This news arrived this morning:
On March 23 and 24, the Sounders FC U-23 will host open tryouts for the Seattle Sounders FC. All players looking to join the Sounders FC can test their skills in front of Sounders coaches and staff with a chance to be a Sounder. Registration is now active on SoundersU23.com.
Tryouts will be held at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner, Washington. All pre-registered players will participate in tryouts on Saturday, March 23. The top players from two sessions on Saturday will be asked to return for the final day of tryouts on Sunday, March 24. All registered players will be split into two separate groups for a morning session (7-10am) and afternoon (2-5pm) session.
“In order to evaluate the players and give them the best opportunity to show, we need to separate the groups,” Sounders U-23 head coach, Darren Sawatzky said. “We are excited to see the local and regional talent in March.”
Open tryouts are open to male soccer players, ages 16 years and older. Tryouts will feature small-sided as well as 11v11 games. Players will be assessed by members of the Sounders FC technical and coaching staffs.
Sounders FC Technical Director, Chris Henderson, said, “We are always on the lookout for top level talent and we want a deep roster where everyone contributes. The Northwest is known for producing excellent players, and these tryouts provide an opportunity to evaluate talented players from this region and beyond.”
The registration cost for each player is $50. All players must register online at SoundersU23.com and will not be allowed to participate unless they have registered and pre-paid.
Date: March 23-24
Times: Saturday – 7-10am or 2-5pm (players will be told which session they are assigned to) and Sunday – 7-10am
Location: Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner, WA – 901 Valley Avenue, Sumner, WA 98390
Registration: All players wishing to attend tryouts must fill out the application forms at SoundersU23.com. Applications must be submitted online and payment processed. Absolutely no applications will be accepted via phone or fax. All registrants will receive email confirmation.
Registration Fee: $50
Registration Deadline: March 22, 2011 (3pm cutoff)
Register here: http://www.soundersu23.com/roster/tryouts/index_E.html