DeAndre Yedlin, former Sounders U-23 defender, and current MLS All-Star (SoundersPhotos.com)
Tacoma, WA – On March 8 and 9, 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 (CLICK HERE).
Tryouts will be held at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner, Washington. All pre-registered players will participate in tryouts on Saturday, March 8th. The top players from Saturday’s sessions will be asked to return for the final day of tryouts on Sunday, March 9. All registered players will be split into two separate groups from noon until 4pm on Saturday, March 8, and invited players will return for Sunday’s final session from 9am to 11am.
“There are many exciting opportunities for players coming this year. The tryout process becomes a great place to find the players to fill these opportunities,” 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 18 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 8-9
Times: Saturday – 12pm-4pm (players will be emailed with any specifics on session assignment) and Sunday – 9-11am
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 7, 2011 (3pm cutoff)