Just for completeness' sake, here's quotes Thompson gave to the press of the Chicago Fire:
"I don’t think I was in the coach’s plans for the long-term," Thompson told MLSsoccer.com. "I just felt that out, and I thought it was in my best interest and my family’s best interest to see about somewhere else.
"It’s been a tough year for the club in general, but also for me personally, playing time and that sort of thing. Everybody wants to play, you know? I was just looking for a team I thought I could do that at."
"He brings us some good depth out wide," Klopas told reporters on Monday. "He’s another veteran guy who’s been a consistent player in New England and Colorado, and brings experience. He’s technically a very good player and he’s a guy that you can count on."