's New Project with Harrisburg City Islanders

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Stone Sports Management LLC (Columbus, Ohio) - March 23, 2017

Stone Sports Management LLC is excited to announce Tiago Calvano's 2-year contract with Harrisburg City Islanders. The 35-year-old Brazilian moves to the USL after spending the last three seasons with Minnesota United FC, where he made more than 60 appearances for the Loons. His Minnesota United FC highlights included winning the Spring 2014 NASL Championship, 2014 Best XI selection, making the NASL Playoffs twice and wearing the Captain's armband. The City Islanders targeted Calvano for his leadership and experience which will make him one of the highest profiled players to play for Pennyslvania's capital club. Calvano emerged with Brazilian giants Botafogo before headnig to Italy with AC Perugia and later to Spain with Barcelona B. His European career spanned stints in Switzerland (BSC Young Boys), Germany (MSV Duisburg, Fortuna Dusseldorf) and Australia (Sydney FC). 

"I chose Harrisburg City Islanders for its tradition, and I was impressed with the Club's current ambition and the President's vision for the future," says Calvano.  "After speaking with the staff and seeing their passion for tis organization, I was impressed and knew that it was a place that I would enjoy helping contribute.  I am looking forward to the challenges for the USL season, meeting the fans, my teammates and integrating into the community!"

Despite several options, the City Islanders aggressively pursued Calvano and convinced him that it was the right place for his on-field playing career and future.  It also helped that the City Islander's new ownership group, Capelli Sport, has deep ties to one of Calvano's former clubs, MSV Duisburg in Germany. 

"Harrisburg City Islanders are making a statement signing by bringing Tiago to Harrisburg," remarked SSM's President and USSF Licensed Intermediary Justin B. Stone. "I want to thank the City Islanders' President Tiago Lopes and Head Coach Bill Becher for their patience and persistence with bringing Tiago to Harrisburg. There is a new standard in Harrisburg, and I am confident that Tiago will help the club reach new heights on and off the field."

Calvano has already joined the Islanders for pre-season and will be kicking off its 2017 USL Season on the road against the Richmond Kickers this weekend. Click HERE for the City Islanders' schedule. 


About Stone Sports Management, LLC 

From developmental to Designated Players, Stone Sports Management, LLC is a Columbus, Ohio based boutique sports agency representing football/soccer players domestically and internationally. Led by President and USSF Licensed Intermediary Justin B. Stone, SSM has established itself as a leading North American agency since its 2008 inception by taking a cooperative approach to athlete representation, which provides increased opportunities for its clients. After gaining trust from clients representing over 75 nationalities, Mr. Stone has negotiated more than 140 contracts for his clients based in Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and the United States, including more than 20 International clients to MLS/NASL/USL.

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