Tommy Thompson (soccer)
Thompson with San Jose in 2015
|Full name||Thomas Thompson|
|Date of birth||August 15, 1995|
|Place of birth||Loomis, California, United States|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|San Jose Earthquakes|
|2012–2013||San Jose Earthquakes|
|2014–||San Jose Earthquakes||79||(1)|
|2014–2016||→ Sacramento Republic (loan)||19||(4)|
|2014–2015||United States U20||21||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:36, 25 October 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 14, 2015
Thompson played one year of college soccer at Indiana University where he scored five goals and one assist in 12 matches and was named Big Ten Freshman of the year  in 2013, before signing a Homegrown Player contract with San Jose Earthquakes on March 14, 2014.
Thompson recorded his first MLS assist in a 1–1 draw against Orlando City SC on May 17, 2017, coming off the bench in the 82nd minute to assist Chris Wondolowski's game-tying goal in the 83rd minute.
He scored his first MLS goal on July 4, 2017, in the 2nd minute of a 4–2 loss to Atlanta United FC at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Thompson's first goal came after making 64 MLS appearances over four years and logging 2,633 league minutes. On August 7, he was named to the MLS Team of the Week after recording his third assist of the season in the Earthquakes' 2-1 victory over Columbus Crew SC on August 5. He was announced as a nominee for the MLS Humanitarian of the Year Award on October 14, 2017. On October 22 he received San Jose's club award for Humanitarian of the Year after leading a number of youth clinics in the area and for actively aiding relief efforts in the wake of the 2017 California floods.
Tommy's older brother is fellow soccer player Tanner, who currently plays for Indy Eleven in the North American Soccer League. His father is former-United States soccer player Gregg Thompson. Fans of MLS who hail from Wisconsin have given Thompson the nickname, "The Governor", as an homage to their former Governor, Tommy Thompson, who was in office from 1987–2001 and shares the same name.
- As of 21 Jan 2018
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- FC, Republic (June 26, 2014). "We'd like to welcome #Sacramento local @tomthom11 to the club! Thompson, who is on loan from @SJEarthquakes, is a @granitebayhigh alumn".
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- "RECAP: Atlanta United FC 4, Quakes 2". San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- "Tommy Thompson ends scoring drought in San Jose Earthquakes loss to Atlanta". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- "2017 MLS Team of the Week (Wk 22): David Villa, Union trio head the list". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
- Jake Pisani (14 October 2017). "FEATURE: Several San Jose Earthquakes nominated for MLS awards". San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- "NEWS: Earthquakes Announce 2017 Club Award Winners". San Jose Earthquakes. 22 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
- "Thompson brothers reunite in San Jose".
- "Thompson brothers are headed to Indiana".