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.
Quakes F Tommy Thompson added to U.S. U20 MNT roster for current camp in California.— Travis Clark (@travismclark) July 14, 2014
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.
Great result tonight on the road against Charlotte.. Now excited to be off to LAX to get in with the u20 national team— Tommy Thompson (@tomthom11) July 15, 2014
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.