Earthquakes Select Defender Kip Colvey in the Third Round and Midfielder Tyler Thompson in the Fourth Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes selected defender Kip Colvey from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the third round (49th overall) and Stanford midfielder Tyler Thompson in the fourth round (69th overall) of the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, presented by adidas. The third and fourth round picks were made via conference call.

Colvey, 21, was a four-year starter for Cal Poly. He appeared in 74 matches, including 72 starts, recording four goals and nine assists. 

As a senior in 2015, Colvey was named to the All-Big West First Team after anchoring a backline that allowed 0.98 goals per game, second lowest in the conference. He also tallied career highs in games played (21), starts (21) and goals (three), while adding two assists.

Internationally, Colvey has represented New Zealand at several youth levels. He helped his country reach the Round of 16 at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup and also appeared for the U-23s at the 2015 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Papua New Guinea.

Thompson, 22, captained Stanford University to its first ever National Championship in 2015. He made 68 starts in 77 total appearances over four years with the Cardinal, notching nine assists.

The older brother of Quakes midfielder Tommy Thompson, Tyler was named First Team All-Far West Region, First Team All-Pac-12 and a Second Team Scholar All-American in 2015 after starting 20 matches and recording three assists.

Thompson also has experience on the international stage, previously suiting up for the U.S. U-14s.

Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – San Jose Earthquakes select D Kip Colvey in the third round (49th overall) and M Tyler Thompson in the fourth round (69th overall) of the MLS SuperDraft.

Kip Colvey
Position: Defender
Height: 5-10
Weight: 162 lbs.
Born: March 15, 1994 in Lihue, HI
Hometown: Picton, New Zealand
College: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Citizenship: USA/New Zealand

Tyler Thompson
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-8
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: July 26, 1993 in Hinsdale, IN
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
College: Stanford
Citizenship: USA


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