Giuseppe Gentile left UNC Charlotte following his junior year to sign with MLS. The dual US/Swiss citizen joined the Fire via waiver draft on Jan. 24, 2014 and will hope to contribute to Frank Yallop’s side in his rookie season.
At Charlotte: 2012 - Earned first-team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors. Named second-team All-Atlantic 10. Named first-team NCCSIA All-State. Earned first-team Capital One Academic All-District honors.Named the team's David Schlee Memorial Award winner. Named College Sports Madness A-10 Player of the Week (10/22). Named A-10 Player of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com's National Player of the Week (10.22). Finished with a team-leading seven assists and 25 points. Finished second on the team with nine goals. Scored game-winning goals against Kentucky, George Washington and UAB in the NCAA Tournament. Recorded two goals and an assist in the 49ers victory over Massachusetts. Had a five-game stretch (October 14 - October 28) where he recorded an assist in each game. Saw action in all 22 of Charlotte's games with 21 starts. Led the team with 79 shots. 2011 - Soccer America National Freshman of the Year. Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year. Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and Second-Team All-Atlantic 10. College Soccer News Freshman All-American. College Cup All-Tournament Team. Played in all 25 games, including 19 as a starter. Leading scorer with 10 goals and two assists for 22 points. Led the squad in game-winning goals with five. Team leader in NCAA Tournament action, with three goals and an assist. Scored the tying goal in the NCAA Quarterfinals vs. Connecticut, allowing Charlotte to advance on PKs. Scored the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over defending national champion Akron in the NCAA Tournament Third Round. Tallied his first career goal in a 2-0 victory over Campbell. Scored in four straight league games, from 10/7 - 10/16. Scored game-winners vs. Campbell, St. Bonaventure, Duquesne and Massachusetts. College Soccer News National Player of the Week (10/16). TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Week (10/16). Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (10/16). Soccer America Men's Team of the Week (10/17). TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week (11/29).
At Ardrey Kell High: Named 4A Southwest Conference and Charlotte Observer Player of the Year...Leading goal scorer his sophomore year with 10 goals and his junior year with 26...Earned first-team All-State, All-Region and all Conference honors.
Personal: Born in Miami, Fla., Gentile grew up in Cazis, Switzerland for 14 years before returning to the United States. Hold dual U.S. and Swiss passports, speaks English, Spanish, Italian and German.