Larry Jackson was signed by the Revolution on April 9, 2014 just a few weeks after Luis Soffner moved on loan to Rochester. Goalkeeper coach Remi Roy spoke last year about wanting three goalkeepers on-site in Foxborough to make training more intense for Bobby Shuttleworth and Brad Knighton.
The Revs left Jackson unprotected in December's Expansion Draft but the former Santa Clara goalkeeper was not selected. After a couple months of looking around during the off-season, Jackson has found a new home in North Carolina. Wilmington Hammerheads FC of the USL announced it had signed Larry Jackson on March 3.
The other goalkeeper currently on Wilmington's roster is player/coach Matt Glaeser. Glaeser made a bit of a name for himself around the league for sparking a field-clearing brawl with Orange County Blues at the tail-end of last
Rabid Hammerheads fan and Wilmington beat reporter for Reckless Challenge, Sara Jenkins, told the Bent Musket that Jackson will start the USL season against the Richmond Kickers barring something drastic. Jackson projects to be the number one for the Hammerheads unless the team loans in a keeper from MLS affiliate New York City FC.
Wilmington head coach and technical director Carson Porter was beaming when the team announced Jackson's signature. "He has already put together an impressive playing resume and we are really excited to have Larry with us in Wilmington."
Jackson will have two opportunities to play against Revolution affiliate Rochester Rhinos in USL play. The Rhinos travel to Wilmington on May 16 and then host the Hammerheads on August 15. Hammerheads FC opens its 2015 USL regular season campaign on March 28 against Richmond from Legion Stadium in Wilmington.