The Premiere Development League (PDL) – The top development league in North America, the 2013 PDL feature 65 teams, in four conferences, throughout the U.S. and Canada (one team is located in Bermuda).  The 14 game summer season allows elite college players an opportunity to play a higher level of soccer competition, while remaining eligible.  The PDL has proven to be an important step for professional soccer players throughout North America.

PDL Highlights – The 2013 MLS Super Draft included 6 former PDL players among the top 10 selections, with 27 former PDL players selected overall.  In the past four seasons, 137 of the 194 players selected in the Super Draft, have played with PDL teams, a remarkable 71 percent of MLS selections.

The Northwest Division – The North Sound SeaWolves play in the 7-team Northwest Division.  Considered a highly competitive Division, teams from Vancouver, Victoria, Portland and around Puget Sound have enjoyed recent national achievements.  The Portland Timbers PDL team was the national champion in 2010.  In 2011, the Kitsap Pumas won the PDL title.  And last year, 2012, the Seattle Sounders PDL team reached the national semi-final contest.

SeaWolves PDL Highlights – While a PDL team for 3 years, the SeaWolves have are making headway already.  The team has recruited players from many Northwest colleges, and several players from other countries.  Of note, Abduwali Aman (UW) was selected for the national Ethiopian Team, as it prepares for the World Cup in 2014.

    Kitsap Pumas 3 4 6 15
    North Sound SeaWolves 2 8 2 8
    Portland Timbers 6 3 2 20
    Seattle Sounders U23 4 5 3 15
    Vancouver Whitecaps 5 4 2 17
    Victoria Highlanders 8 1 4 28
    Washington Crossfire 3 6 3 12