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Welcome to the first installment of The Roundup! This weekly blog will keep you updated with all things Hartford Athletic, from player interviews and features to much more. The Roundup will also provide you weekly updates on what’s going on around the United Soccer League and the Soccer world in general!
In this week’s edition, we recap the 2020 Fans' Choice Awards, news from around the USL including a familiar team who won't be in the Championship next season, and a story on Southampton’s early success in the Premier League.
The votes are in and the fans have spoken.
MVP: Danny Barrera
Defender of the Year: Sam Strong
Newcomer of the Year: Parfait Mandanda
Most Improved: Gabriel Torres
Moment of the Year: The Immaculate Deflection
Three MLS affiliates withdraw from the United Soccer League
United Soccer League sees an increase in viewership and overall coverage in the 2020 season.
Charleston Battery form a partnership with Hibernian FC of the Scottish Premier League
Partner club Southampton flying in the Premier League
In the 2020 season, Hartford Athletic and its fans were treated to two great products of Southampton Football Club in England.
Former head Coach Raidi Jaïdi and winger Tyreke Johnson made immense impacts on the pitch and in the technical area. Now, the two are back on the south coast of England and their success in Hartford seems to have rubbed off on the Saints.
Southampton currently sit fourth in the Premier League standings and look like one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League. The Saints are unbeaten in six games and do not look like they are stopping for anyone. After dispatching Newcastle two goals to nil this past weekend, Southampton head into the international break just two points behind league leaders, Leicester City.
With exciting young players and an energetic manager in Ralph Hassenhuttl, Southampton is worth the watch after the international break concludes.