An attacking player, he moved to right back by necessity.
That was then.
Now the right side of Real Salt Lake’s formation is loaded with Aaron Herrera, Everton Luiz and Jefferson Savarino, with Corey Baird first off the bench. Lennon’s playing time became spotty the second half of 2019.
Lennon’s stats, just one assist last season, didn’t compare well with his competitors. In his career at Real Salt Lake, Lennon finished with three goals and 10 assists. He averaged less than once chance created per game last season, according to whoscored.com.
However, Dunseth says that Lennon is a player who enjoys facing the field and can deliver passes from a variety of points in a variety of ways.
“He’ll do well as wingback,” Dunseth said. “His skill set will do well with Atlanta United and how it plays than at RSL, which is more of a grinder of a team.”
Lennon is expected to compete in Olympic qualifying, so he should be fit when Atlanta United’s training camp opens in mid-January.
“He will be in a good spot, an excited spot,” Dunseth said.