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Arena Soccer League Drops Hartford Team Over Concerns About Federal Investigation

Arena Soccer League Drops Hartford Team Over Concerns About Federal Investigation

HARTFORD — Efforts to bring a professional soccer team to Hartford were dashed Wednesday night when the Major Arena Soccer League dropped Hartford City FC, telling the team's coach they were troubled by a grand jury investigation into the club's owners.

Coach Paul Wright said league Commissioner Kevin Milliken called him Wednesday night to say the team had been removed from the indoor soccer league's schedule — just 11 days before the club was to play its inaugural game at the XL Center. A posting on Hartford City FC's website announced: "The MASL has decided to not go forward with the 2015-2016 Season. We look forward to bringing HCFC into the...

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