The Sounders Discovery Program is for players born 2004 (U-14), 2005 (U-13), and 2006 (U-12). 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 Discovery Program will supplement the club environment by providing twice-weekly training as well as special event programming. Sounders Discovery Program players will continue to train and participate in meaningful matches with their respective club team.



U-12 (2006) to U-14 (2004)

Sounders will select a pool of 21 players for twice-weekly training in 4 quarterly phases.



All training's will take place at Starfire Sports Complex on Monday and Wednesday.

Monday (Field 10 and 11) Wednesday (Field 1)
U14: 5:00 - 6:30pm U14: 5:00 - 6:30pm
U13: 5:00 - 6:30pm U13: 5:00 - 6:30pm
U12: 6:30 - 8:00pm U12: 5:00 - 6:30pm



Phase 1 : August 20th – October 17th 2018

·      Player Evaluation

Phase 2 : October 29th – December 12th 2018

·      Player Evaluation

Phase 3 : January 7th – March 6th 2019

·      Player Evaluation

Phase 4 : March 18th – May 15th 2019

·      Player Evaluation


All SDP age groups will play matches with MLS Cascadia opponents, Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers. Players within SDP will also have the opportunity to represent Sounders FC at select events throughout the year such as the Youdan Trophy and the Generation adidas Cup



Players can be selected for the Sounders Discovery 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.

Sounders Discovery Program will also host open training days throughout spring and summer for players who wish to receive exposure to Academy staff.


  • Week of Oct. 2nd
  • Week of Dec. 4th
  • Week of Feb. 26th
  • Week of May 7th

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

Personal Player Application