Player Details

Name

Reed Baker-Whiting

Pronunciation

WHITE-ing

Height

5' 11"

Weight

154 lbs

Date of Birth

3.31.2005 (18)

Birthplace

Seattle, WA, USA

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side

Right

Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 29-30

Player Category

Homegrown
Career Summary

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022 (Seattle): Baker-Whiting appeared in two matches for Seattle in 2022. His lone start came in a 2-0 win over Toronto FC on July 2. The Seattle native also appeared in 16 matches for Tacoma Defiance (13 starts) in 2022.

2021 (Seattle): Baker-Whiting signed with the First Team as a Homegrown Player on May 12. The 16-year-old Sounders Academy product made his MLS debut four days later on May 16 as a late-game substitute in a 2-0 win over LAFC (May 20). Baker-Whiting made his first MLS start in the club’s historic 1-0 victory over Austin FC on the road, in which Seattle started five teenagers. He finished the season with four appearances, two starts and 201 minutes played.

2020 (Defiance): Baker-Whiting appeared in seven matches for the Tacoma Defiance, making three starts and amassing 264 minutes.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Baker-Whiting has featured for the U.S. Men’s U-15 Youth National Team.

YOUTH EXPERIENCE

Joined the club via the Sounders Discovery Program from Seattle United in 2016. Baker-Whiting was on Sounders FC’s U-12 squad in 2017 that won the Youdan Trophy after defeating Manchester United and Crystal Palace, as well as Liverpool at the ICC Future’s tournament. He returned to the Youdan Trophy as a member of Sounders FC U-14 team in 2018, that defeated Charlton Athletic, 5-2. He also featured for the U-17 squad that won the 2019 Generation adidas Cup Champions Division, defeating Valencia CF in the final.

ACQUIRED

Signed to Tacoma Defiance on July 22, 2020.