Scott Thomsen made 18 appearances for the Kickers in the 2018 USL Championship campaign. | Photo courtesy Jessica Stone Hendricks / Richmond Kickers
RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Kickers announced on Friday the club had re-signed defender Scott Thomsen for the 2019 USL League One season, pending league and federation approval.
“Scott is a player that brings a lot of experience and USL Championship-level quality,” said Kickers Head Coach David Bulow. “He has shown a great desire to be part of our evolving organization, and his leadership will be invaluable to bringing glory back to the Richmond Kickers.”
Thomsen returns after making 18 appearances for the Kickers in 2018, scoring one goal and adding an assist. In his first stint with the Kickers, he joined the club mid-season in 2016 and netted one goal and added one assist en route to the birth in the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs. Following the 2016 season, he joined Orlando City B where he made 15 appearances.
“I’m thankful and humbled to re-sign with Richmond,” said Thomsen. “There are so many exciting things happening around the club with the new ownership group and new league. I am grateful to David [Bulow], Matt [Spear], and Rob [Ukrop] for believing in me and trusting me to be a key part of this new era in the Richmond Kickers history. I can’t wait to be back at City Stadium and be a part of performances and wins the Red Army and the RVA community can be proud of again.”
Previously, the native of Brick Township, New Jersey, was signed by Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls as a Homegrown Player in December 2015 following a standout collegiate career at the University of Virginia. Claiming the 2014 NCAA Championship, he started 56 of 66 career matches and was a two-time ACC All-Academic Team honoree. One of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award, he led the team in assists during his freshman and junior years, finishing with three goals and 18 assists over four seasons.