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Sounders sign two Homegrown Players

Seyi Adekoya and Henry Wingo will join the first team in 2017.

Seyi Adekoya, Academy

As had been rumored for a couple weeks, the Seattle Sounders have signed two more Homegrown Players ahead of the start of 2017 training camp. Seyi Adekoya and Henry Wingo become the eighth and ninth Homegrown Players signed to the Sounders first team.

“We’re pleased to add two promising young players to our roster as we head into the opening of preseason training camp,” Sounders General Manager and President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey said in a team release. “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.”

Adekoya enjoyed a standout three-year career at UCLA in which he scored 20 goals and had eight assists, including a 12-goal campaign in 2015. Although he only had three goals this year, he still made All-Pac 12 second team. He’s also considered one of the fastest players the Sounders Academy has ever produced and has been widely hailed as one of the top pro prospects in their system. He attended Lakeside High School.

Wingo’s numbers don’t exactly jump off the page — he had just one goal and two assists this year — but has long been considered to have one of the more polished skillsets of Sounders prospects. The Shorecrest product has played all over the midfield.

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