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Skylar Thomas Signs with Memphis 901 FC

By Memphis 901 FC, 03/22/21, 2:30PM CDT

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Defender Adds Playoff Experience to Growing Roster

Defender Brings Playoff Experience to Growing Roster

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis 901 FC announced the addition of defender Skylar Thomas to the club’s 2021 roster on Monday pending league and federation approval.

Thomas has played five seasons within the USL Championship and one season in the Canadian Premier League tallying six goals and four assists in over 130 professional appearances.

“As an experienced player in this league, Skylar will bring intelligence and calmness to our defensive unit. His size and athletic ability make him a handful to deal with,” Howard said.

The 6-foot-4-inch defender brings strength in the air and tough 1-v-1 defending to Memphis’s backline. With Pittsburgh in 2020, Thomas won 70 percent of aerial duels and 76 percent of tackles.

Along with Pittsburgh, Thomas has played for Charleston and Toronto FC II. In his five seasons of Championship play, his teams have reached the playoffs three times.

Prior to his No. 11 selection by Toronto FC in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, Thomas played collegiate soccer at Syracuse University.

Thomas joins defenders Zach Carroll, Raúl Gonzalez and Mark Segbers, midfielders Kadeem Dacres, Mitch Guitar, Dan Metzger and Leston Paul, forward Kyle Murphy, and goalkeeper John Berner.

Additional news and information about the 2021 roster, schedule, tickets and more will be available in the coming weeks and months.

For the latest information on the team, visit www.memphis901fc.com and follow the club on social media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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