Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Sounders Women team has #RELOADED with returning players and new top college players as they head into the 2018 WPSL season. The THUSC Diamonds come into town with a young roster looking to take their first points in history over the Sounders Women.
With a new head coach in Scott Ford, the Sounders Women will continue the work done over the past two years as Ford served as the assistant to Kim Calkins. Calkins moved on to the Reign Academy. Tim Reynolds will return to work with Ford and Ben Dragavon is helping the goalkeepers for the 2018 season. Rounding out the coaching staff is Kate Green from Pacific Lutheran University and local club WPFC.
“As our first league game draws upon us, the coaching staff is very excited to commence the 2018 WPSL season. This is a very talented group of players and as a staff we feel fortunate and privileged to have an opportunity to work with them. We look forward to welcoming all our supporters down to Starfire for an exciting double header evening where two top teams with incredibly talented players take the field. Thank you for your continued support…Go Sounders!” says Scott Ford, Sounders Women Head Coach.
Highlighted by US Women U23 National call up Morgan Weaver from Washington State University, the Sounders Women will look to defend the WPSL NW Division title they have held for the past two years. Holly Fritz, Dom Bond-Flasza, Nia Gordon, and Stephanie Spiekerman also return in what is looking like another all star cast for the women.
Friday night, May 25th, the Sounders Women open the double header evening at 5pm versus THUSC and the Sounders U23 team follow at 7:30pm versus TSS Rovers. The double header evening will be held at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila, Washington and the beer garden will be ready for fans to enjoy the game.
Come see the future from the beer garden at Starfire and help us solute our Service Members from the local community. Both teams are #RELOADED and ready for 2018 season!
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 (Darrens@SoundersU23.com)