LAFC Sign Doneil Henry, Veteran Free Agent Defender

LAFC Sign Doneil Henry
LAFC Weekly

Bringing in a veteran presence to the defense, LAFC sign Doneil Henry

LAFC sign Doneil Henry, a veteran free agent defender who fills an international roster slot following the receipt of his P1 Visa and his International Transfer Certificate. Henry, 28, has spent the past two years with the Korean K-League with the Suwon Bluewings, making 41 appearances with 35 starts and three goals. The announcement was made official just this afternoon by LAFC.

Veteran free agent defender Doneil Henry has made 42 appearances for the Canadian National Team, and has recently played in the Canada versus El Salvador match in World Cup Qualifying on February 2 that resulted in a 2-0 victory for the Great White North. Henry has played for Canada at the U-20 and U-23 levels, and was voted Player of the Year for the U-20 squad in 2012.

“Doneil is a veteran and athletic defender who brings incredible international and MLS experience to our Club,” said LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington in a release. “During his time in Europe and with the Canadian National team he has shown that he will add a strong presence to our backline.”

LAFC sign Doneil Henry who previously played for several MLS teams, including five years with Toronto FC and two seasons with the Vancouver Whitecaps. During his stint in the American league, the veteran free agent defender totaled six goals and four assists while logging over 3,300 minutes on the field.

Henry’s veteran presence at 28 comes during his prime and joins the LAFC backline, composed of Mamadou Fall, Jesus David Murillo, and Eddie Segura. Just before the Black & Gold begin the 2022 regular season, LAFC sign Doneil Henry, a welcomed addition to a defense that could use all the help possible after a sub-satisfactory 2021. Henry marks LAFC’s second CanMNT addition this offseason following the acquisition of goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.


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