In his first season in the USL Championship in 2021, Tom lived up to his reputation as a serial leader as he was named captain of the Tacoma Defiance. He was their iron man, leading the club in minutes (2,419) across 29 appearances and 26 starts. The 24-year-old also added two goals while leading Tacoma to a strong 2021 campaign of 10 wins and 39 points.
“Tom is a true leader. He represented his country as a captain at the U17 level and has earned the honor of being a captain with many of his club teams. His leadership qualities and technical ability at the back will be huge for this club on and off the field.”
BEFORE HARTFORD ATHLETIC
Prior to making his U.S. soccer debut, Tom played 10 years in the Liverpool youth system and represented England at the U-17 level. In 2019-2020, Tom made his professional debut for Morecambe FC in League Two of the English Football League and tallied 27 appearances and two goals across all competitions. Previously, he made 16 appearances for AFC Fylde of the National League, the fifth-tier of English football.