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Hartford Re-Sign Danny Barrera
The longest-tenured player in club history will return for a sixth season in green and blue.
With the offseason in full swing for Hartford Athletic, the club announced Tuesday that Danny Barrera has re-signed for a club-record sixth year in green and blue.
Barrera’s announcement is the second roster move of the young offseason for Hartford and the first confirmed returner, coming just weeks after the signing of former Sporting CP goalkeeper Renan Ribeiro.
According to a club release, Barrera will also work with the academy throughout the season, attending trainings and games.
The longest tenured player in Hartford’s history, Barrera initially signed with Hartford ahead of their inaugural season in 2019, and has since stamped his name in the history books for the Green and Blue. He leads the club all-time with 16 goals, 30 assists, 131 appearances and almost 10,000 minutes in five years.
The 33-year-old midfielder began his USL Championship career in 2015, spending a pair of season with Sacramento Republic FC before making the move to Fresno FC. He eventually landed in Hartford in 2019.
It was in Hartford where Barrera had his most success, even notching a league-leading 12 assists in 2021 en route to becoming the only player in club history to pick up USL All-League First-Team honors. He currently sits third-all time in the USL Championship with 50 assists.
After spending the first half of 2023 returning from injury, Barrera made 30 appearances last season, netting one goal and assisting another. He captained and played the full 90 for the final four games of the season.