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The Roundup: From Your Fellow Fan

By Jack Ryan, Hartford Athletic, 02/20/21, 9:30AM 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. This week, hear from some fellow Hartford Athletic fans about their experiences with the club. Additionally, scroll to the bottom of the page to read about a player whose name you may have not heard about in a while.

From Your Fellow Fan...

Around the USL:

- League shows love for Hartford’s newest signing 

https://twitter.com/USLChampionship/status/1362507181132705792?s=20

- 2021 USL match ball unveiled 

Championship, Select Unveil Official 2021 Match Ball (uslchampionship.com)

Alexandre Pato comes to Major League Soccer 

Pato is a name that if you have been following Soccer for a while, you will recognize. Alexandre Pato is still only 31 years old, but it feels like hes been around the game forever. If anyone needs a refresher about Pato’s natural ability, watch this video of him scoring at the Camp Nou in 24 seconds.

https://twitter.com/ChampionsLeague/status/1362779159991361537?s=20

After bouncing around multiple clubs and continents over the last 5-10 years, Pato has found a home in MLS. Orlando City announced this past week that the Brazilian will be joining them for the 2021 season. In past years, the league has seen forwards come to America and revitlize their careers. Sebastian Giovinco, Bradley Wright Phillips, and Jozy Altidore to name a few.

Pato is a player with experience and pedigree but will certainly have his work cut out for him. Orlando City already have talented forwards at their disposable. The likes of Tesho Akinola, Benji Michel, and Daryl Dike all posses quality. Be on the lookout for Pato in the 2021 season and maybe see some shades of the Pato that we fell in love with at AC Milan. 

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