Abe Thompson

FCD Numerology

FCD Numerology: Seventh Heaven

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Like many numbers in the history of the Dallas Burn/FC Dallas, the No. 7 has had an interesting lineage. Players like Mark Santel, Eddie Johnson, Abe Thompson and Dave van den Bergh are among those who have worn No. 7., which is currently being worn by Blas Perez.

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FCD Numerology: No. 25, a.k.a. the Golden Years

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Since the 25th anniversary is associated with gold, what better tie-in to have to players who have worn No. 25 for the Dallas Burn/FC Dallas? Rookie center back Walker Zimmerman, FCD's top pick in the 2013 MLS Super Draft, currently wears those digits for the club. But here's a look at those who have worn them in the past.

former SKC Wizards

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another week of former SKC Wizards updates. Abe Thompson is set to call it a career as he's retiring to take a job with the United Soccer League for one of their youth initiatives. He'd spent the last year as a player/coach for Fort Lauderdale. Here's the rest of this week's update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Eloy Colombano
Doug DeMartin
Birahim Diop
Pablo Escobar
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Tom Gray
Willy Guadarrama
Zoltan Hercegfalvi
Santiago Hirsig
Aaron Hohlbein
Will John
Neal Kitson
Jonathan Leathers
Ryan McMahen
Anthony Noriega
Sergei Raad
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Diego Walsh
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 90 minutes in Montreal's 1-1 draw with Houston.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another week of former SKC Wizards updates. Some of the summer leagues are starting to end at this point. Sunil Chhetri made his first "competitive" appearance for a club outside of India coming on as a sub for Sporting Portugal's B side in a 2-0 win. Here's the rest of this week's update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Eloy Colombano
Doug DeMartin
Birahim Diop
Pablo Escobar
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Tom Gray
Willy Guadarrama
Zoltan Hercegfalvi
Santiago Hirsig
Aaron Hohlbein
Will John
Neal Kitson
Jonathan Leathers
Ryan McMahen
Anthony Noriega
Sergei Raad
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Diego Walsh
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - No game this week.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here is this week's former SKC Wizards update. Yura Movsisyan and Matt Taylor continue to bang in goals for their clubs teams.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Eloy Colombano
Doug DeMartin
Birahim Diop
Pablo Escobar
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Tom Gray
Willy Guadarrama
Zoltan Hercegfalvi
Santiago Hirsig
Aaron Hohlbein
Will John
Neal Kitson
Jonathan Leathers
Ryan McMahen
Anthony Noriega
Sergei Raad
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Diego Walsh
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 90 minutes in Montreal's 0-0 draw with KC.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here's this week's former SKC Wizards Update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Eloy Colombano
Doug DeMartin
Birahim Diop
Pablo Escobar
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Tom Gray
Willy Guadarrama
Zoltan Hercegfalvi
Santiago Hirsig
Aaron Hohlbein
Will John
Neal Kitson
Jonathan Leathers
Ryan McMahen
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Sergei Raad
Ofori Sarkodie
luke Sassano
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 89 minutes in Montreal's 3-0 win over DC.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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More European leagues are kicking off. Here's a look at this week's update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Birahim Diop
Pablo Escobar
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Tom Gray
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Aaron Hohlbein
Jonathan Leathers
Carlos Marinelli
Ryan McMahen
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Sergei Raad
Ofori Sarkodie
luke Sassano
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 87 minutes in Montreal's 1-0 win over New England.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here is this week's former SKC Wizards update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Birahim Diop
Pablo Escobar
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Tom Gray
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Aaron Hohlbein
Jonathan Leathers
Carlos Marinelli
Ryan McMahen
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Sergei Raad
Ofori Sarkodie
Luke Sassano
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Montreal's 3-1 win over New York.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here is this week's former Wizards update. All of Wednesday's games will appear on next week's update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Birahim Diop
Pablo Escobar
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Tom Gray
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Aaron Hohlbein
Jonathan Leathers
Carlos Marinelli
Ryan McMahen
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Sergei Raad
Ofori Sarkodie
luke Sassano
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 90 minutes in Montreal's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here is this week's former Wizards update for you.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Birahim Diop
Pablo Escobar
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Tom Gray
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Aaron Hohlbein
Jonathan Leathers
Carlos Marinelli
Ryan McMahen
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Sergei Raad
Ofori Sarkodie
luke Sassano
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 90 minutes in Montreal's 3-1 loss to KC.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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A week of very little game wise due to the international breaks going on, but still a few are playing. Here's this week's update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Birahim Diop
Pablo Escobar
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Tom Gray
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Aaron Hohlbein
Jonathan Leathers
Carlos Marinelli
Ryan McMahen
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Sergei Raad
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - No game this week.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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It's another week of former SKC Wizards updates. First, congratulations to two former Wizards. Tony Meola was officially inducted into the US Soccer hall of fame last week before the US game vs Brazil. Also, Alex Bunbury, father of current Wizard, Teal Bunbury, was named to Canada's all time starting XI.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another week of former SKC Wizards updates. First congratulations to former Wizard, Herculez Gomez and Santos Laguna, who won the Mexican Clausura title this past week. Also, two former Wizards have new teams. Mike Jones has joined FC Hjorring in the Danish second division and will join in July..

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another week of former SKC Wizards updates. Two new former players are on the list Michal Mravec is playing in the Dutch second division, while Milos Stojcev is playing for FC Akzhayik, the league leaders in Kazakhstan. In fact, Stojcev scored on the weekend. Also active this week, was Yura Movsisyan, who scored 3 goals in two games this week.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here is this week's former SKC Wizards update. A week from now, the new season for former SKC Wizards will start with MLS teams kicking off in the CCL. Plenty of former Wizards are working to get contracts, JT Murray is currently on trial with LA, Stephane Auvray is on trial with Columbus, and Scott Sealy looks set to sign with Dallas.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another week of former Wizards updates. Eddie Johnson did sign with MLS, he ended up going to Montreal, but the Impact traded him to Seattle for Mike Fucito and Lamar Neagle. Another former Wizard has a new club as well, as Rauwshan McKenzie has officially signed with Chivas USA after being on trial with them all of preseason.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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The MLS season is getting closer, and we're approaching the end of the former SKC Wizards season. Some former are still on trial with different teams, including Scott Sealy who looks set to sign with Dallas. In other news, former player, Scott Lorenz, will be playing in Florida this year with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, who had former players Aaron Hohlbein and Abe Thompson on the team last year.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here's another former SKC Wizards update. The MLS season is getting closer. Some of the names in the unknown category will probably start to jump onto teams here in the near future. Here's the rest of the update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Eddie Johnson
Mike Jones
Chris Konopka
Michael Kraus
Jonathan Leathers
Scott Lorenz
Amir Lowry
Rauwshan McKenzie
Ryan McMahen
Michal Mravec
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Scott Sealy
Milos Stojcev
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Season is over.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another week of Sporting KC Wizards updates. As mentioned yesterday, 8 former players are up for the US Soccer Hall of Fame. Coming up soon, Stephane Auvray will figure out his new team in India when the new premier league holds it draft for "lesser known" and Indian players. Also, Neal Kitson is on the move, joining Northampton Town of the Football League 2.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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A day late due to the Comets game last night, but here is this week's former SKC Wizards update. In news this week, Shavar Thomas has a new team, having signed for the expansion Montreal Impact. Here's the rest of this week's update.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Eddie Johnson
Mike Jones
Michael Kraus
Jonathan Leathers
Scott Lorenz
Amir Lowry
Rauwshan McKenzie
Ryan McMahen
Michal Mravec
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Scott Sealy
Milos Stojcev
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Season is over.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here's another week of former SKC Wizards updates. First, came word last week that Craig Rocastle will not be playing for the Missouri Comets. Instead he has moved to Greece where he's joined his former club, Thrasyvoulos Fylis FC, who is currently at the bottom of the second division in Greece. In other news, Ryan Smith has come out with his side of what happened when he left KC.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here's this week's former SKC Wizards update for you.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Eddie Johnson
Michael Kraus
Jonathan Leathers
Amir Lowry
Rauwshan McKenzie
Ryan McMahen
Michal Mravec
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Milos Stojcev
Shavar Thomas
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Season is over.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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An incredibly quiet week in former SKC Wizards news with the Christmas season in full affect. But here is your update for this week.

Active without a club or unknown
Stephane Auvray
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Michael Kraus
Jonathan Leathers
Scott Lorenz
Rauwshan McKenzie
Ryan McMahen
Michal Mravec
Anthony Noriega
Ryan Pore
Craig Rocastle
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Milos Stojcev
Shavar Thomas
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Season is over.

Former SKC Wizards

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A day late on the former SKC Wizards update, but being a day late has given me a little extra news to post. Word on the Twitter account for Mexican club, Puebla FC is that they are signing former Wizards player, Eddie Johnson. Johnson would join the brother of another Wizard, as DaMarcus Beasley also plays for Puebla FC.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another former SKC Wizards Update, plenty of player movement this week. Jonathan Leathers, Rauwshan McKenzie, and Ryan Pore are now without clubs after not being selected in the second stage of the re-entry draft. They're joined by Shavar Thomas who also wasn't selected. Also looking for a new club, is Stephane Auvray whose was let go by the Red Bulls.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here is this week's former SKC Wizards update for you. No really big news this week when it comes to former Wizards, so here's the update.

Active without a club or unknown
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Eddie Johnson
Michael Kraus
Ryan McMahen
Michal Mravec
JT Murray
Anthony Noriega
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Season is over.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another week of former SKC Wizards updates. The MLS season is over, but there's been a lot of busy stuff going on this week. Today the league announced the players entered into the Re-entry draft, plenty of former players are available, including Adam, Cristman, Taylor Graham, Frankie Hejduk, Jonathan Leathers, Rauwshan McKenzie, Kurt Morsink, Ryan Pore, and Scott Sealy.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Here's your former SKC Wizards update for this week. Lots of news, including 6 new former Wizards. Jeferson, Scott Lorenz, Craig Rocastle, Seth Sinovic, Ryan Smith, and Milos Stojcev are all now classified officially as former Wizards. Also in the news is the movement of Tyson Wahl, who was traded from Seattle to Montreal for allocation money.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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This week's former SKC Wizards is up for you. A couple former Wizards could be on the move. Sunil Chhetri is apparently getting ready to go on trial with Scottish club Rangers. Chhetri's had trials in England previously, but had been unable to earn a work permit. Not sure how that will change this time.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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The MLS season is winding down. Here's this week's former SKC Wizards update.

Active without a club or unknown
Chris Brunt
Doug DeMartin
Mauro Fuzetti
AJ Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Santiago Hirsig
Eddie Johnson
Michael Kraus
Ryan McMahen
Michal Mravec
JT Murray
Anthony Noriega
Ofori Sarkodie
Sam Scales
Ryan Smith
Ivan Trujillo
Lance Watson

MLS
Stephane Auvray - New York - Came off the bench and played 74 minutes in New York's 2-1 loss to LA.

North American Soccer League

Week #21 NASL Players of the Week: Abe Thompson & Akira Fitzgerald

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MIAMI, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2012) – The NASL has named Fort Lauderdale Strikers forward Abe Thompson Offensive Player of the Week. The award is the first of the season for the veteran Striker who scored both goals in Fort Lauderdale's 2-1 win against the San Antonio Scorpions on Saturday at Lockhart Stadium.

NASL Week 21: A Look Back

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers were hoping to end August on a strong note, they did just that by defeating the league-leading San Antonio Scorpions this past weekend.

The Strikers topped the Scorpions, 2-1, in front of 3,268 fans at Lockhart Stadium on Saturday courtesy of two second-half strikes from Abe Thompson.

NASL Midweek Action: Strikers Hand Islanders First Loss as Aly Hassan Shines

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Sometimes adversity brings out the best in us. Â Going into Wednesday's match with the undefeated Puerto Rico Islanders, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers were without their head coach, Daryl Shore, forward/assistant coach Abe Thompson and dependable defender Toni Stahl due to suspension following Saturday's match with the San Antonio Scorpions.

NASL Midweek Action: Strikers Hand Islanders First Loss as Aly Hassan Shines

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Sometimes adversity brings out the best in us. Â Going into Wednesday's match with the undefeated Puerto Rico Islanders, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers were without their head coach, Daryl Shore, forward/assistant coach Abe Thompson and dependable defender Toni Stahl due to suspension following Saturday's match with the San Antonio Scorpions.

NASL News: RailHawks Sign Brian Shriver, Abe Thompson Becomes Player/Assistant Coach for Strikers

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With less than 50 days until the 2012 NASL season opening kickoff, the Carolina RailHawks have been busy signing players, scooping up former Strikers' midfielder Brian Shriver, re-signing Cory Elenio from last year's side and adding two of their own U-23 players. Â The Strikers announced the signing of veteran Abe Thompson as a player-coach, along [.

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NASL Week 21 Recap

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Article by Doak Gips

I thought coming into this week, we would be talking a little more about how the NASL playoff picture would be a little clearer. Of course, every team did everything possible to not move away from each other. Well, thats a bit of an over statement, as the bottom of the table became a little clearer, but that doesn't help many people.

NASL Week 9: A Look Back

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photo by Rosa Cavalcanti

By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers snapped their five-game winless run this weekend, and they did so with a result that won't soon be forgotten.

The Strikers picked up their first victory in league play since April 25 by beating the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 3-1, in front of 3,255 fans at Lockhart Stadium on Saturday night.