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Chris Thorsheim signs for Nykobing FC

The RBNY Academy product and (briefly) Homegrown player is moving up the leagues in Denmark.

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Chris Thorsheim was part of the New York Red Bulls U-23 team that won the NPSL championship in 2014, and the Academy product advanced to a Homegrown Player contract with RBNY when he emerged from college in 2015. But his stint as a full-time pro with the Red Bulls was short-lived: Thorsheim was cut scarcely four months into his RBNY career, one of three Homegrowns (Mael Corboz and Scott Thomsen being the others; all three players were officially signed on the same day and cut within about two weeks of each other) who didn't make it through their first preseason.

By the summer of 2016, Thorsheim had landed with Danish third-tier outfit Middelfart (stop it). And now he has converted that experience into a step up: Nykobing FC has announced Thorsheim's signing on its official Facebook page. The club revealed the player's contract will run to the end of the Danish 2017-18 season.

Thorsheim joins a team currently placed eighth in Denmark's 12-team First Division (the second tier of Danish soccer), but only four points off the top spot in a crowded table. (Anatole Abang's old team, Hobro, is currently first.)

On Facebook, Nykobing's sporting director, Claus Jensen, described Thorsheim as "technically gifted" with "great offensive qualities". Nykobing returns from its winter break at the beginning of March.