Some days you’re starting in a FIFA U20 World Cup knockout round match. Some days you’re on a training field as the youngest member of your professional team.
This is the yo-yo 19-year-old Tommy Thompson rides as a youth international player who has also signed a Major League Soccer Homegrown Player contract. He has the skill set and pedigree to back both of those titles up. Thompson made that contract with the San Jose Earthquakes official in January of 2014. He followed by starting in eight of the 13 matches he appeared in as a rookie. Near the midway point of the 2015 season (with some teammates on international duty) he is adding more minutes, more starts, and more experience to his growing resume.Read More