Palos Verdes’ John Thorrington: Back From the Brink

Chicago Fire midfielder John Thorrington was acknowledged as one of the finest soccer products to emerge from the South Bay when he joined England’s storied Manchester United out of the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Chadwick School.

His pro career hasn’t quite had the expected trajectory, however, with injuries stifling his anticipated progress.

But Thorrington persevered, scoring two goals for the Fire last weekend to beat the Colorado Rapids.

Here’s a concise profile that traces the challenges he has faced.

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