New England Soccer Today

NPSL: Hartford City Wins Debut Match

Photo credit: Hartford City FC

NPSL debutant Hartford City FC started its season on the front foot by staking a 3-1 win over Kingston Stockade on Saturday at Dietz Stadium in Kingston, N.Y.

Ryan Taylor tallied twice with goals in the fifth and 71st minutes while Luke Albertini aided City’s efforts with an eighth minute strike. Mateusz Koziol scored Stockade’s only goal in the 54th minute.

With the victory, Hartford opens its campaign on three points (1-0-0) while Kingston (0-1-0) was unable to reward its home support, which braved rainy conditions throughout the match.

Saturday’s match was the first for the Nutmeg State selection in any forum. The team was originally assembled to play in the NASL, then indoor soccer, before ownership issues undermined those endeavors.

Hartford City will play its first home match on Saturday, May 13 when they host Seacoast United Mariners at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Ct. Kickoff is at 6:00pm.

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