Monday, July 2, 2018
With an outside chance of getting into playoff contention, the Sounders U23 team host the Portland Timbers U23 team on Tuesday, July 3rd then bring in the Victoria Highlanders on Friday, June 6th to finish the home schedule for the year.
The Sounders U23 have split the first two games with Portland with each team taking a win in the Cascadia rivalry. The Portland Timbers U23 are 3-5-2 and the Sounders U23 are sitting at 3-4-3 in a very tight division race behind Calgary who has already secured the top NW Division spot in the playoffs. With a US Open Cup birth and the possibility to make it in the back door to a 2nd place playoff seed on the line, the game will have the normal fight this Tuesday night.
The Victoria Highlanders have battled their way into the middle of the table late in the season and bolster a excellent central defender in Callum Montgomery. Victoria sits at 4-7 just ahead of both the Sounders U23 and Portland U23 teams.
The Sounders U23 team have put more than 65 players into professional contracts over the past 5 years and will look to do the same following this summer’s crop of players. With 4 current players regularly training with S2, the Sounders FC USL affiliate, and 2 more seeing time training with the Sounders FC first team, these players have worked hard this summer chasing the dream of professional soccer. The team will look to finish strong with these two home games and two games next at TSS Rovers and Calgary Foothills.
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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.
Sounders U23/Sounders Women VP/GM: Darren Sawatzky ()