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:
Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt, 140 Huyshope Ave., Hartford
City Steam Brewery and Cafe, 942 Main St., Hartford
2nd Bridge Brewing Co., 642 Hilliard St., Manchester
Lakeview Restaurant & Bar, 50 Lake St., Coventry
LAST TIME OUT:
Hartford Athletic earned the first points of the season with a 1-1 draw against Charlotte Independence. in the inaugural home match on Saturday night.
The scoring started early. In the 3rd minute, Dominic Oduro got past the Hartford back line and dropped a ball off for a trailing Abdoulie Mansally who fired it past Jacob Lissek for an early 1-0 lead for the visitors. But Hartford answered quickly. Raymond Lee played a beautiful ball down into the box and Mac Steeves chipped the ball over an on-rushing keeper for the first ever home goal in Hartford Athletic history.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Hartford Athletic - Mac Steeves, F
Steeves has played two brilliant matches in a row for Hartford Athletic as the offense starts to find its footing. Two weeks ago at North Carolina FC, Steeves played a beautiful ball off his chest right to Alex Dixon who scored the first goal for Hartford. Mac also recorded the first home goal in Hartford Athletic history last weekend. The offense has gone as Mac has gone the past two weeks. We'll see if that continues Friday night.
Memphis 901 FC - Rashawn Dally, F
It's a homecoming of sorts for Dally who hails from Bloomfield, CT and played collegiately at Quinnipiac. Dally has been one of the more consistent offensive players for Memphis, leading the team with 8 SOG, scoring once. He's appeared in every match for Memphis this season and you can bet he'll be excited to play in his home state.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT:
Memphis 901 FC comes to Hartford in 15th place in the USL Championship, coming off a 2-2 tie with Birmingham Legion FC on Saturday. Marc Burch leads the scoring for Memphis with 2 goals on the season. Memphis has two UConn graduates on the roster in Goalkeeper Scott Levene and Defender Jacob Hauser-Ramsey. Hauser-Ramsey has made 4 appearances this season, starting 3 of those matches.
Updates on the match will be provided via Twitter at @hfdathletic or by following #HFDvMEM