The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
Let’s start by saying it was not a very good weekend for the Washington-based clubs in the PDL in the final results column. Combined they went 0h-for-four in matches, being outscored 9-3. One player rose to the challenge and scored two goals though, and that was Sounders U-23′s Sean Okoli. He got both strikes in a 4:2 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps U-23′s last Friday.
For his strong offensive showing Sean Okoli is the goalWA.net Washington PDL Player of the Week.
Okoli single-footedly kept the Sounders U-23′s alive, twice bringing them level against Vancouver. His first goal came in the 24th minute on an assist from Steve Mohn. His second equalizer came unassisted in the 61st.
Sean is from Federal Way, Washington, and is in college with Wake Forest. He’s considered one of the Sounders’ brighter prospects. He came up through the Sounders Academy system.
The Todd Beamer grad made news back in 2010 when at the age of 17 he played up with the Sounders Reserves in a scrimmage.
Last fall Okoli was named Named Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week. In 2011 he traveled to Israel with the US U-18 National Team.
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