Abe Thompson

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Abe Thompson
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Personal information
Full name Abraham Broman Thompson
Date of birth (1982-01-12) January 12, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Tucson, Arizona, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1999 IMG Soccer Academy
2000–2004 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Chesapeake Dragons
2003–2004 Boulder Rapids Reserve 4 (1)
2005–2008 FC Dallas 69 (14)
2008–2009 Kansas City Wizards 16 (0)
2009 Houston Dynamo 1 (1)
2010–2012 Fort Lauderdale Strikers[1] 65 (17)
Total 155+ (33+)
National team
1999 United States U17 6 (1)
Teams managed
2012 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Abraham Broman "Abe" Thompson (born January 12, 1982) is an American former soccer player.

Youth and college[edit]

Born in Tucson, Arizona, Thompson attended Wilbert Tucker Woodson High School in Virginia, and played college soccer at the University of Maryland from 2000 to 2005, where he appeared in 79 games scoring 43 goals and adding 26 assists. He was named a Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2004 and 2005.

Thompson also played in the USL Premier Development League for Chesapeake Dragons and Boulder Rapids Reserve, and played club soccer for the Braddock Road Warhawks, with whom he won the 1999 Don Greer Cup and the 1999 US U-17 National Championship.

Professional career[edit]

Thompson was drafted in the second round, 16th overall, of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft by FC Dallas, and subsequently spent four years in Texas. He was traded to Kansas City Wizards on September 5, 2008, in exchange for allocation money.[2]

Houston Dynamo acquired Thompson and allocation money from Kansas City in exchange for forward Kei Kamara. However, Thompson was waived at the end of the season and selected by Real Salt Lake in the resulting Waiver Draft.[3] Thompson was waived by Real Salt Lake during the 2010 pre-season, without making an appearance for the club.[4]

Thompson signed with USSF Division 2 club Miami FC on March 18, 2010.[5] He re-signed with the club, now named Fort Lauderdale Strikers and playing in the North American Soccer League, on March 17, 2011.[6]

Fort Lauderdale re-signed Thompson in February 2012 as both player and assistant coach.[7] At the end of the season, Thompson retired from professional soccer.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Team was known as Miami FC in 2010
  2. ^ "Wizards Bring Thompson Quickly Into The Fold". The Kansas City Star. 2008-09-10. Archived from the original on 2012-09-18.
  3. ^ RSL adds Thompson in MLS Waiver Draft
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-03-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://nasl.com/news.php?id=97
  6. ^ http://www.nasl.com/article/strikers-resign-abe-thompson
  7. ^ http://www.strikers.com/news/Strikers-Sign-Abe-Thompson-as-Player-and-Assistant-Coach
  8. ^ http://www.strikers.com/news/Abe-Thompson-Announces-Retirement

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