ORLANDO, Fla. (July 9, 2021) — Orlando City SC has loaned forward Derek Dodson to USL Championship side Hartford Athletic and may terminate the loan agreement at any time, it was announced today. Hartford currently sits third in USL Championship’s Atlantic Division with 16 points in eight games. Athletic next plays at home against New York Red Bulls II this Saturday, July 10.

Dodson, 22, was taken by the Lions eighth overall in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft with their first pick of the draft. The Aurora, Ill. native joined the Lions following four years at Georgetown University. In his senior season at Georgetown, the forward played seven games, scored two goals and added three assists

TRANSACTION: Orlando City Loans forward Derek Dodson to Hartford Athletic for the 2021 USL Championship season and may terminate the loan agreement at any time.