Latham played college soccer for Southern Methodist University from 2001 to 2004. During his four seasons he appeared in 70 games, scoring 22 goals and assisting on 8.
He was selected in the second round, 21st overall in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft by the New England Revolution. He played irregularly during his rookie 2005 season and then was injured for much of 2006. Perhaps Latham is most notable for scoring the equalizing goal for New England in a mid-season friendly with Scottish giants Celtic Football Club which finished 1-1. Late in the 2006 season, he was waived by the Revolution.