Wells Thompson

Wells Thompson
15
Midfielder
  • Colorado Rapids
  • 5' 10"
  • 155 lbs.
  • 11-25-1983
  • Winston-Salem, NC

Previous Club: New England Revolution
College: Wake Forest
Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Acquired: Acquired in a trade on January 22, 2010, along with Jeff Larentowicz from New England in exchange for Preston Burpo, Cory Gibbs, allocation money and Colorado’s natural third round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick.

MLS CAREER

2011

  • Was honored at the end of the 2011 season as the Rapids Humanitarian of the Year for his continued involvement in local organizations and causes.
  • Played in a career-high 31 matches, starting 22, and contributed a career-high three goals and three assists.
  • Scored in the first minute of the match at Seattle Sounders FC (7/16), the fastest Rapids goal of the 2011 season.
  • Scored the game winning goal against New York Red Bulls on 7/20 and at Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the final match of the regular season (10/22).
  • Was one of only two Rapids players to play and start all six CONCACAF Champions League matches, playing 505 total minutes.
  • Playoffs: Played in all three 2011 playoff matches.

2010

  • Appeared in 27 games, with 13 starts, playing 1,287 minutes, and scored two goals.
  • Registered goal in back-to-back home matches with his second of the season vs. Philadelphia (9/29).
  • Scored first regular season goal with Rapids vs. NE (9/18).
  • Started and played 90 minutes in U.S. Open Cup qualifier at KC (4/13) and scored two goals in 2-1 victory over Wizards.
  • Made his Rapids debut in the season opener at Chivas USA (3/26).

2009

  • Appeared in 25 regular season games, starting 17 and recording one goal and two assists.
  • Tied for second among all MLS players with nine cautions and served three separate one-game suspensions during the season.
  • Started at left back against LA (7/4) marking his first-ever start as a defender in an MLS match.
  • Scored the game-winning goal against San Jose (8/29), earning MLS Goal of the Week honors for Week 24.

2008

  • Made 19 regular season appearances, including eight starts, and recorded one assist in regular season action.
  • Recorded his first-career regular season assist against Chivas USA (9/11).

2007

  • Originally selected by the Revolution in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2007 MLS Super Draft.
  • Made 27 appearances, including 11 starts, and then started all four postseason games.
  • Made his MLS debut on opening day, starting on the left wing at Chicago (4/7).
  • Scored his first professional goal against Chicago (5/6).

COLLEGE

  • Finished his four-year career with 16 goals, including 14 in his junior and senior seasons combined.
  • Had 10 career assists as he helped Wake Forest advance to the 2006 NCAA College Cup for the first time in school history.
  • Led Wake Forest in goals with seven, including five game-winning strikes, in 2006.
  • Earned ACC All-Tournament honors as a senior and was also an ACC All-Freshman selection in 2003.
  • Seven of his 16 career goals were game-winning strikes, including five as a senior.

PERSONAL

  • Married fiancée and high school sweetheart Daphne on December 4, 2011.
  • Son of Mark and Kathryn Thompson and has an older brother, John Mark, and a younger sister, Mary Kathryn.
  • Was a political science major at Wake Forest.
  • Was at the time the highest-drafted soccer player out of Wake Forest in program history, and now is the sixth-highest drafted student-athlete in Demon Deacon Athletics history behind basketball's Tim Duncan (No. 1 in the 1997 NBA draft) and Chris Paul (No. 4 in the 2005 NBA draft), baseball's Kyle Sleeth (No. 3 in the 2003 MLB draft), soccer’s Sam Cronin (No. 2 in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft) and soccer’s Ike Opara (No. 3 in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft).
  • Enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time and listens to country music.
  • Has traveled to Eastern Africa during several MLS off-seasons to participate in faith-based missions in small villages.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 Chicago Fire 8 6 0 542 0 6 0 7 0 2 1
2012 Chicago Fire 4 0 0 65 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
2012 Colorado Rapids 17 5 0 599 1 8 2 10 2 1 0
2011 Colorado Rapids 31 22 3 1935 3 22 9 31 2 4 0
2010 Colorado Rapids 27 13 2 1287 0 16 8 20 4 5 0
2009 New England Revolution 25 17 1 1652 2 14 5 28 2 9 1
2008 New England Revolution 19 8 0 786 1 9 1 17 1 3 0
2007 New England Revolution 27 11 1 1215 0 16 7 26 2 6 0
Career Totals 158 82 7 8081 7 94 32 140 13 30 2

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 8 6 0 542 0 6 0 7 0 2 1

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 4 0 0 65 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 17 5 0 599 1 8 2 10 2 1 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 3 2 0 202 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 31 22 3 1935 3 22 9 31 2 4 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 3 2 0 195 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 27 13 2 1287 0 16 8 20 4 5 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New England Revolution 2 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New England Revolution 25 17 1 1652 2 14 5 28 2 9 1

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New England Revolution 2 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New England Revolution 19 8 0 786 1 9 1 17 1 3 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New England Revolution 4 4 0 345 1 2 1 5 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season New England Revolution 27 11 1 1215 0 16 7 26 2 6 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/27/2013 CHI @ NY L 2-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 TOR @ CHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/12/2013 CHI @ DAL W 3-2 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/4/2013 CHI @ DC W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 MTL @ CHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 CHI @ CLB L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 NE @ CHI W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/11/2013 CHI @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CHI @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2013 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/23/2013 KC @ CHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 CHI @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 MTL @ CHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CHI @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 DC @ CHI W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2013 CHI @ VAN L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 KC @ CHI L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 SJ @ CHI W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 CHI @ CLB W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 COL @ CHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 POR @ CHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2013 DC @ CHI W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHI @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 CHI @ PHI L 0-1 Started 63 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1
5/11/2013 PHI @ CHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
4/27/2013 CHI @ MTL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CLB @ CHI W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
4/14/2013 CHI @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/7/2013 NY @ CHI W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
3/24/2013 CHV @ CHI L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
3/16/2013 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 NE @ CHI L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 CHI @ LA L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 CHI @ NE L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 CHI @ NY W 2-0 Subbed On 30 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
10/3/2012 PHI @ CHI L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI W 1-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 MTL @ CHI W 1-3 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/12/2012 CHI @ TOR W 2-1 Subbed On 27 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
9/5/2012 POR @ COL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2012 COL @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 COL @ SJ L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2012 CHV @ COL T 1-1 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
8/11/2012 COL @ DAL L 2-3 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/4/2012 RSL @ COL W 0-1 Subbed On 41 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 SEA @ COL L 2-1 Subbed On 28 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
7/21/2012 COL @ RSL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7/18/2012 COL @ TOR L 1-2 Started 69 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
7/14/2012 DAL @ COL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 COL @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 VAN @ COL L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 POR @ COL W 0-3 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 SJ @ COL L 2-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 COL @ VAN L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 MTL @ COL W 2-3 Started 68 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0
5/19/2012 KC @ COL T 2-2 Started 78 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/16/2012 COL @ DC L 0-2 Subbed On 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/6/2012 COL @ DAL W 2-0 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2012 COL @ NE L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 CHV @ COL W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 LA @ COL L 2-1 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 COL @ SEA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 COL @ RSL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2012 CHI @ COL W 0-2 Subbed On 24 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/25/2012 COL @ NY L 1-4 Started 65 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/18/2012 COL @ PHI W 2-1 Subbed On 22 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
3/10/2012 CLB @ COL W 0-2 Subbed On 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 COL @ VAN W 2-1 Subbed On 20 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10/14/2011 RSL @ COL T 0-0 Started 82 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
10/1/2011 DAL @ COL W 0-1 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/24/2011 SJ @ COL T 1-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 COL @ TOR L 1-2 Started 59 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 0
9/9/2011 COL @ LA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8/27/2011 COL @ CHI L 0-2 Started 62 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 CHV @ COL T 2-2 Started 58 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 COL @ SJ W 2-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0
8/5/2011 CLB @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
7/29/2011 COL @ PHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7/23/2011 NE @ COL T 2-2 Started 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 NY @ COL W 1-4 Started 90 1 0 2 2 4 3 1 0
7/16/2011 COL @ SEA L 3-4 Started 90 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0
7/9/2011 VAN @ COL W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
7/6/2011 COL @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
7/3/2011 HOU @ COL T 0-0 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 COL @ CLB L 1-4 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 LA @ COL L 3-1 Started 85 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/11/2011 COL @ POR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
6/4/2011 PHI @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
5/28/2011 KC @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/25/2011 COL @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 3 0 0
5/22/2011 TOR @ COL T 0-0 Subbed On 23 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
5/14/2011 COL @ DC T 1-1 Started 89 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
5/7/2011 COL @ NE T 0-0 Started 73 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0
5/4/2011 COL @ HOU W 2-1 Started 80 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
4/30/2011 CHI @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2011 SEA @ COL L 1-0 Subbed On 22 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/13/2011 COL @ RSL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
4/8/2011 COL @ DAL L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/3/2011 DC @ COL W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 COL @ CHV W 1-0 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
3/19/2011 POR @ COL W 1-3 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 COL @ LA W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
10/9/2010 COL @ DAL T 2-2 Subbed On 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
10/2/2010 DC @ COL L 1-0 Started 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2010 PHI @ COL W 1-4 Started 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Subbed On 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/18/2010 NE @ COL W 0-3 Subbed On 19 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
9/11/2010 COL @ NY L 1-3 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
9/4/2010 CHV @ COL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 HOU @ COL W 0-3 Subbed On 30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 COL @ CLB L 1-3 Started 69 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
8/14/2010 COL @ PHI T 1-1 Started 61 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
8/7/2010 SJ @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
7/31/2010 DAL @ COL T 1-1 Started 63 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
7/25/2010 COL @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/17/2010 KC @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 COL @ TOR L 0-1 Started 76 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
7/4/2010 NY @ COL T 1-1 Subbed On 13 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/26/2010 COL @ HOU T 2-2 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/9/2010 COL @ CHI T 2-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 CLB @ COL W 0-1 Subbed On 25 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/29/2010 SEA @ COL W 0-1 Started 60 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/15/2010 COL @ DC W 1-0 Started 68 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
5/5/2010 LA @ COL L 1-0 Started 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 COL @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0
4/24/2010 COL @ NE W 2-1 Started 74 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0
4/18/2010 TOR @ COL W 1-3 Subbed On 31 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
4/10/2010 COL @ KC L 0-1 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4/3/2010 CHI @ COL T 2-2 Subbed On 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2010 COL @ CHV W 1-0 Subbed On 23 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves