San Jose Earthquakes have signed Tommy Thompson as their first-ever Homegrown Player.
The 18-year old California-born attacking midfielder has been added to San Joseâs senior roster after impressing in the clubs youth academy following his fine freshman season at Indiana University.
"We're really excited about Tommy coming on board," said Earthquakes head coach Mark Watson. "He's a young local player who we've had in our academy program and has been training with us for some time. We believe that he has a bright professional career ahead of him and look forward to his arrival in San Jose."
Of the Earthquakes reserves ace, general manager John Doyle: "Tommy is an exciting young player with a lot of potential. He's an attack-minded midfielder who can score goals and we're thrilled to have him as our club's first Homegrown Player.â
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