ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Atlanta United announced on Wednesday that it had extended the contract of defender Brooks Lennon through the 2025 MLS season with a 2026 option. The Arizona native joined Atlanta in 2020 and has spent the last three seasons as a stalwart for the team.
“We are pleased to sign Brooks to a long-term contract with our club,” Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “Brooks has been one of the most consistent performers over the past few seasons. He’s coming into the prime of his career and provides great MLS experience for our group. He consistently gets into dangerous positions on the field and creates chances for us, and we’re excited for his future at Atlanta United,” Bocanegra added.
Since being acquired in a trade before the 2020 season, Lennon, 25, has made 89 appearances for Atlanta, with 80 of those 89 appearances occurring during the MLS regular season, the most of any player for Atlanta during that time. Over the past three seasons, he has started 71 games for Atlanta, where he has mostly operated as an outside back or winger.
The offensive output of the defender has also increased, particularly over the past two seasons. After breaking his previous record for the most assists in a single season in 2021 with six, Lennon did it again in 2022 with seven assists and two goals. With 69 chances created, Lennon had the second-most crosses completed among MLS defenders in 2022 with 76.
The Paradise Valley, an Arizona native, received his first call-up to the United States Men’s National Team following a successful 2021 campaign in Atlanta. He made his international debut on December 18, 2021, against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Before the Concacaf World Cup Qualifying in January 2022, he was invited to the USMNT training camp. Lennon played for the national team at the U-23 and U-20 levels at the junior level. In 2017, he scored four goals at the Concacaf Championship to assist his team in winning the competition.