Brampton footballer Doneil Henry joins Minnesota United


Published December 13, 2022 at 8:36 am

Canada defender Doneil Henry (15) heads the ball on a corner kick during the second half of the team's CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match against Haiti in Kansas City, Kan., Thursday, July 15, 2021. Henry is going to Qatar but only in a non-playing role after a calf injury suffered in the warmup prior to Friday's 2-2 tie with Bahrain ruled him out of the tournament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Colin E. Braley

Former Toronto FC defender and Brampton soccer star Doneil Henry has joined Minnesota United.

The 29-year-old from Brampton started the season with Los Angeles FC before joining TFC in July after being waived.

Henry has won 44 caps for Canada but missed the World Cup after suffering a calf injury on the eve of the tournament. He was with the Canadian squad in a non-playing role in Qatar.

The defender has also spent time with South Korea’s Suwon Bluewings, Vancouver Whitecaps, Ottawa Fury, Norway’s AC Horsens and England’s West Ham and Blackburn.

Henry has been a stalwart for Canada, taking part in two cycles of World Cup qualifying and three Gold Cups. He captained Canada for the first time in October 2021.

In joining Minnesota, Henry will be playing alongside fellow Canadian Dayne St. Clair and former TFC players Clint Irwin and Kemar Lawrence.

Seven Brampton players made the cut for Canada’s 2022 FIFA World Cup squad for Canada’s first appearance at the tournament in nearly 40 years. The Canadian team was eliminated from the group stage after winning no matches and scoring a lone goal.

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