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Rhode Island FC Inks Two More Players
Rhode Island FC has announced the signing of two more players, strengthening the middle of the park.
Rhode Island FC has announced the signing of two more players, strengthening the middle of the park with former Hartford Athletic defensive midfielder Conor McGlynn, the club’s second player, and former New York Red Bulls II midfielder Amos Shapiro-Thompson.
The Blazing Musket’s own Nathan Robillard was the first to report that McGlynn was headed to Rhode Island.
McGlynn will bring experience and depth with four seasons starting regularly in Hartford. Before joining Hartford Athletic, he played at BW Gottschee Academy in New York and for Siena College.
“I am incredibly excited to welcome Conor to the Rhode Island FC roster. He is an experienced USL midfielder with excellent passing range and game understanding,” said Khano Smith. “Conor fits the mold of the kind of person and player we want to have at our club, and his presence on the pitch will provide us with quality USL experience in our inaugural season.”
McGlynn played 98 USL Championship games with Hartford, scoring 9 goals and adding 4 assists, including a screamer from his own half that was featured on ESPN Sportscenter.
“I can’t wait to wear the Rhode Island FC crest as I join a community of people dedicated to bringing the beautiful game to Rhode Island,” said McGlynn. “I am grateful for the opportunity to be on a team that will work diligently from Day One to be a team that all Rhode Island can be proud of. I look forward to a great first season and being a part of what Rhode Island FC is building.”
Amos Shapiro-Thomson began his youth career at the academy of the New England Revolution, before joining the academies of Dinamo Zagreb and then Legia Warszawa of the Croatian and Polish leagues, respectively, before enrolling at and playing for the Boston College Eagles.
Shapiro-Thomson made 35 appearances for Legia Warszawa II, 21 appearances for New York Red Bulls II, scoring one goal, and one appearance for the New York Red Bulls senior team, in the US Open Cup.