SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tommy Thompson

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By DAN KARELL

The San Jose Earthquakes have been given an injection of excitement late in a disappointing campaign.

Homegrown Player signing Tommy Thompson made his third consecutive start for the Earthquakes on Saturday, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake. Though he didn’t score, Thompson was important throughout and drew seven fouls for his squad.

The former Indiana Hoosier’s performance earned him SBI MLS Rookie of the Week. Thompson beat out Steve Birnbaum and Chris Duvall for this week’s honors.

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What did you think of Thompson’s performance? Which rookie stood out to you in MLS Week 25?

Share your thoughts below.

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8 Responses to SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tommy Thompson

  1. Shawn says:

    he has great ball skills was very impressed

  2. Jeff Carter says:

    His career is in its infancy, but I dig what I’ve seen from him thus far. Excellent touch and a bulldog mentality. I hope he gets called up to the January camp, he’s got the skillset to be fast tracked to the national team

  3. Joe says:

    He’s got poteintal. Not expecting too much yet but could be one for the future.

  4. beachbum says:

    agree with all above. he’s a creative player, not afraid, seems to really believe in himself, definitely fun to watch play

  5. Harry Knuckles says:

    He is good for his age. But before we hop on the wagon, let’s allow him to develop that skill further.

  6. darwin says:

    Reminds me of a young Chris Rolfe…but with no output in a few games.

    • Bobb says:

      Oh were you watching Chris Rolfe in college? Because if you mean MLS, Rolfe joined the league in 2005 at the age of 22.

      Thompson turned 19 just a couple weeks ago. He has basically played four MLS games…

      Also Rolfe never really improved, his rookie year is pretty much the type of year you can expect from Rolfe when he’s playing well.

      Thompson may have “no output” in a few games but he certainly has more upside.

  7. Jim says:

    He’s been deserving of a couple of assists, including the header that he won over the much taller Borchers(?) and dropped on Wondo’s foot at the doorstep in this RSL match.