The Seattle Sounders announced the signing of Homegrown Players Henry Wingo (Academy class of 2014) and Seyi Adekoya (2015) on Tuesday. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms for the contracts are not disclosed.
Wingo and Adekoya become the eighth and ninth Homegrown Players in Sounders FC history, joining DeAndre Yedlin, Sean Okoli, Aaron Kovar, Victor Mansaray, Darwin Jones, Jordan Schweitzer and Jordan Morris.
“We’re pleased to add two promising young players to our roster as we head into the opening of preseason training camp,” said Sounders General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “It’s vital that we continue to build from the Academy and we look forward to seeing what Seyi and Henry can bring to the table.”
Wingo is a 6-foot midfielder from Seattle, Wash., who spent the last three seasons at the University of Washington. He scored once and added two assists in 19 starts for the Huskies in 2016.
A Shorecrest High School grad, Wingo scored 12 goals for the Sounders Academy U-18s during his junior and senior years from 2012-14. He’s also played for the U-14, U-15 and U-17 United States Youth National Team.
Adekoya is a 5’11”, 170-pound forward from Seattle, Wash., who played three seasons at UCLA. He was a Second Team All-Pac-12 selection after recording three goals and three assists in 18 matches this season. He finishes his Bruins’ career with 20 goals and eight assists in 55 games (37 starts).
Adekoya graduated the from Lakeside School while competing with the Sounders Academy in 2013-14, where he was ranked as the Academy’s fastest player.