CHICAGO (July 15, 2014) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has called in San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Tommy Thompson for the remainder of the 2014 Men’s National Training Center Invitational.
The Youth National Team invite is the first for Thompson since attending a U-14 Identification camp in 2008. Since then, he played one season at Indiana University where he scored five goals in 16 games and earned Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year honors before signing as the San Jose Earthquakes’ first homegrown player this past winter. Thompson, currently on loan with San Jose’s USL PRO affiliate Sacramento Republic FC, has started two of the four games he has appeared in for Sacramento, playing a total of 198 minutes.
He joined the U-20 MNT on Monday night as the U.S. earned a 2-1 comeback victory against Chile in its opening NTC Invitational match. The U-20s play Bermuda in their next match on July 16 at 4 p.m. PT before concluding the NTC Invitational against Australia at 7 p.m. on July 18 – a match that can be seen live on ussoccer.com.
Additionally, forward Bradford Jamieson IV has returned to club duty with LA Galaxy II.