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Sounders U-23 Alumni Success

TACOMA, Wash. – Sounders FC U-23 plays a pivotal role in the development of its players. Currently, 14 players have gone on from the Sounders U-23s to play professionally. Sounders U-23 players span six different leagues and four countries across three different continents. now includes an alumni page to help fans track where their favorite former Sounders U-23 players have gone onto play professionally.

Here’s a link to the Sounders U-23 alumni page featuring former players who are now playing professionally around the world:

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Sounders U-23 Welcome Back Academy Alumni

Michael Gallagher (left), Jordan Schweitzer (middle), and Ian Lange (right) in action for the Sounders U-23 last summer (

TACOMA, Wash. – The Sounders U-23 will welcome back three Sounders Academy alumni for the summer’s Premier Development League season. Jordan Schweitzer, Ian Lange and Michael Gallagher all return for their second year with the U-23’s.

Sounders U-23 Manager, Darren Sawatzky, said, “We welcome back three of our blossoming college players for the summer to further assess and prepare them for their fall college seasons. It is great to watch

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Tide host Port Vale Coaches Clinic

Tacoma, Wash.— Tacoma Tide FC today announce a unique opportunity for Puget Sound soccer coaches to get tips from English professionals at the July 16, 2011 Port Vale Coaches Clinic to be held at the Washington Premier FC Fields Complex.

Scheduled to appear at the two-hour observation and chalk talk session are Port Vale FC coaches, including head coach Micky Adams. Adams has managed such historic English clubs as Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United, after a playing career that spanned nearly two decades. The Port Vale coaches combine for decades and decades of professional experience.

Joining in from Tacoma Tide

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Timbers top Tacoma Tide again

The Portland Timbers U23s visited Stadium Bowl on June 8th and ran over Tacoma Tide FC by a final score of 4:1.The Yellows have never beaten Portland in six tries over three seasons. See a match photo gallery here.

The Tide continued a troubling pattern by surrendering another goal by the ten-minute mark. It was 1:0 Timbers when Miles Byass scored on an unassisted shot in the 10th. It was already the sixth goal on the season scored by a Tacoma opponent in the 10th minute or earlier.

Byass doubled the Portland lead in the 52nd when he scored again on an assist from Brent Richards.

The Tide are still getting used to the shorter field dimensions at Stadium Bowl, but their opponents are feasting on the tight settings. Tacoma have been outscored 12-4 in three home matches. “We knew going into the season that our back line was an area of concern,” assistant coach Mike Jennings said after the match. “We lost Elliot Morton to an injury, and we’ve tried several different combinations back there since then. The visiting sides are taking advantage of the field better than we are, using their speed to arrive at the goal before our defenders can.”

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Tide Face Toughest Week in Club History

We will know a lot more about the 2011 Tide around this time next week. Since opening the season on May 13 at Stadium Bowl with a 2:2 draw against North Sound the South Sound Yellows have been practicing, trying to make the most of a ten day break between matches. The break is over, and this week the Tide have three contests that will decide their United States Open Cup fate as well as their early-season contention for a division playoff spot.

Against this week’s foes the Tide are a combined one win, four ties and seven losses in

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Tide Owner, Head Coach Appear on TV Tacoma

On Thursday April 28 Tacoma Tide FC owner Mike Jennings and head coach Gerry Gray were guests on’s CityLine program.

The show will soon be archived and linked online at

Jennings and Gray talked about the role of Tacoma Tide FC in the South Sound soccer community, about the move to Stadium Bowl, and also gave insight into their soccer backgrounds.

TV Tacoma is carried on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems. On Click! TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 in the Tacoma City

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Tide asks over 30 players back, including Bumpus

Tacoma, WA—Tacoma Tide FC of the Premier Development League (PDL) have asked over thirty players back after two open tryout sessions at Stadium Bowl on April 2 and April 3. During the sessions players fought to catch the attention of Head Coach Gerry Gray, Club Owner Mike Jennings and General Manager John Callaway. The atmosphere was professional and the competition was spirited. It took the full two tryout sessions and meetings that followed with Tide staff to decide which players would get a further look out of an initial group of nearly 60.

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Tacoma Tide FC ramping up social media

Tacoma, WA—Tacoma, Washington, is one of the most wired cities in America and Tacoma Tide FC are working to align themselves with their home town’s high tech edge. Recently the six-year old United Soccer Leagues side debuted a partnership with to not only sell Tide tickets online, but to also allow fans to download tickets to their mobile devices and use them for entry at the Stadium Bowl gates. Now the Tide have undergone a renovation of sorts with

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