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Our Story

The Hartford Sports Group (HSG), led by local businessmen Bruce Mandell, Joe Calafiore and Scott Schooley, has worked to bring a United Soccer League Championship Club to Hartford for over two years in conjunction with the revitalization of the historic Dillon Stadium.

We understand Hartford because we are Hartford. Every member has raised families, built businesses and contributed to the community we love. We also recognize the power that soccer can have in our community as we continue the momentum.

Soccer is the only sport definitively played all over the world, and Hartford is one of the most passionate soccer communities in the U.S.  It is a simple yet beautiful game that appeals to all backgrounds and brings people together. Hartford Athletic strives to join alongside all those that work so hard to put the heart in Hartford.