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The Roundup: Leyton Orient

By Jack Ryan, Hartford Athletic, 02/05/21, 7:00PM EST

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Welcome to this week’s edition of The Roundup, where we keep you updated on all things Hartford Athletic, as well as what's going on around the United Soccer League and the Soccer world. In this week’s edition, learn more about our new club partner, Leyton Orient. We spoke to three O’s supporters who share some insight about their own experience, club history, traditions. In addition, you will find an update on Leyton Orient’s recent fixtures and their new signing!  

Getting to Know Leyton Orient

If you'd like to hear more from Julian and Daren, check out The LO Down Podcast. On their most recent episode, they interviewed Hartford Athletic Head Coach Harry Watling. You can listen and download here.

Around the USL:

- Indy Eleven leaving Lucas Oil Stadium, heading back to IUPUI Soccer Field

Indy Eleven Announces Return to Michael A. Carroll Stadium in 2021 (uslchampionship.com) 

- USL Academy League to kick off in the spring  

O'Connell Provides USL Academy League Update (usl-academy.com) 

O's Draw With Crawley Town and Bring Back a Familiar Face

This past week, Leyton Orient dealt with some adversity and hung on for a good point against Crawley Town. All odds were against the O’s after young midfielder Hector Kyprianou was sent off in the 30th minute. The defensive work of left-back and man of the match James Brophy stood out. He and his backline held strong and grinded defensively until the final whistle to get the point away from home.  

This past week, Orient also announced the return of striker Tristian Abrahams on loan until the end of the season. This will no doubt be a boost to the O’s frontline as star striker Danny Johnson is sidelined due to injury. The O’s academy product featured in the 2017 season and found the net 18 times in 78 appearances in the 2019/2020 season for Newport County.  

Abrahams could make his return to the starting lineup this weekend as Orient host Colchester United on Saturday. Kick-off will be for 3 PM GMT, 10 AM ET. The O’s are currently in 10th position in the table and are only three points off of the promotion playoff positions.

Athletic fans will be able to follow the game on Twitter @leytonorientfc or purchase the discounted international streaming match pass at the link below.

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