Hartford Athletic

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Hartford Athletic
Hartford Athletic logo.svg
Full nameHartford Athletic
FoundedJuly 11, 2018; 12 months ago (2018-07-11)
StadiumDillon Stadium
OwnerHartford Sports Group
Head coachJimmy Nielsen
LeagueUSL Championship
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Hartford Athletic is an American professional soccer team based in Hartford, Connecticut. The club was founded in 2018 and started play in the USL Championship in 2019.[1][2] 2012 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and former Oklahoma City Energy FC head coach Jimmy Nielsen is the head coach of the team.[3]


The club will play on the grounds of Dillon Stadium, which will be rebuilt and have a capacity of 5,500.[4] While construction of Dillon Stadium is being completed, the Athletic will play home games at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. They played their first home game in front of more than 11,000 supporters. [5]

On July 13, 2019, Hartford had the grand reopening of Dillon Stadium in front of a sold out crowd, despite the fact that the stadium was not completely finished.[6]


Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2019–present Adidas Trinity Health of New England[7]

Players and staff[edit]


As of June 13, 2019[8]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Frederik Due  Denmark
2 Defender Kyle Curinga  United States
3 Defender Raymond Lee  United States
4 Defender Sem de Wit  Netherlands
5 Midfielder Tyler David  United States
7 Forward Sebastian Dalgaard  Denmark
8 Midfielder Mads Jørgensen  Denmark
9 Forward José Angulo  Colombia
10 Midfielder Philip Rasmussen  Denmark
11 Forward Alex Dixon  United States
12 Forward Wojciech Wojcik  Poland
14 Midfielder Ryan Williams  England
16 Goalkeeper Mike Novotny  United States
17 Midfielder Jonathan Brown  Wales
18 Goalkeeper Jacob Lissek  United States
19 Forward Mac Steeves  United States
21 Midfielder Nicky Downs  United States
33 Defender Harry Swartz  United States
44 Defender Alex Davey  Scotland
80 Midfielder Danny Barrera  United States
92 Forward Giuseppe Gentile  United States

Out on loan[edit]

No. Position Player Nation
15 Defender Klisman Sousa (on loan to FC Tucson)  Cape Verde
20 Defender Scott DeVoss (on loan to FC Tucson)  United States

Team management[edit]

Front office
Owners Joseph Calafiore
Bruce Mandell
Scott Schooley
Coaching staff
Head coach Jimmy Nielsen
Assistant coach Chris Spendlove
Goalkeeper coach George Kostelis
Technical advisor Paul Buckle

Last updated: January 17, 2019
Source: [1]

Head coaches[edit]

  • Includes USL regular season, USL playoffs, U.S. Open Cup. Excludes friendlies.
Coach Nationality Start End Games Win Loss Draw Win %
Jimmy Nielsen  Denmark September 5, 2018 present 12 1 9 2 008.33

Club captains[edit]

Years Name Nation
2019 Philip Rasmussen  Denmark

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hartford Joins USL For 2019 Season at Dillon Stadium". Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Pro Soccer Team Announced For Hartford, Set To Begin Play In 2019". Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Hartford Athletic Appoints Nielsen as Head Coach". Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "What's next for Dillon Stadium and Hartford Athletic? A turf field, players and more". Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hartford Athletic Hosts First Home Game". Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Anthony, Mike. "Mike Anthony: Hartford had it Saturday, and our new soccer team had a lot to do with it". courant.com. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  7. ^ https://www.hartfordathletic.com/news_article/show/999232
  8. ^ "Hartford Athletic roster". HartfordAthletic.com. Hartford Athletic. Retrieved June 13, 2019.

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