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Hartford Athletic Signs Defender Thomas Janjigian

January 22, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Hartford Athletic News Release


HARTFORD, Conn. - Hartford Athletic has signed defender Thomas Janjigian pending league and federation approval. The California native is the 10th player signed for the 2021 season.

Janjigian joins Hartford after spending the past four seasons with Reno 1868 FC. He made 61 appearances, recording 212 clearances, 31 blocks, and 103 interceptions while playing mostly center back for the Western Conference club. Last season was one of his strongest, starting 16 of 18 matches while leading the club in Clearances, Aerial Duels, Long Passes, and Long Pass accuracy.

Janjigian is the second player signed from Reno 1868 FC, who were winners of the Western Conference's Group A with 36 points and a goal differential of +22. Last month, Hartford Athletic also announced the signing of his former teammate, versatile defender Younes Boudadi, who played his rookie season in Reno in 2020.

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

Forward: Alfonso Vazquez

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

Defender: Younes Boudadi, Thomas Janjigian, Alex Lara

Goalkeeper: Carlos Merancio

More signings will be announced in the coming weeks.


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