The Carolina RailHawks of the United Soccer Leagues First Division announced the signing Monday of forward Gavin Glinton.
Glinton spent the last two seasons in Major League Soccer for the San Jose Earthquakes.
Selected in the second round of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft by the Los Angeles Galaxy, he had two goals in 31 games his first season and led the team to an MLS Cup title.
The next season, he played for the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas), then retired from the game during the 2004 season and became assistant coach at his alma mater, Bradley University.
He returned to the game as a player in 2006 with the USL1's Charleston Battery, leading the team in goals (11) and points (22) in 23 games and was named the team's Most Valuable Player.