The Harrisburg Heat are pleased to announce that they have signed forward Yuri Farkas. Per team and league policies, financial terms of the agreement are not disclosed.

Farkas, a native of Brazil, won a USL 2 national championship with the Flint City Bucks. Farkas attended Madonna University, where he was a three-time NAIA All-American. Farkas, who is twenty-eight years old, signed a five-year contract with the Harrisburg Heat.

Harrisburg Head Coach and General Manager Pat Healey is pleased about the signing of Yuri Farkas. Healey said: “Yuri is another player that we have been trying to get for the last few years, and I am happy to finally get him. With his futsal background, I am not sure if he will be a second forward or target but it is nice to have some flexibility. He is a natural goal scorer who can take players on one- versus-one.”

Farkas said “We all went through difficult times during the pandemic. COVID took a lot from me and from a lot of people. I’m grateful for this opportunity to be back in the United States doing what I love again. It’s just like being reborn again. Can’t wait to start the season and do what I do best.”

The MASL stretches across North America with teams in the United States and Mexico. The 2021-2022 home opener for the Heat is Saturday, December 18th versus Utica City FC. Game time is 7:05 PM.  For ticket information, please contact the Heat at tickets@harrisburgheat.com.