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Thompson gets wish with trade to Chicago
September 10th, 2012 11:18PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] What Wells Thompson asked for he got. The 28-year-old midfielder, who asked to be traded so he could get more playing time, was traded to the Chicago Fire, in exchange for a conditional draft pick. Thompson, who played on the Rapids' MLS Cup 2010 championship team, had made only five starts in 2012.

Thompson isn't expected to start for the Fire but should contribute. Guatemalan star Marca Pappa moved to Heerenveen in the Netherlands recently, leaving the Fire rather thin on the outside in midfield.

Frank Klopas took Thompson's public displeasure about playing time in Colorado as a positive and added the Fire might not be finished dealing before Saturday's trade deadline.

"My heart overflows with gratitude, joy and peace when I reflect on my time in Colorado,” said Thompson. “Saying it’s been a privilege to represent the Rapids on and off the field is an understatement. My love and gratitude for the team, the fans, Kroenke Sports, everyone involved from the top to bottom of the organization, my wife, my parents and the Lord is overwhelming.”
 
Part of the influx of Wake Forest players into MLS, Thompson came to the Rapids in a January 2010 trade with the New England Revolution.

He's played 71 games for the Revs and 75 games for Colorado.



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