Seattle Sounders FC Academy
|Full name||Seattle Sounders FC Academy|
|Nickname(s)||The Sounders, Rave Green|
|Ground||Starfire Sports Complex|
|Director of Development||Darren Sawatzky|
Seattle Sounders Football Academy is the academy team of the Seattle Sounders FC. The current Youth Academy team manager is Dick McCormick, who was appointed in 2010 after working with the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club in Redmond, Washington following his retirement from playing in 2004. His assistants are Sean Henderson and Bill Crook, who are both former Seattle Sounders players. The technical director is Darren Sawatzky, a former Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders.
The 2010 U-17 Sounders were part of the SUM U-17 Cup, a tournament with all the sixteen reserve Major League Soccer teams. They were grouped with the reserve teams of FC Dallas, Columbus Crew, and Philadelphia Union.
The following players are eligible for the U18 Academy League in the current 2014 season. As of September 2014.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Board and Staff
|Head Coach||Dick McCormick||United States|
|Assistant Coach||Sean Henderson||United States|
|Assistant Coach||Billy Crook||United States|
|Goalkeepers Coach||Ben Dragavon||United States|
|Athletic Trainer||Joe Montgomery||United States|
Source: Coaching staff
The following list reflects players who have graduated from the Seattle Sounders FC Academy and subsequently signed a professional contract.
|Name||Date of Birth||Years at Academy||Club after Academy||Current Club||International|
|DeAndre Yedlin||9 July 1993||2010–2011||Seattle Sounders FC||Seattle Sounders FC||United States U20|
|Jamael Cox||27 April 1992||2010–2011||Tampa Bay Rowdies||Tampa Bay Rowdies|
- Dick McCormick "Sounders FC Names Dick McCormick as Academy Manager/Head Coach". Seattle Sounders. 2010-02-11.
- Sean Henderson and Bill Crook "Crook and Henderson named Academy Assistant Coaches". Seattle Sounders. 2010-03-26.
- Darren Sawatzky "YDF Staff". Seattle Sounders.
- U-18 Roster and Staff
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