Sounders Discovery Program
Northwest United FC has built a strong relationship with the Seattle Sounders Academy over the past few years. We keep close contact with the academy in order to provide a pathway for our top male players to be given the opportunity to tryout, and potentially make, the Sounders soccer team.
If any of our players are of that caliber, or show the ability to be playing at that level, the Sounders Discovery program is the place for them! Their program enables younger boys to train with the team trainers, and the team, throughout the year. These trainings are typically held on Monday nights in different parts of the year.
These trainings would coincide with your team here at Northwest United. This opportunity is a better way for the coaches to assess your ability to play in the academy, and they will ultimately get you immersed with the other Sounders players to get you comfortable enough to showcase your talent for them.
Last year, the Sounders Academy Director, Marc Nichols, came out to train our younger groups and was highly impressed with the level of talent our boys possessed.
Here at Northwest United we will always advocate anyone showing promise, and give honest opinions and advice to be considered for the program.
To give the Sounders a further chance to see the talanet on our boys' side, we have set up friendlies with the Sounders team against our own teams. This not only allows the Sounders to scout our talent, it also enables our boys to see where they need to be, technically and tactically, if they wish to pursue an opportunity with the Seattle Sounders.
We will have another clinic for our young boys soon. Keep a look out for the next date.
This past season we had 7 boys train with the Sounders:
Christopher Roche, Calvin Schellpy, Daniel Roche, Luis Rivera, Max Stultz, Rene Serrano and Jose Rios.
Below is a picture of some of our youngest players at the Academy.