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Forward Sebastian Elney Signs with Hartford Athletic

February 25, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Hartford Athletic News Release

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hartford Athletic has signed forward Sebastian Elney pending league and federation approval.

Elney spent the past two seasons playing for Eastern Conference rival New York Red Bulls II. He made 37 appearances and scored seven goals, two of which came against the Boys in Green at Dillon Stadium. Prior to joining RBII he played four years at Maryland where he scored 17 goals in 78 games and won a National Championship in his senior season. He was also a member of the U17 and U18 US Men's National Teams.

"We are so excited to bring Sebastian to the club," said Hartford Athletic Head Coach Harry Watling. "He will be essential to the team, contributing with goals along with a relentless energy to cover every blade of grass for the team. He will be a nightmare for any defender he plays against, not giving them a moments rest."

On Tuesday, Sebastian was named to Haiti's preliminary roster for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. The final squads will be confirmed on March 8.

Hartford Athletic has now signed the following players for the 2021 season:

Forward: Sebastian Elney, Tabort Etaka Preston, Alfonso Vazquez

Midfielder: Nii Armah Ashitey, Danny Barrera, Conor McGlynn, Luka Prpa, Arthur Rogers, Gabriel Torres

Defender: Younes Boudadi, Nicolás Cardona, Thomas Janjigian, Alex Lara

Goalkeeper: Jeff Caldwell, Carlos Merancio

More signings will be announced in the coming weeks.

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