Real Central NJ Soccer today announced Jake Langley is returning to the club’s USL League Two squad for the 2022 season, pending league and federation approval. The West Chester goalkeeper appeared in three matches for RCNJ in its inaugural season and totaled seven saves on the season. In 2021, Langley appeared in two matches for the Golden Rams and logged four saves in a 1-0 victory against Shepard.
“I enjoyed last season a lot and thought we were really unfortunate with results,” said Langley. “I think we can be really competitive this season and fight for a playoff position.”
Langley grew up playing soccer in Florida and played for an Orlando City SC youth team. He moved to New Jersey during high school and found his footing with FC Europa at age 17. Since attending West Chester, Langley has improved and blossomed into a talented goalkeeper.
“Jake has a great attitude and work ethic,” says Men’s General Manager Ira Jersey. “He’s always supportive of his teammates, competitive, and gives it his all in training.”
USL League Two is a pre-professional soccer league that allows elite college talent to play at a highly competitive level in the NCAA off-season. League Two is known for giving players a stepping stone to the professional game.
“I would love to play professionally,” said Langley. “I’ve always told myself I’m going to be the best goalkeeper I can be, and I know I have room to improve. The last thing I want is to look back and know I could’ve trained harder or done more with my career.”
Langley and RCNJ will open the 2022 USL League Two season at Philadelphia Lone Star on May 14th. The men’s will host the Ocean City Nor’Easters on May 21st for its home opener at Mercer County Community college.
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