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Sounders U-23’s Earn 1st Round NCAA Victories

Sounders U-23’s Chase Hanson (left) celebrates with Miguel Gonzalez after Gonzalez’s game winner (Courtesy: Mark Kuhlmann)

Tacoma, WA. – Thursday November 21st marked the start of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. Sounders U-23 talent from eight schools made the tournament and five of them played in Thursday’s first round action.
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University of Akron beat University of Indiana 3-2 in their first round matchup off a 48th minute game winner. Akron quickly went up 3-0 with Sounders U-23 Aodhan Quinn scoring a goal and assisting on the team’s game winner.

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Tracking the Sounders of Tomorrow

Tacoma, WA – While the Seattle Sounders FC and other MLS squads are battling on the field for top honors in the 2012 MLS season, there is also a competition behind the scenes to build the strongest squad for future. Teams that develop youth players through their academy system will not have to expend a valuable draft pick when those players leave college. Instead, the can sign their “Homegrown Player” directly to the MLS squad.

The Seattle Sounders FC have one of the strongest development systems in the entire MLS. Last year, the addition of the Sounders FC

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