Sounders sign future star then hit the road to face Rapids

The Seattle Sounders did some tidying up around the house if you will before their Wednesday Night with the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Colorado.

Tuesday morning the club announced the signing of  Tacoma Defiance midfielder Danny Leyva. The 15-year-old Leyva signed with  Tacoma Defiance this offseason following a standout campaign with Sounders FC’s Academy, where he was part of the U-17 squad that captured the 2017-2018 USSDA National Championship.

Leyva becomes the Rave Green’s 12th Homegrown player as well as the youngest  First Team signing in club history.

Leyva has started four of five appearances in 2019 for Tacoma Defiance, Sounders FC’s USL side, logging 354 minutes. He has an 83.5-percent passing accuracy on a team-high 254 total passes, while also ranking among the team leaders with four tackles won and 19 duels won.
On September 29 of last season, Leyva became the youngest player in club history to start a USL match, and the second-youngest in league history to earn a start, completing 35 of 44 passes with two interceptions in 90 minutes at San Antonio FC.
While he will not be able to help the  Sounders on Wednesday when they play the second of three games in seven days the young phenom should add depth to the  first team down the stretch. The Sounders intentions for this season is no secret. Win the Supporters Shield secure home field advantage on the way to hosting and winning the MLS Cup.
The Sounders are looking to fly into Colorado handle their business against the winless Rapids ( 0-4-2,  2pts)   return home and prepare for Saturdays match against an undefeated Toronto FC ( 3-0-1, 10pts) Club that has set its site on returning to the MLS title game.
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