Wells Thompson

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Wells Thompson
Wells Thompson.jpg
Thompson in 2011 with the Colorado Rapids
Personal information
Full name Thomas Wells Thompson
Date of birth (1983-11-25) November 25, 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2003–2006 Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Carolina Dynamo 29 (2)
2007–2009 New England Revolution 71 (2)
2010–2012 Colorado Rapids 75 (5)
2012–2013 Chicago Fire 12 (0)
2014 Charlotte Eagles 25 (6)
2015 Carolina RailHawks 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 30, 2015

Thomas Wells Thompson (born November 25, 1983 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is a retired American soccer player who last played as a midfielder for Carolina RailHawks in the North American Soccer League (NASL).


High school and College[edit]

Thompson attended R.J. Reynolds High School, Forsyth Country Day School (aka, FCDS), and the Family Foundation School. He earned an All-North Carolina first team selection as a junior and senior as well as an all-conference and all-region selection.[1] After graduating from FCDS, he attended Wake Forest University where he played college soccer for four years. During his college years Thompson also played with Carolina Dynamo in the USL Premier Development League.


New England Revolution[edit]

Thompson was drafted in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution. In three seasons with the club the versatile midfielder appeared in 71 league matches scoring 2 goals. He also helped the club capture the 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Colorado Rapids[edit]

He was traded to Colorado Rapids on January 21, 2010 as part of deal involving four players, MLS SuperDraft picks and allocation money. On April 14, 2010 Thompson scored his first two goals for Colorado in a 2-1 victory over Kansas City Wizards in a 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualification match.[2]

Chicago Fire[edit]

He was traded to the Chicago Fire after asking for a trade.[3] Thompson made 4 appearances for the Fire in the 2012 campaign, and has played in 5 games thus far in 2013 earning his first start on March 24, 2013.[4] Thompson's aggressive on-field play has earned him the nickname "El Diablo".[5][6] At the end of 2013 season the club did not renew Thompson's contract.[7]

Charlotte Eagles[edit]

Thompson signed with USL Pro club Charlotte Eagles on March 3, 2014.[8]

Carolina RailHawks[edit]

After Charlotte Eagle's move down to the USL PDL, Thompson signed with Carolina RailHawks on February 3, 2015.[9]


New England Revolution[edit]

Colorado Rapids[edit]


  1. ^ "Wells Thompson Bio - Wake Forest Men's Soccer - WakeForestSports.com".
  2. ^ "Thompsons brace leads Rapids past KC".
  3. ^ McCarthy, Jack (September 10, 2012). "Fire pick up midfielder Thompson in deal with Rapids". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  4. ^ Chicago Fire Soccer Club Roster, retrieved May 7, 2013
  5. ^ Gregg Mixdorf (April 13, 2013). "As it happened: Game 6 Houston vs Chicago".
  6. ^ Jeff Crandall & Eunice Kim (April 30, 2013). "All-In Podcast Ep. #101 All-In with Wells Thompson". Chicago-Fire.com (Podcast). Event occurs at 28:10. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "RELEASE: Chicago Fire Exercise Contract Options on 10 Players Ahead of Thursday's Re-Entry Draft". chicago-fire.com. December 9, 2013.
  8. ^ http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/791755.html
  9. ^ http://www.nasl.com/article/uuid/dibp9w1344di1fz4y9jw7ng59/railhawks-add-midfielder-thompson

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