Openly Gay Soccer Player Anton Hysén Joins U.S. Team
From the official team press release:
"I am excited to be joining the Mutiny this season," said Hysén. "This is a great opportunity for me on a personal and professional level. I hope I can help take the team to the top of the NPSL."
"The Mutiny are very excited to have Anton joining us this year," said Pat Piscitelli, sporting director for the Mutiny. "A player of his caliber, with his international experience, will bring a positive change to the Mutiny. The Myrtle Beach area is in for a real treat with this team and will have the opportunity to see professional soccer played at a very high level."
"I am absolutely delighted to have Anton joining us this summer," said Jack Vandum, head coach for the Mutiny. "Although he is still relatively young in age he will bring great experience to the team having played his soccer at a good professional level in Sweden.
According to Gay4Soccer:
Hysén came out exactly three years ago in an interview with Swedish soccer magazine Offside and in this site’s first interview told us that one of his career dreams was to play in the United States.
Hysén is expected to head to the U.S. in April ahead of the new soccer season.
Congrats, Anton! We look forward to seeing you on (and off) the field!