By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Sporting Kansas City announced Tuesday that they have traded midfielder Michael Thomas to Toronto FC for a natural second round pick in the 2015 SuperDraft.
“Michael is a solid player who our coaches have had their eye on for some time,” TFC president and general manager Kevin Payne told the team website. “He’s versatile and athletic and will be an important part of TFC for some years to come.”
Thomas was selected by San Jose in the second round of the 2010 SuperDraft, but the Kansas native opted to begin his professional career in Sweden. He made five appearances at the end of the 2009-10 season for Halmsteds in the country’s top division before making a move to second division side Ljungskile.
The 25-year-old Notre Dame product made seven MLS appearances and two Open Cup starts last season for Sporting Kansas City, who he joined in January 2012. Thomas made one appearance for SKC in 2013, playing in their Open Cup match against Des Moines.
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