Seahawks Mum About Australian Rugby StarSeattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said any player trying to make the transition from rugby to the NFL is in for a difficult challenge. Carroll was peppered with questions about Australian National Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne on Wednesday after Hayne announced his plans to seek a chance in the NFL. Seattle has been linked to Hayne because of a recent visit to the Pacific Northwest during which Hayne took in the University of Washington and took a tour of the Seahawks facility. Carroll said he did not meet Hayne during his visit to Seattle. During a news conference in Sydney earlier Wednesday, Hayne did not identify which NFL clubs - if any - were interested in offering him a tryout. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – October 16, 2014
Seattle Announces Creation Of USL Pro Team
The Seattle Sounders will start an independent lower-division USL Pro team beginning in 2015 called Seattle Sounders FC 2 with 20 percent of the club to be owned by fans through a community trust. The USL Pro team will allow for Seattle to develop young players and provide additional opportunities for players with the MLS club who might not be getting enough playing time.