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U-16 Academy Team



  • Current Roster 
  • Schedule & Results
  • Participate in USSDA League play and have the chance to play in 2 national events (Winter Showcase and Summer Playoffs/Showcase)
  • Players train year-round, 3 to 4 times a week, in a professional environment with the goal of helping each player reach their full potential.
  • Professional staff, licensed coaches and certified athletic trainers.
  • US Soccer Technical Advisors and college coaches are encouraged to attend training sessions to scout our players.
  • Training sessions are held at D.C. United's Training Complex at RFK Stadium and other locations in the DMV area.
  • Players receive professional training gear, travel gear, and uniform management by staff.
  • All Academy players receive a RFK credential that will allow them to attend all home D.C. United regular season and playoff matches.
  • Player physicals are conducted by the same doctors that treat the club's first team.
  • $1,500 player fee - helps offset costs associated with coach, athletic trainer, and field rental fees; training and travel gear; transportation, meals and lodging (when needed) for league and national events; and credential.
  • Scholarships available on an as needed basis (scholarship application and supporting documents must be received to be considered).


  • 9 National Team call-ups (U-14 to U-18)
  • 20 players called up to play in MLS Reserve League matches for United
  • 22 college commitments in 2011/12