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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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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 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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Tacoma Soccer Center’s NW Legends Night

Tacoma, WA. – On Friday, October 25th, the Tacoma Soccer Center will host the 2nd Annual, “Northwest Soccer Legends Night,” for fans to retrigger fond memories of the top talent that graced the pitch in the Puget Sound. The night’s feature event will be an indoor match at 7:30pm, where two teams made up of past pros, will compete against each other. The two sides will be captained and coached by men who are both local and international legends; Alan Hinton and Jimmy Gabriel.

With 39 years of professional playing experience in Europe and

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Tide scores late twice to earn draw at Crossfire

Redmond, WA — Tacoma Tide FC forward Chris Sanders scored goals in the 81st and 87th minutes to rally the Yellows to a 2:2 draw with Washington Crossfire on Monday May 23rd at Redmond High School. For the second straight match Tacoma fell behind by two goals before finishing strong. In five all-time meetings the clubs have drawn four times. Tacoma has the lone win.

Washington Crossfire took the lead in the 7th minute on an unassisted goal by Alex Klein. After surrendering nine goals without an answer in their opening two losses, the boys from Redmond notched their first goal of the season.

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Two videos looking back at Tacoma Tide opener

Tacoma Tide FC have posted two videos today that take a look back at their 2011 United Soccer Leagues PDL opener at Stadium Bowl.

Before you watch the videos, if you would like to watch the entire match, you still can; watch it for FREE on Comcast On Demand. Tune your Comcast TV to channel 1, then select Sports & Fitness, then Local Sports, and finally Tacoma Tide.

First the club posted a slideshow of photos from the match on their YouTube channel.

Then just a few

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Tide Add 13 Ahead of Friday’s Home Opener

Tacoma Tide FC begin their 2011 United Soccer Leagues PDL campaign this Friday May 13 with a 7 PM match against the North Sound SeaWolves at Stadium Bowl. In preparation for the opener the Tide announce the signing of thirteen players, pushing the Tacoma roster to twenty-two.Adam Bettencourt was a part of Tide Open Tryouts in early April. Now the 6 foot Sacramento State Hornet junior is joining Tacoma to strengthen the Yellows midfield defense. He impressed early on and Tide brass have been anxious for his arrival.

The University of Washington Huskies soccer program continues to influence the

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