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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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Jan.
9th

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

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

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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Nov.
22nd

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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April
24th

Sounders U-23 keeper Herrick signs with MLS

Doug Herrick poses for a photo while with Sounders U-23 in 2012 (SoundersPhotos.com)

TACOMA, Wash. – 2012 Sounders FC U-23 goalkeeper, Doug Herrick has signed with Major League Soccer.  Herrick has signed as an emergency pool goalkeeper for the league.  Should an MLS club suffer an extreme hardship, needing a goalkeeper, Herrick would join the club and fill the need.

Since January, Herrick has been training regularly with Seattle Sounders FC.  Under the terms of the contract, he will continue to be based out of

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March
27th

Sounders U-23 Sign 3 Academy Alumni

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

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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March
6th

Sounders U-23 to compete in U.S. Open Cup

This news in today from the club:

The Sounders FC U-23s are one of 16 Premier Development League (PDL) teams to qualify for the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, it was announced today by United Soccer Leagues. The Sounders U-23s will compete in their first U.S. Open Cup and begin play in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday, May 14.

The Sounders U-23 qualified for the 2013 U.S. Open Cup based upon their finish in the 2012 regular season as the top team of the Western Conference’s Northwest Division. Four teams from each of the PDL’s four conferences will enter the tournament.
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Jan.
17th

Sounders U-23 Fernando Monge Drafted to MLS

Fernando Monge takes on the Portland Timber U-23 (photos by Chris Coulter, SoundersPhotos.com)

Tacoma, WA – Sounders U-23 alum, Fernando Monge was drafted today to Major League Soccer by the Montreal Impact at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Monge was drafted with the 18th selection of the MLS SuperDraft 1st Round.

 HIGHLIGHTS – http://www.mlssoccer.com/video/2013/01/16/mls-superdraft-fernando-monge

Sounders U-23 standout Fernando Monge was a standout midfielder in a roster with multiple MLS talents. Monge’s season was highlighted by an 88th minute, game-winner, on the road against Cascadia rival; Portland Timbers U-23. Fernando Monge

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July
31st

DeAndre Yedlin Earns All-PDL 1st Team

SoundersU23.com - Sounders FC U-23 defender, DeAndre Yedlin, was named First-Team All-PDL on Tuesday. The right back started every match during the 2012 campaign, scoring a goal and an assist. The selection recognizes Yedlin as one of the 11 best PDL players amongst the 73 teams across North America.

Sounders U-23 Head Coach, Darren Sawatzky said, “DeAndre is a dynamic, modern, outside back, with a great engine.  He was a warrior this summer logging every minute of every game.”

Yedlin joined the Sounders U-23 after his freshman season at

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