Lennon, 23, joined Atlanta on Dec. 2 2019. He led all Atlanta outfield players in appearances (26), starts (21) and minutes (1,956) across all competitions in 2020 and contributed two goals and three assists. The right back and right winger scored his first goal of the season against Orlando City SC on Aug. 29 and then recorded a goal and two assists against D.C. United on Oct. 3.
Lennon started his youth career in Real Salt Lake’s residency program in Arizona. After a 31-goal campaign during the 2014-15 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season, Lennon signed with Liverpool of the English Premier League. He spent two years in their academy, mostly with the club’s U-23s where he scored two goals during the 2016-17 Premier League 2 campaign.
Lennon re-joined RSL prior to the 2017 season and made his MLS debut on March 18 against LA Galaxy. Primarily playing as a winger during his rookie season, he scored three goals and added four assists in 25 games. Lennon permanently signed with the club after the season and coach Mike Petke moved him to the backline ahead of 2018. He shined as the team’s right back, starting 32 games while helping the club reach the Western Conference Semifinals. In 2019, Lennon showed his overall versatility, playing both fullback positions and on the wing, while making 25 appearances. Overall in three seasons with RSL, Lennon made 86 league appearances with 63 starts and scored three goals and added 10 assists.
Internationally, Lennon has yet to make his senior team debut but has been called into USMNT camp. On the youth level, he was a driving force behind the U-20’s first-ever Concacaf Championship in 2017, scoring four goals while being named to the tournament’s Best XI. Most recently, Lennon was called into the U-23s in 2019 for two matches at the United International Football Festival in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He appeared in both matches during the tournament and scored twice in a 2-0 win over United Gran Canaria.
2020 (Atlanta United): Started 21 of his 26 appearances in all competitions, leading Atlanta outfield players in appearances, starts, and minutes. Started 19 of his 23 MLS appearances and tallied two goals and three assists playing at right back or right wing. Scored against Orlando on Aug. 29. Scored a goal and recorded two assists against D.C. on Oct. 3. Recorded the highest Crossing Open Accuracy among all MLS players with at least 50 crosses at 29.59 %. Concacaf Champions League: Made two starts in three appearances. Came on as a substitute against FC Motagua in the first leg of the Round of 16. Started the second leg and against Club América in the first leg of the Quarterfinals.
2019 (Real Salt Lake): Started 16 of his 28 appearances and recorded one assist.
2018 (Real Salt Lake): Started 32 of his 33 appearances. Recorded five assists.
2017 (Real Salt Lake): Started 15 of his 25 appearances. Scored three goals and recorded four assists. Made his MLS debut on March 18 against LA Galaxy.