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Tanner Thompson signed by Indy Eleven

After being released by Minnesota United, the former Hoosier standout finds a home in Indianapolis

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After a slight setback where he was released by MLS side Minnesota United, the former IU midfielder was revealed as one of the Indy Eleven’s latest signings. Thompson was one of the best players at Indiana this past season, and was named an All-American after a stellar senior campaign where he recorded 8 goals and 3 assists. He was also named as a finalist for the 2016 Hermann Trophy, which is awarded to the best male and female soccer players in the country. He was originally drafted in the fourth round of the MLS Superdraft by Minnesota United, who are currently in their first season in the league.

In his four years at IU, Thompson helped lead the Hoosiers to the NCAA Tournament every year, and they were a top-16 seed in three out of their four appearances. He was named the Big Ten’s midfielder of the year after both his junior and senior seasons, and was named Academic All-Big Ten in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Thompson was a standout player every year for Indiana, and has managed to convert his college success to a professional career. Indy Eleven’s season starts March 25th, and their home opener is on April 1st, against Puerto Rico FC.