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Sounders set open tryouts Jan. 21-22

This just in from the club:

The Seattle Sounders FC will hold open tryouts on January 21-22, 2012, at the team's training fields at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington. Tryouts will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The tryouts are open to male soccer players ages 18 years and older. Tryouts will feature small-sided as well as 11v11 games.

Players will be assessed by members of the Sounders FC technical and coaching staffs, including Head Coach Sigi Schmid, General Manager Adrian Hanauer and Technical Director Chris Henderson. In addition, other approved assessors will oversee the tryouts including goalkeeper coaches.

"We continue to seek the best domestic and foreign talent that can help the Sounders be more successful on the pitch," said Sounders FC Technical Director Chris Henderson. "Anytime a player has a chance to perform in front of a professional coaching staff with hopes of pursuing his lifelong dreams, it is very exciting."

The registration cost for each player is $125. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

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Once applications are accepted participants will receive email notification.

Application deadline January 20, 2012Tryout dates January 21 and 22Location Starfire Sports Complex, 14800 Starfire Way, Tukwila, WATimes 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM