Hartford Athletic signing Logan Gdula has made 51 appearances in the USL Championship in his career, spending the past two seasons with the Charleston Battery. | Photo courtesy Chris Cowger / Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
HARTFORD, Conn. – Hartford Athletic announced on Tuesday the club had signed Connecticut native Logan Gdula to a 25-day contract. The 25-year-old defender was the 13th overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
This is the second time that Gdula will play for the Green and Blue. He was acquired by the club on loan from FC Cincinnati in 2019. He totaled 1,281 minutes across 14 starts for Hartford, scoring once on six shots.
“As we continue our pursuit of top local talents, we’re very happy that we’re able to bring Logan in and have him compete with our group of defenders,” said Hartford Head Coach Harry Watling. “Logan has a great opportunity to prove himself on the pitch and earn his way into the squad for the remainder of the season. He is incredibly talented and can be another quality addition to our back line. I’m looking forward to seeing what he brings us.”
Gdula spent the past two seasons in the USL Championship with the Charleston Battery, where he played just under 3,000 minutes across 36 appearances, recording two goals, three assists and 21 chances created in attack while posting a 70.2 percent tackle success rate and 77.4 percent passing accuracy rate. Gdula helped the Battery reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs.
“I’m excited to be back in Hartford playing close to home again,” said Gdula. “I had a great experience here in 2019, and I’ve seen how the club and organization has grown over four years. I’m looking forward to getting out on the pitch with this group and playing in front of the Hartford fans.”
A native of Colchester, Connecticut, Gdula played for Oakwood Academy and went on to play at Wake Forest University, where he helped the Demon Deacons post 46 shutouts across four seasons.