March 13 is the day Hartford Athletic has circled on the calendar, as the second-year club will open its USL Championship season then at New York Red Bulls II.
Ahead of that anticipated match – and the official debut of head coach Radhi Jaidi – we've highlighted five storylines that could define the Blue and Green's season.
The club's expansion season in 2019 was a bit nomadic, as construction at Dillon Stadium prompted a road-heavy first half of the schedule. But a robust fanbase emerged even as losses piled up, with Connecticut home to professional soccer for the first time since the Connecticut Wolves in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
As you dive into these storylines, New England Soccer Journal contributor Jason York also took stock of Hartford's preseason camp. Be sure to check that out.