Hartford, Connecticut – Hartford Athletic announced Thursday that the club has exercised its contract options for midfielder Conor McGlynn and forward Prince Saidie, keeping the duo at the club until the 2023 USL Championship season. and awaiting federation approval.
McGlynn’s 70 appearances rank second in club history behind Danny Barrera (101). 4 Over his season, the midfielder has scored his 7 goals, recorded 3 assists and clocked over 4,000 combined minutes on the green and blue.
“I am very grateful to the club and the fans for their acceptance over the years and I would like to thank my family for their constant support. I’m excited,” McGlynn said. “I am very excited about the direction the club is taking under this technical staff and can’t wait to see this club back in the playoffs next season.”
The 23-year-old has scored spectacular goals from distance, proving to be a dangerous threat to score if given space in the attacking third. His five of his seven goals have come from outside the box, and he is one of multiple goals that have made his Sportscenter top 10 on ESPN, his 2021 New York goalscoring career. Including an incredible strike from his own half against the Red Bulls II.
“There are very few players in this league who have been with one club for four seasons. is a classic example of the combination of players and personalities we want in this team,” said Hartford manager Tab Ramos. I’m looking forward to him helping us out on the pitch next season.”
Saidie had the best season of his professional career at Hartford in 2022. After recording 12 starts in his first two seasons in the USL Championship, the Liberian forward appeared in his 25 games with Athletic, and in a total of 32 games he recorded 2,120 minutes. Saidi notched his team-leading eight assists and Hartford’s best-ever highlight of Athletic’s history, including his stunning strike from 18 yards out against FC Tulsa at his reel. With his powerful left foot he contributed 4 goals.
“I am delighted to be entering my second year with Hartford Athletic,” Saidie said. “We had a lot of great moments last season and we want to build on the momentum we built at the end of the year. I am confident we can do it.”
Saidie played a key role in creating attacking opportunities for Green and Blue, using breakneck speed in the attacking third to find space for both himself and his teammates.
“Prince is a very exciting player,” Ramos said. “I think his performance last season was just a glimpse of what he can do for this club. His speed, distribution and scoring ability make him one of the most dynamic players in this league. I’m excited to have him back in 2023.”