Angulo nets 2 for Hartford in win!
Hartford Athletic got the first win in Club history with a 2-1 victory over New York Cosmos B on Tuesday night at Al-Marzook Stadium on the campus of the University of Hartford.
Hartford Athletic played their best offensive half of the season in the first 45 minutes. Harry Swartz netted the opener with a great touch and turn off a low cross from Giuseppe Gentile. Swartz went near post past an outstretched Santiago Castano for the first goal of the night.
Just 9 minutes later, Mads Jørgensen scored on a free kick from just outside the top of the box. Some beautiful spin and a helpful bounce helped Mads find the back of the net and Hartford took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
The Cosmos controlled the run of play in the second half, capitalizing on an deep strike from last week's hero, Bljedi Bardic, to bring the Cosmos within 1. The Cosmos rattled off 12 shots in the second half, only 3 of which were on target, but Lissek and the Athletic defense did just enough to keep Cosmos off the board a second time.
Hartford Athletic now advances to the third round of the U.S. Open Cup where they will take on the winner of Memphis 901 FC and New York Red Bulls U-23.
Hartford Athletic returns to USL Championship action on Sunday afternoon when they head to our nation's capital to take on Loudoun United FC at Audi Field at 2 PM.
Hartford Athletic is home for the second week in a row, this time against Memphis 901 FC. Athletic look to build on last week's match, where they earned the first point in Club history with a 1-1 draw. Here's what you need to know:
HARTFORD ATHLETIC vs MEMPHIS 901 FC
Date: Friday, May 10
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Location: Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT
Tickets: Click here
Local TV: WCTX MyTV9
WHERE TO WATCH:
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Wow. What a night. From ownership to all the players, coaches, and staff, we wanted to extend a sincere thank you to all our fans and partners for making history with us last night. We asked you to step up and are truly humbled by what took place. WE ROCKED. THE. RENT. and everyone noticed.
11,346 fans brought the noise all night, and it made all the difference. The players and staff have played all over USL, and we heard time and again after the match that they have never seen an atmosphere like that. Together we are building something really special. The nearly four year journey to get here has been both parts extremely difficult and incredibly rewarding, but we are here to stay and this is just the beginning. Let's do it again on Friday night. Still undefeated at home. Fortress Hartford.
Next Match: May 10th at 7pm -- Special Mother's Day Weekend Offer
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