The MLS club meet the famous English club at the Avaya Stadium on Tuesday night and 19-year-old Thompson is hoping to rub shoulders with the England national team captain.
"Wayne Rooney," Thompson said earlier this week when asked who he would want to swap shirts with.
"But I'm going to have to be pretty quick to grab his!"
Despite the jam-packed schedule, Thompson said his teammates weren't complaining.
"You can't complain when you're competing against some of the best teams in the world," he added.
"And even though it makes July's schedule a bit hectic, games are much more fun than practices. So, no complaints from me."