Seattle Sounders have signed midfielder Aaron Kovar and forward Sean Okoli to Homegrown Player contracts.

20-year old Kovar, who was the Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year in 2011, and 20-year old former Wake Forest star Okoli have now made the jump to the senior roster from the Sounders academy.

"It's exciting to have two more Academy kids join our team," said Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid.

"Being able to add two young and talented players is a good thing. It's also very important that Academy kids can see a pathway onto the first team."

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