"Matt Thomas has been a part of our Lights FC family since season one. As a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Matt was identified through our open tryouts last year and went on to score our very first goal in USL history. Last week he requested to be released from his Lights FC player contract so he could attempt to find more consistent playing time elsewhere. We honored his request and wish him all the best moving forward playing for St. Louis. He will always be welcomed back to Cashman Field." -- Brett Lashbrook, Lights FC Owner & C.E.O.