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Where Are They Now: Tanner Thompson

The Loons’ 2017 SuperDraft bookend didn’t make the roster, but briefly continued his soccer career.

Indiana University standout Tanner Thompson was among the Loons’ inaugural SuperDraft class.

Tanner Thompson came to Minnesota United with a strong college pedigree as an attacking midfielder at Indiana University and roots via his father to local soccer history. It led this website to declare him as the potential “Steal of the Draft.”

What did he do?

The twice-Hermann Award semi-finalist and older brother to San Jose Earthquakes homegrown midfielder Tommy Thompson was Minnesota United’s 4th round pick in the 2017 SuperDraft. The only reported playing time he received was a 25-minute second half cameo in the Loons’ match against Portland.

How did he leave?

Thompson wasn’t tendered a contract following preseason and was released.

Where is he now?

Thompson quickly latched on with Indy Eleven, signing with the team in advance of 2017’s NASL Spring season. He made 12 starts and 21 total appearances for the club, scoring on his debut and getting a Team of the Week nod in Week 1. In February, he announced that he wouldn’t be making the move with the XI to USL. Per his LinkedIn account, he now lives in the Chicago area and works in pharmaceutical sales.