The 2020 Hartford Athletic preseason has gone surprisingly fast under new coach Radhi Jaidi, according to forward Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.).
That’s not an indictment of anything former coach Jimmy Nielsen did before the start of last season, Hartford’s debut in the USL Championship, only an informed observation roughly two weeks before the new campaign, which begins March 13 at New York Red Bulls II.
“Since [Jaidi has] been here, he’s brought us from the first stage of preseason into the second stage of preseason very gradually, but at a high pace,” Steeves said. “He’s progressed us further than I thought we would be at this point. He’s definitely a top-level coach.”