Thank you for your interest in the Seattle Sounders FC Academy!
We are proud to have a first class reputation for developing elite soccer players. Furthermore, our priority is to provide each individual with the opportunity to grow and contribute to our community. Each season, we have developed our players to a level where they are signing a professional contract with our MLS First Team, USL Second Team, or in obtaining a scholarship to a top accredited NCAA University.
There are three mechanisms by which we search for talent:
- Scout Identification
- Personal Player Application
- Youth Programs Identification
Our Academy scouts observe matches on a weekly basis and are directed accordingly by the Head of Recruitment for the Seattle Sounders FC Academy. Our Academy uses a detailed, long-term talent identification model in order to discover our future players. Our scouts conduct themselves in the most ethical and professional manner with the highest standards of integrity. Our scouts possess business cards, as well as official Sounders FC identification at all times. The scouting team respects the rules of the US Soccer Development Academy, and act in an honest and transparent manner. Scouting reports are communicated to the Head of Recruitment, who will make all contacts when permitted, per league rules. Players can initiate contact with the club at any time by filling out the application below or by contacting the Academy directly.