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#TheFuture: Tacoma Defiance and Sounders Academy


Three reasons to watch Defiance vs Houston Dynamo 2

Starfire Stadium hosts Tacoma at 3 PM PT, streaming on

Stuart Hawkins called in to US U-17s

The Academy defender joins the team for matches against Belgium, Italy and Portugal.

What could the future hold for Sounders’ GA Cup Champions

Predicting the developmental curve for the Sounders U17s.

Sounders U17s repeat as GA Cup champions

Sounders beat the academy for Liga MX’s Tigres in the final.

Three reasons to watch Defiance vs Vancouver Whitecaps 2

Starfire hosts Tacoma at 3 PM PT, streaming on

Sounders U17s will play for another GA Cup title

Sounders top Inter Miami 1-0, will face Mexico’s Tigres in final.

Sounders U17s advance to GA Cup semis

Academy team will face Inter Miami on Saturday.

Three reasons to watch Defiance at St. Louis CITY SC II

St. Louis University hosts Tacoma at 5 PM PT, streaming on

Tacoma Defiance add midfield depth in Adolfo Ovalle

The former RSL Homegrown joins Defiance on a one-year deal.

Reviewing Defiance’s first ever shootout loss

Ocampo-Chavez is on fire; shootouts are very stressful.

Three reasons to watch Defiance vs North Texas SC

Starfire hosts pro soccer again at 7 PM PT, streaming on

Veteran talent evaluator takes over Sounders Academy

Steve Cooke has been working with the Sounders and has extensive experience in the United States and England.

MLS Next Pro’s streaming product got off to a very bad start

League must improve its broadcast quality if it expects fans to pay attention.

Defiance smash Real Monarchs 4-0 — Review

Returning to Starfire, the MLS NEXT Pro team put on a clinic.

Three reasons to watch Defiance vs Real Monarchs

Starfire hosts pro soccer again at Noon, streaming on

Defiance’s 2022 roster starts at 14 players

Seven return from last season’s strong performance. The rest of the group are made up of draftees, free agents from USL, and two international players on loan.

Alex Villanueva joins Orange County SC

Former Defiance player was allowed to move on a free.

16-year-old Obed Vargas ‘very, very very good’ in first CCL start

Alaska native becomes the youngest American to ever start a CCL match.

Ethan Dobbelaere goes on loan

19-year-old has already appeared in a friendly for Czechia’s Vyškov.

Sounders Academy Director leaves for Red Bulls II head-coaching gig

Gary Lewis had been in charge of Sounders Academy for almost exactly two years.

MLS NEXT Pro roster rules allow … freedom?

No salary cap, no age limits — this third-division league could be wild.

Defiance send Ray Serrano to Louisville City

Serrano enjoyed a bit of a breakout season in 2021 as a wingback.

16-year-old Obed Vargas named to US U20 team

Vargas is the second-youngest player included on this roster.

Dylan Teves officially joins Sounders

The University of Washington player would have likely been a Top 5 pick in the upcoming SuperDraft.

Sounders acquire Jackson Ragen’s rights, trade Chris Hegardt

Two former Sounders Academy players are on the move.

Tacoma soccer stadium isn’t quite dead, Rainiers president insists

While there still some long term hope about keeping Defiance in town, their short-term future is muddled.

Final three for MAC Hermann includes UW’s Dylan Teves

Teves is trying to become just the fifth Pac-12 player to win the award.

Sounders exploring possibility of playing MLS Next Pro games in Spokane

Team will continue to play at least some of their games in Tacoma for 2022, but beyond that is an open question.

Obed Vargas is latest teen to sign as Homegrown Player with Sounders

He is the Sounders 18th HGP signing, and seventh on the 2022 roster. Sam Adeniran’s signing also officially announced.

UW vs. Clemson, live stream: How to watch the College Cup online

ESPNU at 11 AM PT; watch with us.

UW vs. Georgetown, live stream: How to watch the College Cup online

ESPNU at 5:30 PM PT; watch with us.

What is this new league the Sounders are part of?

MLS Next Pro aims to better fill the gap between the academy and first team.

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