We are Hartford City Football Club. A semi-professional soccer team playing in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the 4th division of the US Soccer pyramid.
Founded in 2016, Hartford City FC is establishing itself as grassroots embodiment of a resurgent Hartford. Our purpose is to provide a demand for soccer in downtown Hartford, represent the city and state positively, and grow alongside our community.
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Hartford, CT – Each year sixty players across the country are invited to showcase their abilities at the MLS combine. This year Colts fans have some added interest in following as Rashawn Dally has been called into the combine. For a more in-depth analysis check out the NPSL and MLS articles below!
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January 7 at 10:45 pm
Hartford, CT (December 31, 2018) – Hartford City Football Club has announced today that Head Coach Christian Benjamin will be stepping down from the club.
“I’m proud of what we have accomplished these past two seasons,” said owner Aaron Sarwar. “We are fully supportive of Christian and his decision to pursue a new opportunity.” As the inaugural coach, Benjamin led his teams to two consecutive playoff appearances and a combined record of 11-6-5. With a strong foundation in place, the club has to now look forward. A manager will be appointed this winter as a thorough recruitment process is conducted for a new coach.
As the year comes to an end, the club wants to thank Christian and his family for his time at Hartford City. We wish him well and success in his future.
January 4 at 10:03 pm
Hartford, CT. – June provided a particular challenge for Hartford Colts, with four straight away fixtures and back-to-back matches on the 16th and 17th. On Saturday the team traveled to New York Athletic Club and Sunday to Greater Lowell NPSL.
On Saturday, the Colts opened up the match with a first half goal by Luke Alvaro (Somers, CT) with a tidy finish, from a Mark Grant (Coventry, CT) through ball. NYAC proved to be especially dangerous on set pieces, throughout the match, ultimately equalizing in the second half.
Finishing chances came one after the other for Hartford, throughout the game, but the Colts couldn’t produce. It wasn’t until a 50 yard through ball across the field by Paulinton Johnson (Hartford, CT) found a striding Mark Grant who slipped one by the NYAC goal keeper to put the Colts ahead 2-1. Heartbreak ensued as the Colts gave up the equalizer no less than two minutes later in the 88th minute from a rebound which Hami Kara (Wethersfield, CT) produced a full extension save initially on.
The next day, Hartford traveled up to Lowell for the second fixture on the weekend a bit weary from Saturday. Opening goal Deja Vu occurred, as the chemistry between Luke Alvaro and Mark Grant continued producing another goal. Alvaro would find the net again in the 2nd half, followed by game sealing finish by Andrew Geres (Portland, CT).
“Sometimes you just have to push through scheduling challenges,” said Head Coach Christian Benjamin “This weekend we took four out of six possible points on the road and I think any team would be happy with those results.” Indeed the Colts were happy as both NYAC and Greater Lowell respectively sat in 3rd and 4th in the table right behind the Colts. Securing those four points could mean the difference between securing a playoff bid and missing out.
The Colts return to action Saturday the 23rd at home versus the Rhode Island Reds.
June 22 at 4:39 pm