The Sounders Futures Program is for players born 2009 (U-14) and 2010 (U-13). The priority of this program is DISCOVERY. This program is used for the Sounders Academy to discover future professional players, but more importantly, for players to discover and develop their talent through game exploration, high level training, proven educational methods and top-level coaching. Seattle Sounders FC believes in a healthy and vibrant local club structure. The Academy has developed important club relationships across the country, as well as official local partners such as Seattle United, Eastside FC, and Pac NW.
The Sounders Futures Program will supplement the club environment by providing selected players with twice-weekly training as well as special event programming. Sounders Futures Program players will continue to train and participate in meaningful matches with their respective club team.


Since its introduction in 2014, formerly the Discovery Program, this initiative has developed into an important part of Sounders FC Player Pathway. Players selected for this program, have gone on to represent both Sounders FC and Youth National teams at various levels.

Sounders FC – Danny Leyva, Ethan Dobbelaere, Josh Atencio, Reed Baker-Whiting, Sota Kitahara

Tacoma Defiance – Juan Alvarez, Cody Baker, Stuart Hawkins

US National Teams – 30 players have represented the US in a variety of ages


U-13 (2010) and U-14 (2009) Sounders will select a pool of players for twice-weekly training in phases.


All trainings will take place at Starfire Sports Complex on Monday and Wednesday.

Monday (Field 10 and 11)

U-14: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

U-13: 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday (Field 11)

U-14: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

U-13: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.


FALL Phase: September 12th – November 21st 2022

SPRING Phase: January 16th – TBD 2023

Both age groups will play matches against MLS opponents. Futures players could also have the opportunity to represent Sounders FC at select events throughout the year.


Players can be selected for the Sounders Futures Program in 3 ways:

  • Scouting Identification
  • Personal Player Application
  • Youth Programs Identification

Player selection is a fluid process, and the Sounders FC Recruitment Department is constantly evaluating players. The first two weeks of each phase will serve as talent ID showcases to make finalize selections to each Futures age group. 

To attend an open training day and for further information, please register below:

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