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Category: Sounders U-23s

June
5th

1v1 with Former Sounders U-23, Now Pro; Miles Byass

Miles Byass in action for the Sounders U-23 in the 2013 US Open Cup vs. Charlotte Eagles (CharlotteEagles.com)

SUMNER, Wash. – The Sounders U-23 are all about #TheFuture, while winning games now! With 16 former Sounders U-23 players now applying their trade for professional teams around the world, we check in with Miles Byass. Miles signed this offseason with JIPPO Joensuu in Finland.

JIPPO is based in Joensuu. It plays in the Ykkönen, the second highest level of Finnish football.

SoundersU23.com – What does this mean to you, to

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May
30th

Sounders U-23 vs Whitecaps U-23 (PREVIEW)

Luis Esteves rises for a header goal in a 2013 Whitecaps vs Sounders matchup (SoundersPhotos.com)

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – The Sounders U-23 (0pts 0-2-0) will host the Vancouver Whitecaps U-23 (3pts 0-2-3) Friday night at Curtis High School in search of their first points of the 2014 season. The Cascadia rival clubs will meet for a 7:00 p.m. start.

The Sounders opened the season on the road against league newcomer, Lane United FC, and fell 1-0 despite out shooting their opponent by a margin of 12-4. Then last Sunday the

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May
29th

Sounders U-23 meet Vancouver Friday at Curtis

SoundersU23.com - On Friday night at 7pm, the Sounders U-23 resume PDL play against Cascadian rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps U-23. Tickets are available on SoundersU23.com or at the game for $10 each.

If you missed last weekend’s match, there were 5 goals and plenty of action, see the video highlights: Sounders U-23 vs Puget Sound Gunners highlights – CLICK HERE

May
23rd

Sounders U-23 Home Opener – Sunday (PREVIEW)

SUMNER, Wash. –The Sounders U-23 will return to Sunset Stadium in Sumner this Sunday for their home opener of the 2014 Premier Development League season. They will take on the Puget Sound Gunners FC at 2:00 p.m. in search of three points.

VIDEO Sounders U-23 Season Preview – CLICK HERE

Fresh from their offseason rebranding, the Gunners FC (formerly the North Sound SeaWolves FC) earned one point in their season opener against the Portland Timbers U-23.

Former Sounders U-23 Star, DeAndre Yedlin Named to World Cup Roster

The Sounders U-23 are coming off

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May
13th

Sounders U-23 Sign Two International Imports

Mo Dumbuya (left) in action at Bethel University and Luis De la Vega (right) for the Laredo Heat of PDL

SoundersU23.com – The Sounders U-23 have signed Mohammed “Mo” Dumbuya and Luis DeLaVega for the 2014 Premier Development League season. Dumbuya comes to the Sounders U-23 from Bethel University of the Southern States Athletic Conference, while DeLaVega brings prior PDL experience from his time with the Laredo Heat.

“One of the most important parts of player development is finding different types of players and allowing them to showcase

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May
9th

Lots of local soccer despite Sounders’ weekend away

Seattle Sounders FC is off to New England for their MLS match at 3 p.m. Sunday. However, there are lots of soccer events around the area, including Sounders U-23, and appearance of Michelle Akers at Starfire, and four matches in the Evergreen Premier League, including the home debut of South Sound FC. A look at some of those events:

Pierce County-based Sounders U-23 will play a preseason friendly at 8 p.m. Friday at Bellingham United. That one is the second game of a double-header that starts at 6 p.m. with Sounders Women playing Western Washington.

Michelle Akers, who grew

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April
29th

Jordan Morris Joins Sounders U-23

Jordan Morris in action for the United States U-21 (Pascal Guyot AFP Getty Images)

TACOMA, Wash. – The Sounders U-23 have signed one of the brightest Sounders Academy stars, Jordan Morris, for the 2014 Premier Development League season. Morris is currently a sophomore at the University of Stanford and holds caps for the United States U-20 and U-21 National Teams.

Jordan Morris, a sophomore at Stanford, burst on to the national soccer awareness after scoring 27 goals in 28 matches for the Sounders Academy and being named the U-17/18 US Soccer Development

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April
21st

Sounders U-23 Add NC St. & Duquesne Stars

Michael Bajza introduced at North Carolina State (left) and Thomas diVillardi volleys the ball at Duquesne University (right)

TACOMA, Wash. – The Sounders U-23 have signed midfielder, Michael Bajza from North Carolina State University, and midfield/defender, Thomas de Villardi from Duquesne University for the 2014 Premier Development League season.
Michael Bajza, 19, made 17 appearances for NC State and started in 13 matches during the 2013 season. Michael scored two goals and had two assists. During Bajza’s freshman season, he totaled 26 shots, and was ranked 68th in

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