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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 city. 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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2022 Schedule

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Valeo FC

Netown, MA

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Kingston Stockade

Dietz Stadium, Kingston, NY

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Faller Field Stadium

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Syracuse FC

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New York Shockers

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HCFC news & events

HARTFORD CITY’S SEASON COMES TO AN END AT CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS

Hartford, Conn. – A pair of second-half goals was enough to see the fourth-seeded New York Shockers advance to the North Atlantic Conference Tournament Finals past the top seed Hartford City FC, 2-0, in Wednesday’s semifinal at Trinity Health Stadium.
With the result, Hartford City’s season ends abruptly after an unbeaten 8-0-2 mark in the regular season. For New York, this will be their first trip to the North Atlantic Conference Tournament Final in organization history when they take on Cedar Stars this weekend, who upset second seed Valeo FC 2-1 in the other semifinal on Wednesday night.
With both teams playing each other for the third time this season and most recently on this past Saturday, it was expected that the first few minutes would be cagey in attempts to try and figure out new ways to break each other down.
But it was apparent from the opening whistle that the Shockers were the team on the front foot and had more possession in dangerous positions than the Colts. The best chance from the first 20 minutes came when Daryl Jeffrey, who scored the Shockers’ lone goal in the 3-1 loss last Saturday, was played in on a great through ball from the back but the target man scuffed his chance right at HCFC’s keeper Jamis Fite.
The first chance for Hartford City came right on the half-hour mark after some build-up from the back, a cross played in from the right flank found co-Conference top scorer Alec Hughes free at the back post but he put his effort over the bar from close range. Both teams created opportunities in the final five minutes of the first half when Alex Bourgeois connected on a header from a corner kick, only to put it at Fite when HCFC’s Tim Ennin, who returned to the lineup on Wednesday after a lengthy spell away from it, let loose from a distance only to put it right at the Shockers’ keeper.
When the teams returned to the field after a goalless first 45 minutes, the visitors needed less than three minutes in the second half to grab the opening tally. New York midfielder James Beeston dispossessed Hartford City’s Mark Grant in the midfield and quickly found Jeffrey in transition, who took his one-timed finish well and slotted a right-footed effort past Fite.
Hartford started to get back into the match a few minutes after conceding by putting on a higher press and started to force the Shockers’ back line into mistakes. The most notable mistake came in the 54th minute when Zach Sauer won back the ball in a good area and had a shot from 25 yards out, only for it to be deflected and it fell harmlessly to the Shockers’ keeper Greg Monroe.
But the best chance of the match for the Colts came in the 65th minute when Marcus Williams linked up with second-half substitute Andrew Geres down the right flank and Geres worked a low cross towards another second-half sub, Dylan Scanley. Scanley hit it the first time with his left foot from six yards out and thought he had the equalizing goal, only to be denied by a brilliant save by Monroe.
With Hartford continuing to pile on the pressure and committing players forward, New York took a quick free kick just inside the attacking third. Beeston, who was unlocked down the left flank, was able to find substitute striker Cameron LaVallee inside the box and finished from close range.
HCFC’s Tim Donovan and Mark Grant had chances in the final few minutes to try and pull one back for the Colts but Monroe stopped both, with Grant’s chance being the last kick of the game and sending the visiting bench into delight knowing that they are one win away from being crowned conference champions.
— JJ Duke

July 14 at 12:50 pm

COLTS CAP OFF AN UNBEATEN REGULAR SEASON WITH 3-1 WIN

Schenectady, N.Y. – Down 1-0 at halftime, Hartford City FC (8-0-2, 26 points) netted three unanswered goals in the second half to cruise to a 3-1 victory in their regular-season finale at the New York Shockers (2-4-4, 10 points) on Saturday night.
Having already secured the top seed in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference Tournament for the second straight season, Hartford City capped off an unbeaten regular season for the first time in the organization’s history with Saturday’s victory at the Shockers. The Colts also won the best Points-per-Game rate among all teams in the East Region at 2.6, which could be a key factor if the organization wants to make a deep run in the playoffs
In front of a big crowd at Afrim’s Sports Park, and knowing that a win would secure third place for the Shockers, they got the crowd behind them early by creating the first chance of the match in the 14th minute when Julian Terris got loose in the box and laced a shot just over the bar from about ten yards out. Pedro Espindola came close five minutes later when Hartford City failed to clear a corner but whistled his effort just wide of the mark.
In the 43rd minute, the hosts were able to break through right as Samuel Philip’s through ball was blocked into the path of Espindola, who found a wide-open Daryl Jeffrey on the right side of the box, and he deposited his shot past HCFC’s keeper Jamis Fite.
With the combination of conceding right before halftime and what certainly would have been a riveting team talk from Hartford City’s head coach Nick Balistierri, the Colts came out on the blocks fast to start the second half.
The comeback began in the 56th minute when Ronan Dillow was fouled in the box after trying to poke home a rebound from a Matt McGonigle cross. Alec Hughes stepped up and converted the penalty kick for his eighth goal of the season.
In the 89th minute when the hosts had plenty of bodies committed forward in search of an equalizer, Hartford City’s Diego Zaffanella intercepted a pass inside his own half and blocked it towards Dylan Scanley who in turn, played him through on goal. Zaffanella, after driving forward with the ball from the halfway line with no defender in sight, saw his initial shot saved by Monroe before nodding home the rebound to finish the job.
In the 89th minute when the hosts had plenty of bodies committed forward in search of an equalizer, Hartford City’s Diego Zaffanella intercepted a pass inside his own half and blocked it towards Dylan Scanley who in turn, played him through on goal. Zaffanella, after driving forward with the ball from the halfway line with no defender in sight, saw his initial shot saved by Monroe before nodding home the rebound to finish the job off.
With the regular season schedule now in the books, Hartford City will now turn their attention towards the postseason where they will begin their quest next week to capture the North Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship crown for the second straight year. With the Cedar Stars’ victory and Kingston’s loss, we now know the match-ups for the upcoming semi-final matches. Hartford City FC (#1) will host the New York Shockers (#4) and Valeo FC (#2) will host Cedar Stars (#3) this Wednesday evening. The winners of those matches will play for the Tournament Championship on Saturday.
Stay tuned to Hartford City FC’s social media channels and on NPSL.com for further information about the tournament, including matchups, kickoff times, and much more.
— JJ Duke

July 10 at 11:00 am

Hartford City Football Club Announces Henkel Sponsorship

The Hartford City Football Club have teamed up with Henkel USA to announce their sponsorship. The club announced an agreement with the iconic consumer goods company, whose North American Headquarters presence is located in the both the Rocky Hill and Stamford Connecticut area.

The Henkel Word Mark will be featured prominently on the front of the club’s jerseys and the brand Loctite will be featured on the sleeve beginning with the upcoming 2022 regular season, which kicked off at Trinity Health Stadium on March 22, 2022, against Oyster Bay United. (more…)

May 10 at 4:29 pm

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