Hartford Athletic has re-signed midfielder Luka Prpa for the 2022 USL Championship season after he made 13 appearances in the past campaign after suffering a foot injury early in the season. | Photo courtesy Hartford Athletic
HARTFORD, Conn. – Hartford Athletic announced on Wednesday it had re-signed midfielder Luka Prpa for the 2022 USL Championship season. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.
“I am incredibly happy to be back with Hartford next season,” said Prpa. “This organization is building something special, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I can’t wait to get back to work with Coach Watling and get this season started.”
Prpa started in the first game of the season for Hartford against the New York Red Bulls II and two games later, scored the game-tying goal in stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in the home opener. He suffered a foot injury in the match and didn’t play again until mid-September. Prpa appeared in 13 contests overall around the injury and totaled 538 minutes on the season.
“Luka is a top player who showed great potential for us in 2021,” said Athletic Head Coach Harry Watling. “He is creative with the ball and will be a quality piece for us in attack. Luka showed his resiliency last season battling back from injury. A season of good health will show what a talent he truly is.”