Ty Thompson completed one of the best draft classes in Stanford men’s soccer’s recent history, when the midfielder, who just graduated this fall, went 69th overall to the San Jose Earthquakes in the fourth round of the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday.
Thompson joined Stanford teammates Brandon Vincent (fourth overall) and Eric Verso (34th overall) as players from The Farm to be drafted into the league during the past week. They will likely be joined in the MLS by Jordan Morris, who recently rejected a deal with Bundesliga club Werder Bremen and is expected to sign a Homegrown contract with the Seattle Sounders.
With Thompson drafted yesterday, it marked the fourth time, and the first time in 13 years, that Stanford has had at least three players selected in the SuperDraft.
Thompson, who is from Sacramento, will be joining his younger brother Tommy, as well as former Stanford players Adam Jahn and JJ Koval, in San Jose.
The midfielder accumulated 9 assists in his career with Stanford and was named to this season’s All-Pac-12 team. He also served as co-captain alongside Vincent and helped lead the Cardinal to their first-ever national title, which culminated in a 4-0 defeat of Clemson in the championship game.
Contact Alexa Philippou at aphil723 ‘at’ stanford.edu.