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KAI THOMAS   PROFILE
     
 

Current: New York City FC

Date of Birth: 11/9/2002

Graduating Year: 2021

 

GPA:  3.8

 

Jersey Number: #36

 

Primary Position:  4

 

Secondary Position: 5 / 6

 

Height: 6’2”

 

Weight: 165 lbs.


PLAYING EXPERIENCE

 

MLS Dev. Academy New York City FC: 2018-19 

MLS Dev. Academy FC Dallas: 2017-18

 

MLS Adidas Generation All-Star Team; Holland & Netherlands 2018

Parkland Soccer Club   Florida: 2016-17

 

Dev. Pre-Academy Weston FC Boys 2002:  2014-15

US National Training Center Camp U15: Carson, CA 2015

Strengths

  • Ability to perceive and read cues (far and close).
  • Ability to process (make choices) under pressure without emotion.
  • Very good knowledge of the dynamic game.
  • Ability to recognize cues in situations.
  • Good passing long/short driven balls.
  • First touch forward to drive inside with ball by dribbling.
  • Positioning, anticipating dealing with vertical long balls.
  • Efficiency in aerial and ground duals.
  • Varity of passing skills.
  • Reading the game.
  • Excellent positioning and decision-making.
  • Good eye movements and think ahead.
  • Play to win. 

Ambition

  • Play professional soccer at Manchester City in England.
  • Want to make the US National Camp.
  • Play in the World Cup.

Use this platform to inspire others to take the risk and go after their goals and dreams regardless of the set backs along the way.

Identity

  • Trust in myself and believe in my potential
  • Solid decision making
  • Learn from my mistakes
  • Able to keep my mind on the present
  • Coachable and use feedback well.
  • Challenge: See things as a challenge and remember what I do well.
  • Ownership: Takes responsibility for everything that impact my performance.  I believe that my performance is my own.
  •  Risk: Get out of comfort zone and take calculated risks and find out how far I can go.
  • Grit and Perseverance: No quick fix, keep working hard.
  • Resilience:  Have the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
  • Strength to persist in the face of obstacles.Courage: