Hartford Athletic suffered a 5-1 loss to New York Red Bulls 2 in front of 4,262 fans at Dillon Stadium.
Hartford drew first blood on a rocket from Sebastian Dalgaard in the 31st minute to put the Boys in Green up 1-0. Athletic carried the 1-0 lead into halftime in a back and forth first half.
The match changed course in the 53rd minute after the referee called Hartford Defender Alex Davey for a take down in the box. The referee subsequently made two harsh decisions -- issuing a red card to both Davey for the foul and fellow Athletic Defender Raymond Lee for dissent. Up two men for the remaining nearly 40 minutes of the match -- New York went on to slot 5 goals from Elney (64'), Nealis (75'), Bezecourt (81'), Stroud (82'), and Loebe (90' +2).
Hartford Athletic will be back in action on Saturday August 17th at 5 PM at Dillon Stadium for a special international match against the national team of Puerto Rico. Tickets start at just $10 and a portion of match proceeds will benefit hurricane relief. Click here to purchase tickets to the match.
Shots on Target: 3-11
Corner Kicks: 2-15
Fouls Committed: 13-13
Passing Accuracy: 66.1%-83.5%
Sebastian Dalgaard (Danny Barrera) 31'
Sebastian Elney (Vincent Bezecourt) 64'
Sean Nealis (Christopher Lema) 75'
Vincent Bezecourt (Jared Stroud) 81'
Jared Stroud (Janos Loebe) 82'
Janos Loebe 90+2'
Logan Gdula (Yellow) 21'
Alex Davey (Red) 53'
Raymond Lee (Red) 53'
Alex Dixon (Yellow) 67'
HARTFORD ATHLETIC STARTING LINEUP
Frederik Due; Raymond Lee, Alex Davey, Sem De Wit, Logan Gdula; Sebastian Dalgaard (Kyle Curinga 76'), Ryan Williams (Danny Bedoya 80'), Nicky Downs, Harry Swartz; Danny Barrera, Alex Dixon (Wojciech Wojcik 76')
NEW YORK RED BULLS II STARTING LINEUP
Evan Louro; Jordan Scarlett; Edgardo Rito (Ben Mines 58'); Kyle Duncan; Sean Nealis; Jean-Christophe Koffi; Janos Loebe; Vincent Bezecourt (Sal Esposito 86'); Christopher Lema (Bryce Lebel 84'); Jared Stroud; Sebastian Elney