RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, January 24, 2018) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce that forward Giuseppe Gentile has signed for the 2018 season, pending USL and USSF approval, and International Clearance.
Bringing extensive professional experience to Richmond, Gentile joins the Kickers after spending the 2017 season with Puerto Rico FC (NASL) where he contributed four goals and five assists in 27 appearances. Previous stints included Ottawa Fury, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, San Antonio FC, Swiss club FC Chiasso, and Orlando City. Gentile began his professional career with Major League Soccer when he was acquired by the Chicago Fire through the 2014 MLS Waiver Draft and spent the majority of his rookie season on loan with former-USL side Charlotte Eagles
A native of Miami, Florida, Gentile attended University of North Carolina – Charlotte for three seasons (2011-2013), finishing his collegiate career ranked 11th in school history with 66 career points and 10th with 27 career goals.
Gentile joins 15 players currently under contract including Matt Bolduc, Heviel Cordovés, Marcel DeBellis, Raul Gonzalez, Yudai Imura, Alex Lee, Luiz Fernando, Fred Owusu Sekyere, Mallan Roberts, Conor Shanosky, Brian Shriver, Braeden Troyer, Oscar Umar, Finnlay Wyatt, and Austin Yearwood.
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