Skylar Thomas

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Skylar Thomas
Personal information
Full name Skylar Rutherford Thomas
Date of birth (1993-07-27) July 27, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Valour FC
Number 3
Youth career
2011–2014 Syracuse Orange
2012 TFC Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Reading United 6 (0)
2015–2016 Toronto FC II 47 (4)
2017–2018 Charleston Battery 47 (1)
2019– Valour FC 0 (0)
National team
2015–2016 Canada U23 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 29, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:53, May 20, 2016 (UTC)

Skylar Rutherford Thomas (born July 27, 1993) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays for Valour FC in the Canadian Premier League.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Thomas attended Syracuse University for four years, playing for the Orange. During his senior year at Syracuse in 2014, he was named All-ACC Second Team and NSCAA All-South Region Second Team.[1] In 2012, he played with TFC Academy in the Canadian Soccer League.[2]

Professional[edit]

Toronto FC II[edit]

Thomas was drafted in the first round, 11th overall, in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC on January 15, 2015.[3] On March 12 it was announced that he had signed with Toronto's affiliate team, Toronto FC II in the USL ahead of their inaugural season.[4] He made his debut on April 19 against Whitecaps FC 2 as a substitute for Daniel Fabrizi.

Charleston Battery[edit]

Thomas would sign with Charleston Battery for the 2017 season, and would appear in 8 of the team's 13 clean sheets. Upon completion of the 2017 season, Thomas would have his option with the club exercised for the 2018 season.[5]

Valour FC[edit]

Thomas signed for Canadian Premier League club Valour FC in November 2018.[6]

International[edit]

Thomas has represented Canada at the U18 and U20 level, appearing in camps for both in 2011 and 2012, respectively.[7][8][9]

In May 2016, Thomas was called to Canada's U23 national team for a pair of friendlies against Guyana and Grenada.[10] He saw action in both matches.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Thomas was born in Scarborough, Ontario to Sydney and Sonia Thomas.[12] He was raised in Pickering, Ontario.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto FC II announces signing of eight players". March 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Senior Squad | Toronto FC". July 1, 2012. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Toronto FC selects Skylar Thomas with 11th pick in MLS SuperDraft". January 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Rowaan, Dave (March 12, 2015). "Toronto FC II sign eight players".
  5. ^ "Nine return to Charleston Battery for 2018". Charleston Battery. December 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Ledgerwood, Bekker lead first wave of Canadian Premier League signings". November 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "[2012-07] Men's U-20 camp". Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "[2011-01] Men's U-18 camp". Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "[2011-12] Men's U-18 camp". Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  10. ^ Canada Soccer Association. "Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  11. ^ Canada Soccer Association. "Canada m23 wins again on Caribbean tour". Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "Syracuse University Athletics - Skylar Thomas- 2013 men's soccer". Retrieved March 12, 2015.

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