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Sounders U-23’s Kovar & Okoli Jump to MLS

Aaron Kovar (left) & Sean Okoli (right) in action for the Sounders U-23 in 2013 (

Tacoma, Wash. – Seattle Sounders FC announced today the signing of two stars from the Sounders U-23 to MLS contracts, midfielder Aaron Kovar and forward Sean Okoli. Kovar and Okoli are the 6th and 7th Sounders U-23’s to sign with Major League Soccer clubs. They will join DeAndre Yedlin as Sounders U-23 alumni currently suiting up for the Sounders 1st Team.

“It is a

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Sounders FC Open-Tryouts on March 8-9

DeAndre Yedlin, former Sounders U-23 defender, and current MLS All-Star (

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 (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

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Sounders U-23’s DeAndre Yedlin Signs for Sounders FC


RENTON, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC has signed defender DeAndre Yedlin, the club announced today. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed. Yedlin is the first Homegrown Player signed by Sounders FC in franchise history.

“We are thrilled to sign DeAndre as our first Homegrown Player,” said Owner and General Manager Adrian Hanauer. “Darren Sawatzky and Dick McCormick deserve much of the credit, as they have developed a top academy program for Sounders FC.  Hopefully DeAndre is the first of many

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Sounders U23 Sign Three Standouts – The Sounders U23 continue to construct their roster for the 2012 PDL Season with the signing of Aodhan Quinn from the University of Akron, Anthony Arena from Wake Forest University, and local talent from Puyallup; Mark Lee.

The three signings add elite level talent to the Sounders U23. Quinn and Arena are integral parts of national soccer powerhouses; Akron and Wake Forest. Mark Lee comes to the Sounders U23 after a PDL National Championship with the Kitsap Pumas and discussions with various MLS clubs.

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Sounders FC U-23 Pre-Game Clinics – Sign Up – The Seattle Sounders FC U-23 will hold a special Pre-Game Goal Scoring Clinic before six of their home matches this season. Kids will have the chance to learn how to be better goal scorers or shot stoppers from former Sounders FC player, and current Sounders FC U-23 coach, Ben Dragavon.


Boy and girl soccer players, aged 8-18, will enhance their soccer skills on the same field as the Sounders FC U-23 players. Pre-Game scoring clinics will end just one hour before Sounders FC U-23 take on their league

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Doyle’s & Sounders U23 Host South-Sound Viewing Party – On Wednesday, the Sounders FC play the 2nd leg of their Champions League Quarterfinal in Mexico. Doyle’s Public House, a soccer bar in Tacoma will offer a fun environment for South Sound fans to enjoy the match. The Sounders U-23 have partnered with Doyle’s for the event.

The viewing party will include Sounders FC prizes including gear and tickets for the U-23 season. Fans will also have a chance to visit Sounders U-23 staff including Darren Sawatzky, the head coach of the Sounders U-23 and Director of Sounders FC Youth Development.

Sounders FC vs. Santos Laguna kicks off

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40,000 armbands will honor Keller on Saturday

Forty thousand of these armbands will be given out at the Sounders-San Jose game Saturday, as part of the honoring of captain/keeper Kasey Keller‘s final regular-season home game before his retirement.

If you want one, you might want to arrive at least kind of early, as ticket sales have clicked over 58,000.


Game crucial to Fire, of interest to Sounders

The Sounders return to practice at Starfire today. And they resume MLS play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the regular-season home finale vs. San Jose. However, there are a couple of league matches tonight. Here are previews from MLS:

Chicago Fire vs. FC Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
· The Fire saw their three-game winning streak come to an end in their last game, a 1-1 draw at Houston on Oct. 1.
· Dominic Oduro returned to his goalscoring ways, netting the lone goal in Houston, his third goal in the last four games and the seventh of his

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