Hartford Athletic defender Triston Hodge will return to Hartford for the 2024 season.
“I’m happy to be back in Hartford and to be a part of this competitive defensive unit,” said Hodge. “Through the first few weeks of preseason, Coach Burke has really pushed us and set a high standard for our team. I am excited to see us continue to improve and get closer as a group as we push to get this club back to the playoffs.”
Hodge returns to Hartford after a quality 2023 season with the Green and Blue. He was one of the team’s most reliable defenders across 24 appearances, winning 28 tackles, 121 duels, and swiping 26 interceptions. The 29 year old played for Head Coach and General Manager Brendan Burke in 2020 and 2021 with Colorado Springs, making 19 appearances and helping the Switchbacks to a playoff berth.
“Triston is a great defensive presence with impressive experience both in the USL and internationally,” said Head Coach and General Manager Brendan Burke. “He is a technically sound defender, gets into the attack quickly, and will be a veteran presence in our back line.”
The 29 year old Trinidadian has nine caps for the Trinidad & Tobago National Team, most recently competing in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup for his country. In 2017, Hodge played in the Soca Warriors’ 2-1 win over the United States in the World Cup qualifiers.