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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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Sounders U-23 Sign East Coast Stars

Clement Simonin (left) in action at North Carolina State, Austin Dunker (right) for Elon University

TACOMA, Wash. – The Sounders U-23 have signed two defenders from North Carolina-based Universities for the 2014 Premier Development League season. Clement Simonin, 22, is a French center back who anchored North Carolina State through the grueling Atlantic Coast Conference. Austin Dunker, 21, is an outside back from one of the stingiest defenses in college soccer, Elon University.

Clement Simonin grew up playing for his home-town club, FC Lorient, in France. At 20

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Former Sounders U-23 Star Called Up to Team USA

DeAndre Yedlin in action for the Sounders U-23 in 2012 (

TACOMA, Wash. – 2012 Sounders FC U-23 star, DeAndre Yedlin, followed an All-Star rookie season in MLS with a call up today to the United States National Team. Yedlin will participate in the team’s January camp from January 6 to February 1.

This call-up is the 20-year-old’s first for the senior national team. He started three matches for the United States in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, falling to Spain and Ghana while earning a

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Sounders U-23 Sign 3 Academy Alumni

Nick Raskasky (left) / Aaron Kovar (center) / Darwin Jones (right) (Photos by

TACOMA, Wash. – Following Open Tryouts for Sounders FC and Sounders FC U-23, which saw nearly 200 participants fighting for a spot in rave green, the Sounders FC U-23 have announced the signing of three Sounders Academy products, Darwin Jones, Aaron Kovar, and Nick Raskasky for the 2013 PDL Season.
Top players from the Sounders FC Open Tryout will be called back to trial with the Sounders FC U-23 in attempt to earn

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Hope Solo Donates time/money to Boys & Girls Club


Tukwila, WA – On December 18th, Hope Solo spent time with children at the Henry T. Schatz Boys & Girls Club in Tacoma, Washington. She played games with Boys & Girls Club kids, answered questions from the crowd, and presented a $5,000 check on behalf of Solo and the Sounders Women to Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound.

“Thank you to Hope Solo and Sounders Women for a great day for our Club members and all

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Meet Hope Solo – Tuesday at Boys & Girls Club

Tukwila, Wash – Hope Solo will appear at the Henry T. Schatz Boys & Girls Club to meet staff, kids, fans, and present a $5,000 check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. The National Team goalkeeper will be at the “Hope Center” on Tuesday, December 18th, from 3:00-4:30pm.

Sounders Women ownership will accompany Hope Solo as she tours the HOPE Center, signs autographs, and presents a donation check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. Along with middle school and elementary school kids from the

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Sounders Women Sign 4 More - The Sounders Women have officially signed four more players for the 2012 W-League campaign. The Sounders add three college graduates and a local high school standout, who is headed to the University of Washington in the fall. The signees are Sophie Reiser (Columbia U.), Victoria Frederick (Alabama), Kara Kuttler (Seattle U.), and Isabel Farrell (to U.W.).

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