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June
12th

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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April
16th

Jamael Cox Returns to Sounders U-23

Jamael Cox scores against the Portland Timbers U23 in 2012 (SoundersPhotos.com)

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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April
4th

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 (SoundersPhotos.com)

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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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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Dec.
19th

Sounders U-23 Season Ticket FLEX PACK on sale

Tacoma, WA. – Season Tickets for the 2014 Sounders U-23 season are on sale now for just $60. The Season Ticket Flex Pack includes eight tickets, for the seven home matches this season. The 2014 Season Ticket Flex Pack eliminates the risk of missing games. Instead of one ticket specifically associated with each match, with the Sounders U-23 Flex Pack, fans will receive eight tickets, and each of those tickets will be accepted at any match during the 2014 season. Have to miss a game? No problem, just use that ticket

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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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