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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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Eric Stevenson Signs for NY Red Bulls

Eric Stevenson splits two Timbers for the Sounders U-23 in 2013 (

TACOMA, Wash. – 2013 Sounders U-23 midfielder and University of Akron star, Eric Stevenson, was signed by the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer today. Stevenson was drafted with the 34th overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft in January. After a successful preseason with the club, he was officially signed for his first professional contract.

Eric Stevenson, 23, said, “It’s what I’ve worked for my whole life, it’s been my goal since I was 4

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David Geno Signs Professionally in Charlotte

David Geno raises his finger to the air after scoring four goals in one half during a U.S. Open Cup match (

Tacoma, Wash. – Former Sounders U-23 forward, and East Tennessee State University star, David Geno, signed on to play professionally for the Charlotte Eagles of the USL-Pro for 2014. Pending USSF approval, Geno will join the Eagles in May after graduating from ETSU.

Geno joined the Sounders U-23 for the 2013 season. Their first match of the year came in the opening round of the US Open Cup

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Former U-23 Signs with USL-Pro Charlotte Eagles

Doug Herrick poses for a Sounders U-23 photo shoot in 2012 (

Tacoma, Wash. – In 2012, Doug Herrick patrolled the Sounders U-23 goal on route to a PDL National Final Four appearance. After a year of training with the Sounders 1st Team as the Major League Soccer Pool-Goalkeeper, Herrick has now signed a professional contract with the Charlotte Eagles of USL-Pro.

Doug Herrick said, “Moving to Charlotte is a huge step in my career. Goalkeepers are judged based

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Sounders U-23’s Peay and Stevenson Drafted in MLS SuperDraft

Tacoma, Wash. – With two Sounders U-23 stars already signed to the Sounders FC as homegrown players last week, two more Sounders U-23 alumni were drafted today in the MLS SuperDraft. 2012 Sounders U-23 defender, Taylor Peay was picked with the 26th overall selection to the Portland Timbers. Eight selections later, last summer’s U-23 midfielder, Eric Stevenson, was drafted by the New York RedBulls.

The Premier League Development was well represented at this year’s draft, with Peay and Stevenson among the 25 PDL alumni selected in the top 38 picks.

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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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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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