TUKWILA, WA— (club release) The Sounders U23 will continue their mission of helping the development of top college soccer players in 2015. The team announced today that Brandt Bronico and Alex DeCarolis have committed to playing this summer for the Sounders FC PDL affiliate.
Brandt Bronico hails from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A 2014 NCAA tournament birth followed a 2013 season for Charlotte that saw Bronico play an integral role in the Conference USA Tournament title while being named to the Conference USA All-Tournament team. The steady worker in midfield is ready for the challenge this summer.
“I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to play and compete with the Sounders U23 this summer,” states Bronico.
Alex DeCarolis comes to the Sounders U23 team from Canisius. The speedy outside back started and played all 18 games for Canisius this fall and has played in every game during his collegiate career. In 2012, DeCarolis was named to the MAAC All-Rookie team. A Canadian player, Alex is looking forward to the new challenge this summer.
“I am extremely excited to join Sounders U23 this summer. It will be a great experience playing for a top quality side from across the country with a great coaching staff,” says DeCarolis, “I can’t wait to do everything I can to help bring a PDL Championship to Seattle.”
The Sounders U23 team opens with three pre-season games against Seattle University (May 3rd at Seattle University), the Bellingham Hammers (May 8th at Civic Stadium in Bellingham), and the South Sound Shock (May 17th at Sunset Stadium in Sumner) as they prepare for the PDL Northwest Division opener on May 24th against Calgary Foothills. Tryouts for the team will be held on March 21st and 22nd .
Tryout information and tickets are available at www.soundersu23.com.
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