Our Recruitment Department is always looking for the best talent to join the Academy. While the process is complex, it is important that the proper course of action is taken to ensure he will be a good fit to our Club. Research on the player is carried out via video, data and social media. References with market knowledge are identified and checked - These include US Soccer staff/scouts, college coaches and rival club coaches. Then, the players current club is contacted by Sounders staff. A previous relationship with club member is prioritized. Once his club can confirm they will allow him to trial with us, contact is made with his family to arrange an in-person trial. This includes training with the age appropriate team, tour of our training facility and meetings with other members of staff.