The U-23 Sounders have signed Jonathan Campbell from the University of North Carolina.
Campbell was a member of the U.S U-18 team and was named the 2011 North Carolina State Player of the Year. As a freshman Campbell started all 23 games as a defender, was named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman first team after helping Carolina lead the nation in goals against average and shutout percentage. During his sophomore season Campbell was ranked number 58 on the Top Drawer Soccer’s Top 100 Upperclassmen. He started all 18 matches and helped anchor a defense that was nationally ranked in goals-against-average. A starter again as a junior, Campbell helped anchor one of the top defenses in the nation.
"Jonathan is a prototypical central defender with other great attributes. He can win balls in varying ways, but he can also play varying balls to get our team into attack. We look forward to having him along our back line this summer," stated Sounders U23 Head Coach, Darren Sawatzky
The U-23 Sounders play one final pre-season game on May 17th against the South Sound Shock at 2pm at Sunset Stadium in Sumner. The Sounders U23 open the PDL campaign on May 24th against newcomers, Calgary Foothills. Tickets and the schedule can be found online at www.soundersu23.com