The NASL's Carolina RailHawks announced the signing of former Elon University and Triangle Futbol Club (TFC) stand-out, Gabe Latigue, for the remaining of the 2014 Season.
A member of the RailHawks U-23’s team that captured the 2011 USASA Men’s U-23 Region III and National Championships, Latigue returns to the Triangle after spending most of the 2013 season on loan to the Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro) from New England Revolution (MLS).
“We are thrilled to add another player that learned the game in the Triangle,” said RailHawks President Curt Johnson. “He is truly a product of soccer in North Carolina. We expect great things from Gabe during the fall 2014 Season.”
During his time at Elon, the Panther Creek High School graduate scored 15 goals and had 17 assists over 82 career appearances. In 2012, he helped Elon University win the Southern Conference Tournament, where he was recognized as the most outstanding player of the Tournament.
After completing his four-year career at Elon, he was selected by the New England Revolution in Fourth Round of the 2013 Supplement Draft. On March 2013, he was loaned to Rochester Rhinos, where he made 16 appearances and recorded two assists. During that time he also made two appearances with the Revolution in U.S. Open cup action, starting two matches and recording one assist.
Latigue joins former Elon University Alumni, Austen King on a RailHawks roster that includes 8 other RailHawks who played youth and/or college soccer in North Carolina: Goalkeepers Akira Fitzgerald (Wake Forest University) and Scott Goodwin (Raleigh, NC and UNC), defenders Jordan Graye (UNC) and Justin Willis (Raleigh, NC and NC State), midfielders Enzo Martinez (UNC) and Nazmi Albadawi (Raleigh, NC and NC State) as well as forwards Zack Schilawski (Cary NC and Wake Forest) and Aaron King (NC State).
Latigue and the RailHawks return to WakeMed Soccer Park this coming Saturday, August 9th to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30pm and tickets are on-sale now.