Hartford Athletic has signed a third player with New England ties for the 2021 USL Championship campaign, acquiring former Assumption College captain and center back Nicolas Cardona.
Also part of Puerto Rico’s national team, Cardona was last with UB Conquense in Spain’s Segunda Division B. While at the fourth-division side, he trained with their first team and played with their Under-23s.
This offseason, Hartford's other local-adjacent signings are goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell (ex-New England Revolution) and defender Younes Boudadi (ex-Boston College). They both have experience in America’s second division, while Cardona is entering these waters for the first time.