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Scott Thomsen on trial with Achilles 29 in the Netherlands

The one time Red Bulls Homegrown signing looks to be pursuing options abroad after being cut by New York.


After being waived by the team a little under a month ago, Scott Thomsen has reappeared.

The New York Red Bulls initially signed Thomsen in December as part of a huge streak of Homegrown signings. He took place in preseason training with the team, alongside fellow new Homegrowns Brandon Allen, Tyler Adams, Chris Thorshiem, Mael Corboz, Derrick Etienne, and Alex Muyl. Thomsen played in multiple scrimmages with the team, before being the third and final Homegrown cut as the season started. Immediately following the release of Mael Corboz (the first Homegrown cut), rumors sprung up of an NYRBII contract being extended to the midfielder. Corboz eventually moved on from the Red Bulls, signing for the Wilmington Hammerheads in the USL. No such contract rumors surfaced for Thomsen or Thorsheim.

Now, after going dark for multiple weeks, Thomsen has reappeared.

Two days later, Thomsen announced he was on trial with Dutch Eerste Divisie club, Achilles 29.

Achilles 29 currently sits 16th in the second division, on a five-game losing streak at the moment. The team was promoted from the third division at the end of the 2013 season despite losing the national amateur title. The Groesbeek based team has been an amateur team for the majority of its history until they won the Topklasse (third division/top amateur division) in the 2011-2012 season. However, despite their league victory they remained a third division team, choosing to remain in the amateur leagues. The next year the team came in second in the amateur national championship, but were promoted as VV Katwijk passed on the opportunity.

As of now, nothing has been heard from the third Homegrown cut, Chris Thorsheim.

Best of luck on your European adventures Scott!