The commencement of the US Soccer Development Academy season has seen all 3 of the clubs DA teams get off to a strong competitive start. Throughout the last few weeks we have had a Seattle Sounders scout attend our Development Academy games, both home and away. Here at WPFC were proud to see so many of our boys players get opportunities to train and play full time for the Seattle Sounders Academy.
This season alone we currently have 14 DA players who are attending the Seattle Sounders discovery program. This involves those selected players are training twice a week with Sounders coaching staff. This program is used for Seattle Sounders staff to discover future professional players. Please see below for current update on number of players attending this program from our DA.
2006 DA = 4 players
2005 DA = 8 players
2004 DA = 2 players
Along with this we have a number of WPFC alumni who currently play for the Sounders Academy full-time.
U15 Academy: Alex Coope, Christian Pineda, Oscar Rincon, Connor Tollan
U16 Academy: Liam Elliot, Mitchell Hutter, Keegan Yorke
U17 Academy: Noah Thomas
U19 Academy: Keeton Heggerness, R.J. Stretch,
As you can see we have a growing list of players being presented with great opportunities to play for the Seattle Sounders academy, something as a club we take great pride in. We will continue to strive to provide the best training environment to help all our players continue to develop both technically and tactically.