Welcome to DCU - Craig Thompson

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  1. Zman Gunner

    Zman Gunner BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 7, 2003
    Middletown, DE
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goff is reporting that DCU signed its first Colorado School of Mines Oredigger in Craig Thompson, a 5'8" 160 lb. right-sided midfielder who played forward in college. He was the 2007 Rocky Mountain Athletic League player of the year and scored 17 goals in 2007. He was drafted by Houston in the 2008 Supplemental draft but did not make the team as he missed pre-season training camp while he finished school and then just had a quick trial with the Dynamo. He played a few reserve game appearances for DCU as a guest player this season. With recent injuries to Quaranta and Mediate, he may get some playing time with US Open Cup and more reserve games on the horizon. He takes the developmental roster spot vacated when Jeff Curtin retired.
     
  2. Bill-DC

    Bill-DC Member+

    May 20, 2002
    Another jersey for JH6 :)
     
  3. gocaps

    gocaps Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    With the SEs in 134
    The Colorado School of Mines has a high-level soccer team? Do they play underground?
     
  4. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even better - I love that they're known as the Orediggers!
     
  5. writered21

    writered21 Member+

    Jul 14, 2001
    Middle of the Road
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. RayWhitney

    RayWhitney Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    Laurel, MD
    Sir:

    Alas, they are a low-level soccer team.

    There it is


    (Ok, feeling silly after the victory...)
     
  7. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

    The Arsenal
    Wales
    Dec 9, 2003
    laceyforest.arl.va
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
  8. gocaps

    gocaps Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    With the SEs in 134
    Did you know that, before he was released, Franco Niell made up a small percentage of the DCU roster?
     
  9. writered21

    writered21 Member+

    Jul 14, 2001
    Middle of the Road
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Couldn't tell ya, but it's been there since the 1890s.

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    Colorado School of Mines' conference, the RMAC, has the best set of nicknames ever.

    Grizzlies, Eagles, Cougars, Mountain Lions, Orediggers, ThunderWolves, Skyhawks, Mavericks, Roadrunners, Lopers, Cowboys, Rangers, Mustangs, and Mountaineers.
     
  10. John_Harkes_6

    John_Harkes_6 New Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Baltimore, MD.
    Is it bad that the first thing I thought was I hope he get cut before the end of the season so all his gear is available at the equipment sale? :D
     
  11. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When I saw Goff's post, I immediately thought of JH6.....and what he wouldn't do to get cut rate stuff with his name on it. :D
     
  12. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I am still waiting for Ashley Cole to sign with us. :rolleyes:
     
  13. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    Don't read the first line aloud with a brit accent
     
  14. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
  15. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Or you could just donate all of Jason Thompson's stuff back to DC. Sort of like an "on loan" deal for your collection. We can all go out to reserve games and watch your equipment in motion. So when Thompson II gets the axe, you can get back all your swag. And maybe anything new he sweat on :)

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  16. Boda United

    Boda United Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    No. Va.
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ohhhhh......Mines.........Here I was waiting for a guy with a white face pretending he was stuck in a box.......
     
  17. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmmmm, obscure dude from a no-name school in Colorado ... is this Chad Ashton's influence? ........ didn't he coach for the mighty U of Denver Pioneers?

    Orediggers is an awesome nickname.
     
  18. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good idea, but in reality JH6 already owns all of United's stuff, and just leases it back to the team.
     
  19. ControlledChaos

    ControlledChaos New Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Omaha, NE
    Question...I've been thinking about this for a while...

    When I was back home in Nebraska a couple months ago, I could've SWORN a read an article about two Omaha players getting signed with United. I believe one of the players came from Creighton Prep High School, and I think the other one may have been from Pius.

    Does anyone know where I kind find this information out? The Omaha World-Herald's Web site is pretty much horrible for looking up old articles...
     
  20. Doctor Woo

    Doctor Woo Member

    Nov 5, 1999
    Newport, OR
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Been there. It is about an hour up the pike from Denver. It is in the same town we can thank for Coors beer. Stupendous mineralogy museum. And, no, not known for its soccer program.

    He might not help our midfield, but if he's smart he can parlay this into a job at the US Geological Survey in Reston.
     
  21. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I'm a little concerned about the costs of an oredigger to United.
     
  22. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

    The Arsenal
    Wales
    Dec 9, 2003
    laceyforest.arl.va
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
    I'm willing to bet you'd have to take a shaft down just to get to the locker rooms. ;)
     
  23. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    ok - let me set the record straight, I've never seen this kid play.

    Creighton's Tony Schmitz was drafted in the 4th round, but didn't make the team out of training camp. I believe that he's originally from Omaha.
     
  24. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Stupid NCAA. We had to change our mascot from Indians to Mustangs even though we had the blessing of the Kiowa tribe. Now we have to be lumped in with SMU for god knows how long.
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    This is also the same conference that produced John Cunliffe for Chivas USA and Daniel Woolard (Go Indians!) for the Chicago Fire.
     
  25. ControlledChaos

    ControlledChaos New Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Omaha, NE
    Gotcha. Thanks. I figured both of 'em didn't end up making it through, just cuz I never saw them on the roster or heard anything about them....It would've been sweet to have a fellow Omahan on the team though...
     

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