Boudadi was a key part of Hartford’s back line in 2021, playing 2,243 minutes across 28 matches. He led the team in interceptions (41), Duels Won (147) and Crosses (69) and was second in Tackles (55) and Tackles Won (37). He assisted on two goals this season and had 17 Key Passes.
“Younes is a player that provides value both in attack and in defense which allows us to play an aggressive, attacking style. He is the ultimate competitor and an essential part of our success. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish with another year together.”
BEFORE HARTFORD ATHLETIC
Boudadi is a product of the Belgian giant, Club Brugge youth program. He moved to the U.S. in 2016 to play college soccer. During his time at Boston College and Creighton University, he played in 69 games, scored 1 goal and recorded 16 assists. He also has experience in the USL PDL and NPSL, playing in 2017 for the Boston Bolts and in 2018 for the Laredo Heat. In 2019 he was selected 102nd overall in the MLS Draft by Los Angeles FC, but he never signed with the team. He made his USL debut for Reno 1868 FC in the shortened 2020 season, playing 263 minutes in 7 games for the club. Boudadi has dual citizenship in Belgium and Morocco, which has allowed him to have national team experience. As a Morocco international, he played 6 games in the 2013 U-17 African Cup, and another four games in in the 2013, U-17 World Cup.