After a standout collegiate career at the University of California at Irvine (UC-Irvine), Thompson was selected by the Timbers in the first round (No. 2 overall) of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft on Jan. 18, 2011. He scored 25 goals and 17 assists in 78 games over four seasons with the Anteaters. The Arizona native was a three-time All-Big West honoree and appeared on the prestigious Hermann Trophy Watch List his senior season.
COLLEGE: Played 78 games over his four-year career at UC-Irvine, ranking sixth in school history in games played ... Finished fifth with 67 career points and 25 goals ... Tied for ninth with 17 assists as an Anteater ... Named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List as a senior ... Listed on Top Drawer Soccer's Top 20 Players to Watch as a senior ... Earned All-Big West second-team honors his junior and senior seasons after making first team his sophomore year ... Named to the All-Far West Region second team as a junior ... Was a consistent scorer throughout his collegiate career, scoring at least six goals in each of his final three seasons on campus ... Had a career-best eight goals and 22 points as a sophomore ... Majored in Business Economics ... Named to the 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII first team ... Was a two-time Big West All-Academic honoree ... Also was a three-time UC-Irvine Scholar Athlete.
PERSONAL: Was a two-time All-State honoree at Mountain Pointe (AZ) High School ... Set school records for career goals (84) and assists (54) ... Was a two-time captain ... Played for Tempe Soccer Club ... Also earned first-team All-State in football as a kicker/punter ... Sister, Paige, is a former diver at UCLA and is a former member of the U.S. National Diving Team.