Sunday, January 08, 2012

Michael Thomas in Final Contract Negotiations?

A few weeks ago, comments were made publicly about Michael Thomas coming to Kansas City. As mentioned previously, the Notre Dame grad has played with multiple members of Sporting KC, including Matt Besler and Seth Sinovic. Word out of Sweden is that Thomas will definitely not be returning to club, Ljungskile SK. Reports also say that Thomas is in the final stages of negotiations with the Wizards. He'd become the 5th KC player on the roster with the previously mentioned Besler and Sinovic, and home grown players Kevin Ellis and Jon Kempin.

Thomas was drafted in the second round of the 2010 MLS Superdraft by San Jose. Instead of signing with the Earthquakes though, Thomas went abroad to Sweden. When a team drafts a player in MLS, that club holds his MLS rights for 2 seasons. When the calender switched over to 2012, San Jose's claim to Thomas expired, meaning that KC was free to work on signing the midfielder. As it stands right now, Thomas would become the 3rd new player this offseason (I'm not totally counting the re-acquisition of Sinovic from Montreal).


cheezwiz said...

Just booked flights to see SKC play I'm Vancouver and Portland. You in?

Mike said...

Planning on it, going to visit my brother up in Seattle.

hartley said...

Way cool! Photos of Thomas? Stats? Strengths, etc.?