About Us


Who We Are

Seattle United is a nonprofit player development club, chartered in 2009, by Seattle Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) as part of the Washington Youth Soccer (WYS) fabric to serve the youth soccer community of Seattle. We provide soccer training and competitive play options at the Premier and Select levels, with Premier teams competing in WYS’s Regional Club League (RCL) and Select teams playing in the WYS North Puget Sound League (NPSL). Seattle United also provides assistance to SYSA with community outreach, recreational coach development, and player training options. Our teams participate in tournaments locally, and at the state, regional and national levels. We are one of the largest youth soccer clubs on the West Coast.

Our Mission

Seattle United provides a competitive youth soccer program that inspires players to develop to their highest potential, and experience the rewards of pursuing excellence, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Our Core Values & Beliefs – Our players, families and coaches aspire to:

  • Demonstrate integrity, respect, and sportsmanship in all we do
  • Instill a life long love of the game
  • Build a strong sense of community among all our stakeholders
  • Take a “whole life,” player centric perspective in all our decisions
  • Develop all players, regardless of skill level, to their full soccer potential

Our Vision – Establish Seattle United as a leader in youth soccer club by:

  • Being the competitive soccer club of choice for youth players.
  • Maintaining the highest caliber of coaches and staff.
  • Demonstrating consistent success at the highest levels of youth soccer.
  • Reflecting the diversity of Seattle’s soccer community in our players, coaches, and leaders.
  • Possessing resources and facilities that fully support Club operations and meet program needs.


Amy Gaffney

Chris Tessin
Vice President/Treasurer

Amy Marsh


Tisha Pagalilauan

Michael Pickett

Steph Yurcisin

Parker Mason


Kelly Mullins
Director (SYSA)

Paul Merz
Director (West Region)

Mike Fitzpatrick
Director (Northeast Region)

Phil Herold
Director (Shoreline Region)

Ryan Woodland
Director (South Region)