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#TheFuture: Tacoma Defiance and Sounders Academy


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.

Vote for the Sounder at Heart 2021 Young Player of the Year

Past two-time winners include Nouhou, Cristian Roldan, and DeAndre Yedlin.

MLS launches ‘Next’ professional league

MLS NEXT Pro will be the new D3 league, which will include Tacoma Defiance.

UW men’s soccer qualifies for first-ever College Cup

Sounders Academy graduate Gio Miglietti scores both of Huskies’ goals in 2-0 win over St. Louis.

Sam Adeniran signs with Seattle Sounders

The Tacoma Defiance standout earned an MLS contract after setting a franchise record with 13 goals in a season.

Tacoma Defiance set to join new MLS development league in 2022

Sounders insist their commitment to Tacoma remains strong but big questions remain around the proposed stadium.

Exit interviews, part Tacoma: The Defiance

The fourth part of the Exit Interview series focuses on the 16 Tacoma Defiance players that didn't get a call to the First Team in 2021.

Marlon Vargas called to El Salvador National Team

This is Tacoma Defiance’s second player called to a senior national team.

Dylan Teves scores second straight hat trick to lead UW to Elite 8

Sounders Academy graduate has been on fire during NCAA tournament.

Exit interviews, part 1: The young guys

This is the first of a three-part series and will focus on the players who were hardship signings and the youngest first-team players who didn’t have big roles.

Taylor Mueller hangs up his boots

Now it’s the USL and Tacoma Defiance’s turn to play in the shadow of a mountain.

Five reasons to watch Defiance at Phoenix Rising

Tacoma can still make the playoffs. They just need to take points at Wild Horse Pass and get help from Orange County and a Sporting2 team that hasn’t won since Sep 4.

One reason to watch Defiance vs Los Dos

Down, but still not out.

One reason to watch Defiance vs Oakland Roots

Still in control of their destiny, Tacoma must remain Defiant.

Four reasons to watch Defiance vs Las Vegas Lights

Still in control of their destiny, Tacoma must remain Defiant.

Sam Adeniran hattrick powers Tacoma Defiance to 4-1 win

Moving to the left wing released a complete performance.

Five reasons to watch Defiance vs Orange County SC

Still in control of their destiny, Tacoma must remain Defiant.

Two reasons to watch Defiance at Sacramento Republic

Tacoma’s fortunes rest on winning this game and then a few more.

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