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March
26th

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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March
7th

Eric Stevenson Signs for NY Red Bulls

Eric Stevenson splits two Timbers for the Sounders U-23 in 2013 (SoundersPhotos.com)

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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Feb.
19th

Former U-23 Signs with USL-Pro Charlotte Eagles

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

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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Jan.
3rd

Former Sounders U-23 Star Called Up to Team USA

DeAndre Yedlin in action for the Sounders U-23 in 2012 (SoundersPhotos.com)

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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Oct.
25th

NW Legends Night – TONIGHT in Tacoma

Tacoma, WA. – On Friday, October 25th, the Tacoma Soccer Center will host the 2nd Annual, “Northwest Soccer Legends Night,” for fans to re-trigger 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

CLICK HERE for details, a list of legends who

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Oct.
15th

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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Sep.
23rd

NW soccer legends return to pitch Oct. 25 in Tacoma

Alan Hinton (left) and Jimmy Gabriel (right) will serve as coaches

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

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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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