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Jordan Morris called to USMNT vs. Czech Republic

Jordan Morris looks on goal for the Sounders U-23 in the 2014 PDL season (

SUMNER, Wash. – Sounders U-23 forward, Jordan Morris has been named to the United States Men’s National Team roster for the September 3rd friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague. Morris is one of 22 players on the roster for the match. The match kicks off at 11:15AM (PT) on NBC Sports.

Morris, who scored the game-winner for the U-23 MNT against Bahamas last month, was named the 2012-13 Development Academy Player of the Year

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Jordan Morris returns, active for Sounders U-23

SUMNER, Wash. – United States U-21 National Team forward, Jordan Morris will join the Sounders U-23 this weekend for his first PDL action of the year. The Sounders U-23 travel to Bremerton to take on the Kitsap Pumas on Friday night before a home match on Sunday against the Portland Timbers U-23 in Tumwater.

Morris will be active for both matches following his return from Stanford University, and is assured to see action on Sunday.

The Sounders U-23 signed Morris, one of the brightest young players in the country, this offseason. 

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1v1 with Former Sounders U-23, Now Pro; Miles Byass

Miles Byass in action for the Sounders U-23 in the 2013 US Open Cup vs. Charlotte Eagles (

SUMNER, Wash. – The Sounders U-23 are all about #TheFuture, while winning games now! With 16 former Sounders U-23 players now applying their trade for professional teams around the world, we check in with Miles Byass. Miles signed this offseason with JIPPO Joensuu in Finland.

JIPPO is based in Joensuu. It plays in the Ykkönen, the second highest level of Finnish football. – What does this mean to you, to

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Sounders U-23 Sign Two International Imports

Mo Dumbuya (left) in action at Bethel University and Luis De la Vega (right) for the Laredo Heat of PDL – The Sounders U-23 have signed Mohammed “Mo” Dumbuya and Luis DeLaVega for the 2014 Premier Development League season. Dumbuya comes to the Sounders U-23 from Bethel University of the Southern States Athletic Conference, while DeLaVega brings prior PDL experience from his time with the Laredo Heat.

“One of the most important parts of player development is finding different types of players and allowing them to showcase

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Jordan Morris Joins Sounders U-23

Jordan Morris in action for the United States U-21 (Pascal Guyot AFP Getty Images)

TACOMA, Wash. – The Sounders U-23 have signed one of the brightest Sounders Academy stars, Jordan Morris, for the 2014 Premier Development League season. Morris is currently a sophomore at the University of Stanford and holds caps for the United States U-20 and U-21 National Teams.

Jordan Morris, a sophomore at Stanford, burst on to the national soccer awareness after scoring 27 goals in 28 matches for the Sounders Academy and being named the U-17/18 US Soccer Development

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Jamael Cox Returns to Sounders U-23

Jamael Cox scores against the Portland Timbers U23 in 2012 (

TACOMA, Wash. – Following a year of professional soccer with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Jamael Cox has signed for the Sounders U-23 for the 2014 PDL campaign. Cox is a Tacoma native who played on the 2012 Western Conference Champion, Sounders U-23 side.

“Development is a winding road, not a straight line when it comes to players,” Sounders U-23 Head Coach, Darren Sawatzky said. “Jamael has had success at many levels and this summer should give him the

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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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