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Wells Thompson

Wells Thompson
15
Midfielder
  • 5' 10"
  • 156 lbs.
  • 11-25-1983
  • Winston-Salem, NC

The fifth overall pick of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution, Thompson joined the Men in Red in September, bringing a wealth of championship experience. A 2010 MLS Cup winner with the Colorado Rapids, Thompson adds depth and experience to the midfield, which will be invaluable to the Fire in the 2013 season.

2012: Made four appearances for the Fire after joining the team in September…Made his first appearance when he entered the match in the 63rd minute of a 2-1 win at TFC 9/12…MLS RESERVE LEAGUE: Started two matches for 161 minutes… COLORADO RAPIDS: Appeared in 17 matches, starting five.

MLS CAREER

2011

  • Was honored at the end of the 2011 season as the Rapids Humanitarian of the Year for his continued involvement in local organizations and causes.
  • Played in a career-high 31 matches, starting 22, and contributed a career-high three goals and three assists.
  • Scored in the first minute of the match at Seattle Sounders FC (7/16), the fastest Rapids goal of the 2011 season.
  • Scored the game winning goal against New York Red Bulls on 7/20 and at Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the final match of the regular season (10/22).
  • Was one of only two Rapids players to play and start all six CONCACAF Champions League matches, playing 505 total minutes.
  • Playoffs: Played in all three 2011 playoff matches.

2010

  • Appeared in a career-high tying 27 games, with 13 starts, playing 1,287 minutes, and scored a career-high two goals.
  • Registered goal in back-to-back home matches with his second of the season vs. Philadelphia (9/29).
  • Scored first regular season goal with Rapids vs. NE (9/18).
  • Started and played 90 minutes in U.S. Open Cup qualifier at KC (4/13) and scored two goals in 2-1 victory over Wizards.
  • Made his Rapids debut in the season opener at Chivas USA (3/26). 

2009

  • Appeared in 25 regular season games, starting 17 and recording one goal and two assists.
  • Tied for second among all MLS players with nine cautions and served three separate one-game suspensions during the season.
  • Started at left back against LA (7/4) marking his first-ever start as a defender in an MLS match.
  • Scored the game-winning goal against San Jose (8/29), earning MLS Goal of the Week honors for Week 24. 

2008

  • Made 19 regular season appearances, including eight starts, and recorded one assist in regular season action.
  • Recorded his first-career regular season assist against Chivas USA (9/11). 

2007

  • Originally selected by the Revolution in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2007 MLS Super Draft.
  • Made 27 appearances, including 11 starts, and then started all four postseason games.
  • Made his MLS debut on opening day, starting on the left wing at Chicago (4/7).
  • Scored his first professional goal against Chicago (5/6). 

COLLEGE

  • Finished his four-year career with 16 goals, including 14 in his junior and senior seasons combined.
  • Had 10 career assists as he helped Wake Forest advance to the 2006 NCAA College Cup for the first time in school history.
  • Led Wake Forest in goals with seven, including five game-winning strikes, in 2006.
  • Earned ACC All-Tournament honors as a senior and was also an ACC All-Freshman selection in 2003.
  • Seven of his 16 career goals were game-winning strikes, including five as a senior. 

PERSONAL

  • Son of Mark and Kathryn Thompson and has an older brother, John Mark, and a younger sister, Mary Kathryn.
  • Was a political science major at Wake Forest.
  • Was at the time the highest-drafted soccer player out of Wake Forest in program history, and now is the sixth-highest drafted student-- athlete in Demon Deacon Athletics history behind basketball's Tim Duncan (No. 1 in the 1997 NBA draft) and Chris Paul (No. 4 in the 2005 NBA draft), baseball's Kyle Sleeth (No. 3 in the 2003 MLB draft), soccer’s Sam Cronin (No. 2 in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft) and soccer’s Ike Opara (No. 3 in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft).
  • Enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time and listens to country music.
  • Has traveled to Eastern Africa during several MLS off-seasons to participate in faith-based missions in small villages.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 Chicago Fire 8 6 0 542 0 6 0 7 0 2 1
2012 Chicago Fire 4 0 0 65 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
2012 Colorado Rapids 17 5 0 599 1 8 2 10 2 1 0
2011 Colorado Rapids 31 22 3 1935 3 22 9 31 2 4 0
2010 Colorado Rapids 27 13 2 1287 0 16 8 20 4 5 0
2009 New England Revolution 25 17 1 1652 2 14 5 28 2 9 1
2008 New England Revolution 19 8 0 786 1 9 1 17 1 3 0
2007 New England Revolution 27 11 1 1215 0 16 7 26 2 6 0
Career Totals 158 82 7 8081 7 94 32 140 13 30 2

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 8 6 0 542 0 6 0 7 0 2 1

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 4 0 0 65 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 17 5 0 599 1 8 2 10 2 1 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 3 2 0 202 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 31 22 3 1935 3 22 9 31 2 4 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 3 2 0 195 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 27 13 2 1287 0 16 8 20 4 5 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New England Revolution 2 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New England Revolution 25 17 1 1652 2 14 5 28 2 9 1

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New England Revolution 2 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New England Revolution 19 8 0 786 1 9 1 17 1 3 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New England Revolution 4 4 0 345 1 2 1 5 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season New England Revolution 27 11 1 1215 0 16 7 26 2 6 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/27/2013 CHI @ NY L 2-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 TOR @ CHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/12/2013 CHI @ DAL W 3-2 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/4/2013 CHI @ DC W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 MTL @ CHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 CHI @ CLB L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 NE @ CHI W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/11/2013 CHI @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CHI @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2013 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/23/2013 KC @ CHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 CHI @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 MTL @ CHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CHI @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 DC @ CHI W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2013 CHI @ VAN L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 KC @ CHI L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 SJ @ CHI W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 CHI @ CLB W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 COL @ CHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 POR @ CHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2013 DC @ CHI W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHI @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 CHI @ PHI L 0-1 Started 63 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1
5/11/2013 PHI @ CHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
4/27/2013 CHI @ MTL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CLB @ CHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
4/14/2013 CHI @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/7/2013 NY @ CHI W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
3/24/2013 CHV @ CHI L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
3/16/2013 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 NE @ CHI L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 CHI @ LA L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 CHI @ NE L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 CHI @ NY W 2-0 Subbed On 30 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
10/3/2012 PHI @ CHI L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 MTL @ CHI W 1-3 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/12/2012 CHI @ TOR W 2-1 Subbed On 27 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
9/5/2012 POR @ COL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2012 COL @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 COL @ SJ L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2012 CHV @ COL T 1-1 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
8/11/2012 COL @ DAL L 2-3 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/4/2012 RSL @ COL W 0-1 Subbed On 41 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 SEA @ COL L 2-1 Subbed On 28 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
7/21/2012 COL @ RSL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7/18/2012 COL @ TOR L 1-2 Started 69 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
7/14/2012 DAL @ COL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 COL @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 VAN @ COL L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 POR @ COL W 0-3 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 SJ @ COL L 2-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 COL @ VAN L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 MTL @ COL W 2-3 Started 68 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0
5/19/2012 KC @ COL T 2-2 Started 78 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/16/2012 COL @ DC L 0-2 Subbed On 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/6/2012 COL @ DAL W 2-0 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2012 COL @ NE L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 CHV @ COL W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 LA @ COL L 2-1 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 COL @ SEA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 COL @ RSL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2012 CHI @ COL W 0-2 Subbed On 24 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/25/2012 COL @ NY L 1-4 Started 65 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/18/2012 COL @ PHI W 2-1 Subbed On 22 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
3/10/2012 CLB @ COL W 0-2 Subbed On 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 COL @ VAN W 2-1 Subbed On 20 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10/14/2011 RSL @ COL T 0-0 Started 82 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
10/1/2011 DAL @ COL W 0-1 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/24/2011 SJ @ COL T 1-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 COL @ TOR L 1-2 Started 59 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 0
9/9/2011 COL @ LA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8/27/2011 COL @ CHI L 0-2 Started 62 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 CHV @ COL T 2-2 Started 58 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 COL @ SJ W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0
8/5/2011 CLB @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
7/29/2011 COL @ PHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7/23/2011 NE @ COL T 2-2 Started 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 NY @ COL W 1-4 Started 90 1 0 2 2 4 3 1 0
7/16/2011 COL @ SEA L 3-4 Started 90 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0
7/9/2011 VAN @ COL W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
7/6/2011 COL @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
7/3/2011 HOU @ COL T 0-0 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 COL @ CLB L 1-4 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 LA @ COL L 3-1 Started 85 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/11/2011 COL @ POR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
6/4/2011 PHI @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
5/28/2011 KC @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/25/2011 COL @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 3 0 0
5/22/2011 TOR @ COL T 0-0 Subbed On 23 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
5/14/2011 COL @ DC T 1-1 Started 89 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
5/7/2011 COL @ NE T 0-0 Started 73 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0
5/4/2011 COL @ HOU W 2-1 Started 80 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
4/30/2011 CHI @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2011 SEA @ COL L 1-0 Subbed On 22 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/13/2011 COL @ RSL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
4/8/2011 COL @ DAL L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/3/2011 DC @ COL W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 COL @ CHV W 1-0 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
3/19/2011 POR @ COL W 1-3 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 COL @ LA W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
10/9/2010 COL @ DAL T 2-2 Subbed On 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
10/2/2010 DC @ COL L 1-0 Started 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2010 PHI @ COL W 1-4 Started 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Subbed On 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/18/2010 NE @ COL W 0-3 Subbed On 19 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
9/11/2010 COL @ NY L 1-3 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
9/4/2010 CHV @ COL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 HOU @ COL W 0-3 Subbed On 30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 COL @ CLB L 1-3 Started 69 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
8/14/2010 COL @ PHI T 1-1 Started 61 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
8/7/2010 SJ @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
7/31/2010 DAL @ COL T 1-1 Started 63 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
7/25/2010 COL @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/17/2010 KC @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 COL @ TOR L 0-1 Started 76 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
7/4/2010 NY @ COL T 1-1 Subbed On 13 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/26/2010 COL @ HOU T 2-2 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/9/2010 COL @ CHI T 2-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 CLB @ COL W 0-1 Subbed On 25 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/29/2010 SEA @ COL W 0-1 Started 60 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/15/2010 COL @ DC W 1-0 Started 68 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
5/5/2010 LA @ COL L 1-0 Started 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 COL @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0
4/24/2010 COL @ NE W 2-1 Started 74 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0
4/18/2010 TOR @ COL W 1-3 Subbed On 31 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
4/10/2010 COL @ KC L 0-1 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4/3/2010 CHI @ COL T 2-2 Subbed On 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2010 COL @ CHV W 1-0 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves