Darren Sawatzky grew up in Federal Way. He played for and then later coached Thomas Jefferson High School to a state title. goalWA.net talked with the technical leader of the new Sounders U23s and he made it perfectly clear he wants to build a winner for South Sound.
In the latest installment of the opinion column The Wash, David Falk looks at this week’s major development in the minor league soccer scene. Falk: I may not be thrilled at the loss of a local club identity in the process, but Seattle Sounders FC deserve praise for this week’s move to share their crest with …
The Sounders have affiliated with the Premier Development League via the former Tacoma Tide FC, now called the Sounders U-23s. Here are some quotes from the people involved in the making the move.
RENTON, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC announced today that it has added an Under-23 Premier Development League (PDL) team to its Youth Development Program. The Sounders FC U-23s will be coached by Darren Sawatzky, Sounders FC director of youth development, and will begin play in May.
Ruffneck Scarves and goalWA.net are teaming up to honor PDL soccer in Puget Sound with a derby cup for the winner of the season series between the four local clubs.
I feel like a lone voice in the wilderness that is South Sound PDL soccer. So to my audience of a dozen or so other Tide fans, let me approach the pulpit one last time…
The Tacoma News Tribune’s Don Ruiz writes today that Tacoma Tide FC owners are negotiating a working agreement with Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC.