Congratulations to former Washington Youth Soccer and EPD players Ethan Dobbelaere and Josh Atencio, who signed Homegrown Player contracts with the Seattle Sounders! Before joining the Sounders academy, both Ethan and Josh played on the same EPD team that went to the ODP Region IV Championship finals in 2015. Both were selected to the Region IV regional pool, and Ethan played with the regional team in a tournament in Argentina in 2016. Both young men also reached multiple WYS State Cup finals with their respective club teams, Seattle United (Ethan) and Crossfire (Josh).

“We are proud and excited for Josh and Ethan. We are thankful they were part of our EPD program and I am looking forward to seeing them represent the Sounders at the highest level,” said EPD Director Bastien Catrin.