Abe Thompson (Player) - Inducted 2021
Abe Thompson played as a striker for the Braddock Road Warhawks (1999 U-17 USYS National Champions), WT Woodson Cavaliers (2000 AAA VHSL State Champions), U-17 US National Team (fourth place at the 1999 U-17 FIFA World Cup), and the Maryland Terrapins. At the University of Maryland, he helped the Terps win the 2002 ACC Championship, advance to three straight NCAA College Cup Final Fours, and finished his career as the school's all-time points leader. Following graduation, Abe played professionally for eight seasons: five in Major League Soccer for FC Dallas, the Kansas City Wizards, Boulder Rapids now the Colorado Rapids and the Houston Dynamo; and three in the North American Soccer League for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Abe has been a coach at BRYC Elite Academy since 2014, working with the U15-U19 girls to help the players to further their development and prepare them to be recruited and to excel at the next level.