Wells Thompson

Wells Thompson
Wells Thompson
Real Name: Wells Thompson
HT: 5' 10" WT: 156
Age: 34 (11/25/1983)
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Citizenship:    USA
College:    Wake Forest University
Last Club:    Colorado Rapids (MLS)
How Acquired:    Traded from the Colorado Rapids on September 10, 2012

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.

2011: Made a career-high 31 appearances starting 22 matches while scoring three goals and tallying three assists… Scored in the final match of the season in the Rapids 2-1 win 10/22 over the Vancouver Whitecaps with a game winner in the 84th minute… Earned an assist on Jeff Larentowicz’s game winner in the 72nd minute in a 2-1 win 8/13 over San Jose… Tallied an assist in a 2-0 victory 8/5 over the Columbus Crew on Brian Mullan’s goal in the 54th minute… In a 3-4 loss 7/16 to the Sounders he tallied an assist in the 43rd minute on a Jeff Larentowicz goal and scored the fastest goal in of the Rapids season… MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: Played in all three of the Rapids playoff games starting in two of them… CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Started in all six matches playing 505 minutes, eventually falling 4/20 to Mexican side Monterrey 3-2 in the championship match…

2010: Appeared in 27 games, with 13 starts scoring twice… Made his Rapids debut in a season opening 1-0 win 3/26 over Chivas USA as a sub… Scored his first Rapids goal in a 3-0 win 9/18 over the Revolution in the 83rd minute… Scored his second goal of the season in the 68th minute of a 4-1 win 9/28 win over the Philadelphia Union…MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: Appeared in three matches, starting twice en route to an MLS Championship… LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: In a qualifying match he started and scored both goals in a 2-1 victory 4/13 over the Kansas City Wizards…

2009: Appeared in 25 games, starting 17 and scoring one goal and tallying two assists… Scored the game-winning goal in a win 8/29 over the Earthquakes…

2008: Made 19 appearances, including eight starts and recorded one assists… His first MLS assist came against Chivas USA…

2007: In his rookie season he appeared in 27 games with 11 starts scoring one goal… Made his MLS debut in a 0-1 win 4/7 against the Fire… Scored his first career goal in a 3-1 victory 5/6 over the Fire…MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: Started all four matches in which he appeared, including the 2007 MLS Cup Final.

College: In his four years at Wake Forest he 16 goals and tallied 10 assists… Helped Wake Forest make it to the 2006 NCAA College Cup for the first time in school history… Earned ACC All-Tournament honors in his senior season… Was selected to the ACC All-Freshman team in 2003…


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