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Thomas played as a youth for Hazzard United F.C. in Jamaica. He came to the United States to play college soccer at the University of Connecticut. He played two seasons, 2001 and 2002, and was named an NSCAA second team All-American his sophomore year.
After that year, Thomas entered the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, where he was selected 10th overall by the Dallas Burn. Thomas struggled in his first year, often appearing raw, but finished the season with 14 starts and 1252 minutes for the Burn. In the offseason, Thomas was traded to the Wizards in exchange for Eric Quill and Carey Talley. In his second year, Thomas established himself as a solid defender, playing center back for one of the league's best defensive teams. He finished the season with 1880 minutes in 22 starts.
Thomas looks poised to break into a major role with the Jamaica national football team, which has a number of talented attacking players, but few defenders playing in top leagues. He currently has 12 caps, and has represented the team at every youth level.
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