Player Details


Will Bates


6' 0"


185 lbs

Date of Birth

4.1.1991 (32)


Chester, VA USA


Career Summary

ACQUIRED: Drafted by the Seattle Sounders with the No. 5 pick in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft on January 22, 2013 … Signed by the Sounders on April 19, 2013, after missing part of the club's preseason training while returning from ACL surgery.

COLLEGE: Finished a highly decorated collegiate career in seventh place in University of Virginia history in goals (46), third in game-winning goals (15) and ninth in career points (102). … Finished second in the ACC with 12 goals and was a first team all-ACC honoree in 2012 … Ranked fourth in the ACC with 14 goals and 32 points and was a first team all-conference selection in 2011 … Led Virginia with eight goals in 2010 … Named National Freshman of the Year by Soccer America after leading Cavaliers with 12 goals in 2009.

INTERNATIONAL: Played for the US U-18 national team that competed at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup in the summer of 2009 and also competed with the U-15 and U-17 teams.

YOUTH: Richmond Strikers