Thompson signs with Indy Eleven after four years at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he helped the Hoosiers to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a Conference Tournament Championship in 2013. As a senior, the native of Loomis, CA was named an NSCAA First-Team All-American and the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year along with First-Team All-Big Ten honors. Increasing his return, Thompson chipped in three goals and nine assists as a junior before adding eight goals and three assists to his resume in 2016.
Thompson joins Indy Eleven midfielder Brad Ring and goalkeeper Christian Lomeli as a trio of former Hoosiers on Indiana’s Team and will wear the No.14 kit in 2017.
Indy Eleven head coach Tim Hankinson on Tanner Thompson: “Looking at this injection of young talent, Tanner clearly fits that category. We’re fortunate to have him join us. He’s a very good attacking midfielder who can also play as a second forward, With his talent, he can play anywhere in the midfield. We’ll look to utilize him very quickly in our line-up. Tanner came at just the right time. We needed options in goal creation and those who can go get a goal. He has the 1v1 ability to run at a defender and beat him and the quality to find the back of the net. He’s going to have a great season.”