Real Salt Lake Academy Defender Named To Inaugural MLS Next Pro All-Star Game

Jul 27, 2022, 11:53 AM | Updated: Aug 29, 2022, 1:43 pm

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SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake Academy defender Gershon Henry has been named to the inaugural MLS Next Pro All-Star game scheduled on August 10 in Blaine, Minnesota.

Henry is one of 45 MLS Next players invited to the event and will play for the West team. The 45 players were chosen by an MLS Next Pro committee, comprised of key MLS Player Development department personnel.

The West will be lead by MLS Great Jeremy Hall, who played 127 games for five MLS teams during his playing career. Joining Hall is assistant coach Antonio Medina, who coached the U-19 San Francisco Glens to a runner-up finish at the 2021-22 MLS Next Cup Playoffs.

As part of RSL Academy’s U-17 squad, Henry played nearly every game this season as one of the team’s center backs, competing with them in all four major tournaments. Additionally, Henry made his professional debut as a starter for Real Monarchs in MLS NEXT Pro on April 24, 2022, against Portland Timbers II.

On the international stage, Henry has competed with both the U-15 and U-17 levels of the United States Youth National team, most recently traveling to Buenos Aires for friendlies against Argentina and Uruguay.

Following the MLS Next Pro all-star game, Henry will return to Herriman, Utah, in preparation for the upcoming season.

Next Real Salt Lake Match

Real Salt Lake will travel to San Jose on July 30 with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m.

The match will be available to stream for free via the KSL Sports and KSL 5 TV apps or on KSL Sports dot com.

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