Sounders U23 announce March 2017 open tryout dates

PDL Primary ShieldThe Sounders U23 team will host Open Tryouts for 2017 on March 25th and March 26th at Sunset Stadium in Sumner, Washington. The Sounders U23 team has played in the Premier Development League (PDL) for the past 5 seasons and has helped over 55 players move on to professional contracts. The Sounders U23 team is the amateur affiliate to the 2016 MLS Champion, Sounders FC as well as S2, the Sounders FC USL team. Players must be 18 years old to tryout but the PDL allows overage players so any person over 18 may try-out for the team.

All players must register in order to tryout. Interested players can register now at

The tryout process will begin on Saturday morning, March 25th at 8am. The tryout will continue through 12pm that day. Players will be invited out of the Saturday trial to the Sunday, March 26th invite only game at 9am to 11am. Players need shinguards and appropriate clothing for the weather. All tryout players must sign a tryout waiver on the day of tryouts in order to participate. Cost for the tryout is $50.

Questions can be directed to

Sounders U23/Sounders Women

The Sounders U23 and Sounders Women teams are owned and operated by owners Lane Smith, Cliff McElroy, and Mike Jennings.

The Sounders U23 play in the Northwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Sounders Women play in the WPSL. Featuring current college age amateur players with former international and professional stars, both the PDL and the WPSL provide elite amateurs the opportunity to compete while maintaining their eligibility as college student-athletes. Both the PDL and the WPSL are recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans throughout North America. The Sounders U23 team is the direct PDL affiliate to the Sounders FC first team and USL S2 team.


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