Sydney FC signs Matt Thompson as injury replacement
Sydney FC has signed midfielder Matt Thompson on an injury replacement contract for youngster Peter Triantis.
Sydney FC has signed midfielder Matt Thompson on an injury replacement contract for youngster Peter Triantis (groin).
The free agent has been without a club since leaving Melbourne Heart at the end of last season and goes straight into the squad for tonight-s game against the Newcastle Jets.
“I couldn-t be happier,” said the 31 year old midfielder. “I-m a Sydney boy so it-s fantastic to be coming home and playing in front of my home crowd.”
Head Coach Frank Farina said he was happy to be adding Thompson-s experience to the squad: “Matt has proven quality in this league and his signing is a boost to Sydney FC. We-ve completed the paperwork so he is a chance to make his debut in tonight-s season opener.”
Thompson has the record for making the most appearances in the Hyundai A-League after a five year spell with the Newcastle Jets, starting in the inaugural season, followed by three years with Heart.
“To get the chance to face my former club in my first game as a Sydney FC player is very special for me,” he said. “I-m looking forward to it immensely.”
Matt Thompson has made 203 Hyundai A-League appearances, scoring 26 goals. He has also represented the Socceroos on four occasions.
Sydney FC open the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season with Harvey Norman Friday Night Football tonight against the Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium.
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