Rogers amassed league-record 80 chances created in ultra-productive 2022 season in Windsor | Image Credit: Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC
WINDSOR, Colo. – Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC today announced the re-signing of Arthur Rogers, the 2022 USL League One Defender of the Year, pending league and federation approval.
Rogers’ 2022 season, his first playing exclusively in defense, was perhaps the best individual season a defender has had in the young history of League One. The Londoner logged 80 chances created, easily setting a single-season league record by a defender. He notched nine assists, also a new single-season record by a defender. Three of those assists created match-winning goals.
“Arthur was fantastic for us last year. He’s our MVP, and he rightly got that award on our team,” Hailstorm Head Coach Éamon Zayed said. “We’re super amped to have him back.”
The club’s sparkplug started all 30 League One matches, one of just seven players in the entire league to do so.
“I’m expecting to reach those same standards or more. I’m not coming for anything less," Rogers said. "We’re coming for a lot. We have high expectations of ourselves. It was a no-brainer for me to come back again. Great group of people, but also a great group of players. I truly believe that this season we will show that.”