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San Jose Earthquakes’ Tommy Thompson competes in “MLS Idle” talent show

And you can vote for him to win top honors.

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The second edition of “MLS Idle,” the new talent show during the coronavirus shutdown put on by the league, was held Thursday with some San Jose Earthquakes representation: Tommy Thompson was one of four contestants for the top prize.

Thompson, well known as a renaissance man, played the piano and rapped a Biz Markie classic for his hidden talent.

Thompson went up against New York Red Bulls defender Kyle Duncan, who danced, Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper John Pulskamp, who walked on a tightrope, and Sacramento Republic midfielder Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, who also sang and played the keyboard.

The winner each week gets $1,000 from MLS Works donated in his name to a charity, and the way the players win is by popular vote. You can vote for TomThom by Tweeting #MLSIdle Thompson, or writing that on Facebook in reply to the full show video. Votes are counted through the end of this Sunday.

I have to say, I really enjoy watching “MLS Idle,” I think the format is wholesome, the banter is fun, and my kid has sat down to watch with me both episodes so far. If you need something to do on Thursdays at 4:30 pm PT, it’s worth checking out on MLS’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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