BRIEF HISTORY

Puget Sound Gunners FC was established in 2010 to provide local players the opportunity to play at a higher level. The spring season of 2014 marks the Gunners 3rd season (formerly North Sound Seawolves) with USL Premier Development League (PDL) http://pdl.uslsoccer.com.

The top U23 men’s league in North America, USL Premier Development League (PDL) features 67 teams within four conferences across the United States and Canada. The PDL season consists of 16 regular season matches for each team, eight home and eight away, and provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their school athletics eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions. The USL Premier Development League has proven to be an important stepping stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world.

PHILOSOPHY

Puget Sound Gunners FC commits to serving as positive role models who value honesty, integrity and fair play. Our team partners support the ideals of sportsmanship, competition and teamwork. We strive to provide a fun and safe environment within which to foster a passion for the game. We work to maintain a competitive team through commitment and focus, as a result of assisting team members and participants in their various forms of involvement. We further commit to developing player character, self-confidence, discipline, dedication and respect of teammates and opponents through quality coaching. We are devoted to assisting our players to achieve their goal: playing soccer with integrity and at the highest levels.

PROGRAM

The mission of the Gunners is to promote and to grow the beautiful game of soccer in the North Sound area. The club is looking to provide professional coaching to athletes of all ages, and help them progress to the professional and national ranks. While the Gunners provide exciting entertainment for families and people of all ages with our semi-professional men’s team, we are also looking to be very involved with youth in years to come. We’ll be looking to provide numerous activities including economical soccer programs and clinics. We also partner with businesses and schools to donate our game tickets to various organizations for distribution to local children.

EXPOSURE

The Gunners are committed to grassroots work in the community, local schools, local soccer organizations, partnerships with business and media, charity work and effective marketing. We collaborate with local organizations, coaches, players and fans with the goal of working together to advance soccer at all levels within the North Sound and Northwest Washington region. Puget Sound Gunners FC is also building relationships with international professional soccer clubs to provide exposure for their players here, and likewise for Puget Sound Gunners FC as our players progress through the professional ranks.