Player Details


Tommy Thompson


5' 7"


159 lbs

Date of Birth

8.15.1995 (28)


Hinsdale, IN, USA



Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side


Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24

Player Category

Career Summary

How he joined the club: Signed as San Jose's first Homegrown Player on Jan. 22, 2014.

2020 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 13 starts in 20 appearances in MLS play … Tallied one goal and a tying his career high four assists … MLS is Back: Made five appearances, four starts, and tallied one assist in the MLS is Back Tournament … MLS Cup Playoffs: Entered as a substitute and played 18 minutes in a loss against Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park on Nov. 22 in the Knockout Round.

2019 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 30 MLS appearances … Set new single-season career high in starts (28), minutes played (2,296) and goals (2) … Earned MLS Team of the Week honors for Weeks 15 and 17 … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 90 minutes in Fourth-Round match against Sacramento Republic FC on June 11 and Round of 16 match against LAFC on June 20 … International Friendlies: Played 32 minutes as a second-half substitute and tallied an assist against C.F. Monterrey on March 23 … Did not feature against Real Valladolid C.F. on July 16.

2018 (San Jose Earthquakes/Reno 1868 FC): Made six starts in 14 total appearances in MLS play … Made two starts for San Jose’s USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 80 minutes in the Fourth-Round matchup against the Portland Timbers on June 6 … International Friendlies: Entered as a substitute in the 62nd minute against Club Leon on March 24 … Played 44 minutes as a substitute against Manchester United on July 22.

2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Won the club’s Andrew Bedard Spirit of the Game Award/Humanitarian of the Year award for his charitable efforts off the pitch ... Played a career high 32 games and made 16 starts … Scored first MLS goal in loss against Atlanta United FC on July 4 … Tallied a career high four assists … Made MLS Team of the Week during Week 22 … U.S. Open Cup: Played and started full 90 minutes against the SF Deltas in a 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 14 in the Fourth Round … Played and started full 90 minutes against Seattle Sounders FC in a 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 28 in the Round of 16 … Started and provided two assists against LA Galaxy in a 3-2 victory at Avaya Stadium on July 10 in the Quarterfinals … Started and played 70 minutes against Sporting Kansas City in Semifinal on Aug. 9 ending in a 5-4 penalty shootout loss … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 62 minutes in loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Oct. 25 in the Knockout Round.

2016 (San Jose Earthquakes/Sacramento Republic FC): Appeared in 17 and started a career high of nine matches … Spent an extensive amount of time on loan at USL’s Sacramento Republic FC where he scored three goals and gave three assists … Was USL Player of the Week in Week 8 after notching a brace in the 2-0 victory against Seattle Sounders 2 … Named to USL Team of the Week in Week 22 after scoring a goal and notching an assist in the 4-0 victory against the Portland Timbers 2 ... Scored in the international friendly against C.F. Pachuca on Sept. 3. … Selected for the Chipotle Homegrown game against Mexico U-20 squad and captained the homegrown side in the first half … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played full 90 minutes in 2-0 loss against Portland Timbers on June 14.  

2015 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made four starts in 17 appearances … Named to the MLS 24 under 24 … Played all 90 minutes vs. the Houston Dynamo on July 10 ... U.S. Open Cup: Entered as a substitute in the 45th minute vs. Sacramento Republic FC on June 16 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. the LA Galaxy on July 1 … ICC: Entered as a substitute in the 34th minute and played 56 minutes vs. Club America on July 14 … Entered as a substitute at halftime and played 45 minutes vs. Manchester United on July 21.

2014 (San Jose Earthquakes/Sacramento Republic FC): Finished his first MLS season with eight starts in 13 appearances … Became the second-youngest player to start a game in Earthquakes history when he took the field against Seattle on Aug. 20 at CenturyLink Field at 19 years, 5 days … Scored in the international friendly against CDS Vida on Oct. 14 ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not play against Sacramento Republic FC at Kezar Stadium on June 11 … Sacramento Republic FC (Loan): Finished with four starts in seven appearances for Sacramento … Made his debut for the club as a starter and played 75 minutes  against Arizona United SC on June 26.

2013 (San Jose Earthquakes): Tallied four assists in five appearance with the Earthquakes in Reserve League play.

College (Indiana): Played one year of college soccer with Indiana during their 2013 campaign ... Led Hoosiers to a Big-Ten Tournament title in his freshman season, helping them reach the NCAA Tournament in the process ... Led his team with five goals and three assists in 16 games ... Named Big-Ten Freshman of the Year and earned Big-Ten Second-Team All-Conference honors ... Made and College Soccer News NCAA Freshman Best XI teams.

High School: Attended Granite Bay High School in the Sacramento area where he helped turn the Grizzlies into one of the top prep teams in the nation ... Scored 29 goals and had 12 assists while helping Granite Bay to a 26-0-1 record as a freshman ... Followed that campaign with 23 goals and nine assists before missing his junior season due to injury ... Graduated after his junior year with a 4.1 grade-point average to continue his career at Indiana along with his brother, Tanner.

Personal: His dad, Gregg Thompson, was an All-American at Indiana and represented the United States at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. In addition to his prep work, Thompson was a standout for Cal Blues, one of the premier club teams in the Sacramento area.