Real Salt Lake Release Welsh Defender Adam Henley

Adam Henley with Wales national team. Photo by Robbie Stephenson/Jmp/REX/Shutterstock

Real Salt Lake announced on Tuesday that they have released Welsh international defender Adam Henley. This move puts an end to Henley’s stint with Salt Lake after 17 months.

Since coming to MLS as a free agent in early 2018, Henley played just five games with RSL while also making eight appearances for the team’s reserve team.

“We want to thank Adam for his time with the club and wish him the best in his next opportunity,” – the team’s general manager Craig Waibel said in a statement. “This move is mutually beneficial as it allows Adam the opportunity to openly seek out a club where he might find more playing time to continue his development and also allows us the roster flexibility to potentially make additions to the squad in the summer.”

Adam Henley started his professional career with English Championship side Blackburn Rovers in 2011, making 80 appearances for the club during his six years with the club. Rovers decided to release Henley following the end of 2016–17 season. He then sparked interest from several English clubs before deciding to come to MLS.

Henley also made two appearances for Wels national team.