HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from FC Luzern on February 21, 2017.
Thiesson is a seasoned defender who played in more than 300 Swiss League games before joining Minnesota in 2017. Comfortable as either a left or right back, Minnesota values the versatility he provides. The defender's sharp decision making compliments his seemingly ambidextrous nature and he will again be an important piece for the Loons in 2018.
OUTSIDE MLS:The 30-year-old Swiss native has spent the last six seasons with FC Luzern of the Swiss Super League, scoring two goals in 222 games with 204 starts in league play. In 10 cup games with the club, he recorded one goal. Thiesson joined FC Luzern after spending four years with AC Bellinzona, a lower division Swiss Super League club from the country’s Italian-speaking region.