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Cal’s Thomas Williamson picked by San Jose Earthquakes in 2021 MLS Draft

One Cal player’s name was called in Thursday’s 2021 MLS Draft, with forward Thomas Williamson selected by the San Jose Earthquakes at No. 12 overall.

Welcome to San Jose, @t_will999!

Quakes select @CalMSoc’s Tommy Williamson with the 12th overall pick.— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) January 21, 2021

Williamson scored nine goals in 18 appearances for the Golden Bears in 2019, picking up Pac-12 All-Second Team honors in the process.

The striker was with his teammates before training Thursday when his name was called, and it was pandemonium.