Indiana University midfielder Tanner Thompson was selected with the first pick in the fourth round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft by Minnesota United FC on Tuesday.
Thompson, the 45th IU player taken in the draft since the league’s inception in 1996, will be reunited with former Hoosier teammate Femi Hollinger-Janzen, who was selected by Minnesota in the MLS Expansion Draft in December. Hollinger-Janzen is coming off a solid rookie season with the New England Revolution, who drafted him in the third round a year ago.
Thompson was a three-time All-American selection at Indiana, just the eighth player in IU soccer history to earn those honors and the first since Pat Noonan in 2002. Thompson was also two-time Big Ten Midfielder of the Year and was first team All-Big Ten three straight years. He finished his career with 18 goals and 19 assists, leading the Hoosiers in scoring as a senior with eight goals and two assists.