Louisville City FC and Ian Soler have agreed to mutual termination of the defender’s contract, it was announced Thursday, as Soler eyes a return to Europe.
From Spain, Soler signed with LouCity ahead of the 2022 season. He managed 14 appearances — five of them starts — while dealing with a number of injuries throughout the year.
The journeyman center back has a strong European pedigree with stints in the youth systems for Spain’s RCD Espanyol and England’s Fulham FC. Soler — known for his ability on the ball as a defender — was playing in Poland’s first division before a move to LouCity.
“I want to thank Ian for his time here, and we wish him nothing but the best,” said LouCity coach Danny Cruz. “We always try to do right by our players. When Ian came to us about an opportunity to be closer to home, it made sense for everyone involved to make this move.”
LouCity opens its 2023 season Saturday at Orange County SC with kickoff at 10 p.m. ET.