Young players like Dylan Remick need a place to play. The club is trying to find a long term solution. - SoundersFC.com

MLS-USL Pro partnership: Sounders searching for affiliate, location

Seattle is testing a relationship in Tacoma with the Rainiers, an affiliation with Phoenix FC Wolves and probably other ideas as well.

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Sounders Reserves in USL PRO - theory

There are several ways to fill the hole in player development, but the USL PRO path is gaining momentum and seems likely to be the answer for MLS. Seattle needs to be an early adopter in this path to pro.

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Future Reserves has gate challenge ahead

The business of lower division soccer is hard. Next year, Seattle Sounders FC will re-enter that business. It will be more difficult than Adrian Hanauer's last time in that league structure, as it will be competing with big league sports.

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Case Study: Boise as USL PRO market

After Boise and general Idaho residents declared their interest in hosting a sports team the next thought was fairly simple - is Boise a potential USL PRO market? The answer is pretty simple.

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Sounders preparing to launch USL Pro team in 2015

Team will almost certainly play its first year at Starfire, but could potentially move if a suitable partner can be found.

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Galaxy II blazing trail, Sounders likely follow

The USL PRO - MLS partnership is such that every MLS side must either own a team or affiliate by 2015. Wednesday the LA Galaxy became the first club to own a Reserve side in the lower divisions.

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Sounders' USL-Pro team will wait until 2015

Adrian Hanauer says team will continue to participate in Reserve League for another season in order to get infrastructure issues sorted.

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Sounders to own separate Reserve team in USL PRO

Over the next 18 months every team in MLS will either own a USL PRO team or have an affiliate instead of operating in the Reserve League. Seattle's plan is again along the cutting edge of what's been done.

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Sounders Reserves v Orlando City - Gamethread

The big club is providing an audio stream of today's audition of Cheney Stadium and Tacoma as a possible USL Pro team location.

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Rainiers owner considering soccer-specific stadium

Sunday's Sounders Reserve game is meant to serve as a test case for the market in an attempt to gauge interest.

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Sounders exploring affiliation with Phoenix FC

As the Sounders look at local cities, like Tacoma, they are also in contact with current USL Pro teams about partnering. Over the weekend their talks with Phoenix FC Wolves were publicly confirmed.

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Hanauer: Reserves in Tacoma is study of concept

After today's practice General Manager and minority owner Adrian Hanauer spoke with Sounder at Heart about what he hopes to learn from the Sounders Reserve match at the Tacoma Rainiers' Cheney Stadium.

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