Seattle Sounders MLS Draft Pick Finds A Home With Gate City FC

Posted by Press Release on March 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro, NC – 3/27/2014 – The Gate City FC announced on Thursday that the club has acquired accomplished MLS Draft Pick Jennings Rex from Major League’s Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC. Further details of the deal were not released per Club policy.

Rex, (6-1, 155), was a 4 year standout midfielder for the Charlotte 49ers in college, named second team Freshmen All-American…Earned Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team honors…Named to the Charlotte Nike Invitational All-Tournament team after scoring two goals in the 49ers victory over Winthrop to clinch the Nike Invitational title. He was named to the UK Invitational All-Tournament team and led the 49ers with 11 goals. Rex’s 11 goals were most goals by a Niner since Chris Salvaggione scored 15 goals in 2008.

“We continue our commitment to finding top level local players, that call North Carolina their home,” said Justin Cox, the club’s owner and chairman. “Jennings is a local guy and a proven winner, and I am thrilled that we were able to bring such a high quality player back to Greensboro. Gate City FC fans will see a new level of professional soccer take the field in 2014.”

“This is a marquee signing that will add a great deal of quality and experience to our squad” added Gate City FC general manager David Ulmsten. “Our goal is to provide the highest level of quality soccer, while building a winning brand that is the flagship for growing soccer. With this deal, we’re excited to have a player of Rex’s caliber with our club. He brings experience of having trained and played in the MLS system. His size and agility is imposing at his position and I think he will be a great asset for us.”

The Sounders selected Rex in the Supplemental Draft in January, 2014. Rex recently started for the Sounders as they went on to win 1-0 over the Portland Timbers, before coming to Gate City FC.

With the 2014 Season just around the corner, fans come out and see top level soccer and can save money by purchasing season tickets in advance by contacting the Gate City FC front office at (336) 323-8667 or by visiting

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