Tommy Thompson added to U.S. U-20 Men's National Team roster for 2014 National Training Center Invitational

Joe Nuxoll | Center Line Soccer

The San Jose Earthquakes first homegrown player signing is headed to Carson to join the U.S. men's national team U-20s in the 2014 NTC Invitational.

In some good news, during a week when the San Jose Earthquakes have provided little, homegrown signing Tommy Thompson was called into the U.S. U-20 men's national team for the National Training Center Invitational in Carson, Calif.

Thompson joins the squad as a late invitee, replacing LA Galaxy forward Bradford Jamieson IV, who returned to his club team.

Currently on loan from the Quakes to Sacramento Republic FC, Thompson was in North Carolina last night as the Republic faced the Charlotte Eagles in USL PRO league play. The dynamic midfielder started for Sacramento and played 80 minutes before being substituted for his fellow Quake-on-loan teammate Adam Jahn. Thompson's performance against the Eagles had the broadcast annoucers singing his praises, describing the "90 minutes of play" he squeezed into 80.

Following the Republic's 1-0 victory over Charlotte, a win that propelled the team into third place in the USL PRO table, Thompson boarded a plane and traveled from North Carolina to Los Angeles.

Thompson joins a US squad that won the first game of the tournament already, a comeback 2-1 win over Chile yesterday evening. The U-20s continues play in the 2014 NTC Invitational on Wednesday against Bermuda and on Friday against Australia -- both matches will be streamed on ussoccer.com.

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