Tommy Thompson (soccer)

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Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson close-up.jpg
Thompson with San Jose in 2015
Personal information
Full name Thomas Thompson[1]
Date of birth (1995-08-15) August 15, 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Loomis, California, United States
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 22
Youth career
2012–2013 San Jose Earthquakes
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Indiana Hoosiers 16 (5)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– San Jose Earthquakes 79 (1)
2014–2016 Sacramento Republic (loan) 19 (4)
National team
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

Thomas Palmer Thompson (born August 15, 1995) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

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 [2] in 2013,[3] before signing a Homegrown Player contract with San Jose Earthquakes on March 14, 2014.[4]

Thompson made his professional debut on June 7, 2014 as an 89th-minute substitute in a 0–1 loss to Toronto FC.[5]

On June 26, 2014, Thompson signed on loan with San Jose's USL Pro affiliate club Sacramento Republic FC.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8] Thompson's first goal came after making 64 MLS appearances over four years and logging 2,633 league minutes.[9] 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.[10] He was announced as a nominee for the MLS Humanitarian of the Year Award on October 14, 2017.[11] 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.[12]

Personal[edit]

Tommy's older brother is fellow soccer player Tanner, who currently plays for Indy Eleven in the North American Soccer League.[13] His father is former-United States soccer player Gregg Thompson.[14] 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.[citation needed]

Statistics[edit]

As of 21 Jan 2018
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sacramento (loan) 2014 USL 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2015 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
2016 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
Total 19 4 0 0 0 0 19 4
San Jose 2014 MLS 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2015 17 0 2 0 0 0 19 0
2016 17 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
2017 32 1 4 0 1 0 37 1
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 79 1 7 0 1 0 87 1
Career totals 98 5 7 0 1 0 106 5
  1. ^ Includes appearances in U.S. Open Cup
  2. ^ Includes appearances in MLS Cup Playoffs

Gallery[edit]

Playing for Sacramento Republic 
Battling Beitashour for the ball 
Playing at Avaya Stadium 

References[edit]

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