English-born center back Tom Thorpe reportedly is on a 10-day trial with New York City FC, which is seeking cover for tje center back position after Maxime Chanot will miss 8-10 weeks due to a sports hernia operation.

Thorpe, a 24-year-old who is not with the team, NYCFC radio announcer Glenn Crooks reported on Twitter Thursday.

He came through the Manchester United Academy and last played for Bolton in England. He also has had stints at Birmingham City, Rotherham United and Bradford City.

Thorpe has seen action with every England national youth team from Under-16 through U-21.