The Sounders brought Socceroo Brad Smith on loan from Bournemouth earlier this month.

But the club's reserve side, Sounders FC 2, who are coached by former Central Coast Mariner John Hutchinson, also has two Aussies on its books.

Midfielders Jesse Daley and Antonee Burke-Gilroy have been playing regularly under Hutchinson in the United Soccer League and making an impact.

"For S2, we had two foreign spots at the beginning of the season,” Hutchinson told the club website.

"We were kind of searching around and these two Australians came up. At the time I didn’t know either of them. I didn’t know Burkee or Daley. We invited them over for a trial.

"We decided they were good enough, so we signed both of them, and they’ve each brought a different aspect to the team."

Defensive midfielder Daley came through the National Youth League teams of Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory, and spent the 2017 season with South Melbourne.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed being coached by Hutchinson.

"Hutch, for me personally, has been incredible,” Daley said.

"He was a midfielder as well and I grew up watching him play in Australia. To be under him now, and have him guiding me and mentoring me, it’s pretty awesome."

London-born Burke-Gilroy spent three years with the Newcastle Jets. The 20-year-old believes his game has developed in Seattle.

"It’s good because I feel like every single person in the team is still developing, and we’re developing as a group,” he said. 

"I like playing with a lot of young guys because they’ll fight until the end. I can see improvements from every player on the team since I’ve been here, which is good."