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Conor McGlynn Announces Departure From Hartford After Five Seasons
The five-year open tryout signee is linked with a move to expansion side Rhode Island FC after making over 100 appearances in Green and Blue.
After more than 100 appearances in Green and Blue since progressing through the ranks of Hartford Athletic’s open tryouts during their inaugural 2019 campaign, Conor McGlynn took to social media Monday to announce his departure from the club after five seasons.
McGlynn’s next destination is most likely 2024 USL Championship expansion side Rhode Island FC, sources familiar with the situation told The Blazing Musket.
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“While this is the hardest goodbye, I will always be thankful for [Hartford Athletic] for allowing me to achieve my dream,” McGlynn wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m excited for the next step in my journey, but I will always cherish the years spent wearing Blue and Green.”
McGlynn’s 33 appearances in all competitions for Hartford in 2023 were the most of any player — In five seasons, the 24-year-old made 102 appearances and clocked more than 7,000 minutes of action for Hartford, netting 10 goals and assisting four.
Perhaps his most memorable effort came in a 7-0 route of then-USL Championship side New York Red Bulls II in June 2021, in which a first-time strike from well inside his own half found the back of the net and earned him a spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10. It was the second goal of his Hartford career to be featured on the list — the first was his first as a professional, which also came against NYRB II in October 2020.
A fan-favorite and consistent starter through his time with the Green and Blue, McGlynn’s announcement came with heartfelt messages from fans, teammates and family alike. As Hartford gear up for their 2024 captain without the New York native for the first time, one thing is abundantly clear — he will be missed in Connecticut.