Scot Thompson retires from playing, after seven years with the Timbers, where he became a fan favorite.

Timbers defender Scot Thompson, who undoubtedly will go down as the most popular and best-remembered player of the Timbers USL era, announced his official retirement from playing at a gathering for teammates and fans.

Thompson joined in the Timbers in 2004 from the Los Angeles Galaxy as a loan player, quickly finding his place as a fan favorite, and was signed by the team in 2005. Over his time with the Timbers, he played 12,994 minutes for the Timbers in 156 regular season games, both Timbers records, and scored nine goals over that time. He was named one of the top USL players of the decade by, and also impressed Premiership side Sunderland during a scrimmage in 2005 that he earned a tryout with the team.