The D.C. United Foundation will hold its annual Fall Classic youth soccer tournament on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the RFK Auxiliary Field located at 21st St NE and Oklahoma Ave NE. The tournament will showcase over 30 teams comprised of youth ages 6-12 who are participants in the United Soccer Club 2014 fall program.
Lucas Mendes, Eryk Williamson and Daniel “DJ” Reeves have been called in to the U.S. Under-18 National Team training camp by U-18 Head Coach Javier Perez. The camp will take place at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Oct. 23-31. This is the first U.S. Youth National Team selection for each player.
This event has been rescheduled for: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:00PM in Room 412 and Allen Lew has been added as an additional speaker.
The D.C. United Academy went 3-2-0 last weekend in their games against Continental FC Delco and Soccer Association of Columbia. While the U13s, U15s, U16s and U18s hosted Continental FC Delco at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the U14s traveled and played Soccer Association of Columbia at Covenant Park in Columbia, Md., on Saturday.
D.C. United will be the top seed in the Eastern Conference in the 2014 MLS Playoffs and has earned a berth in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League with its 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday at RFK Stadium.
D.C. United (17-9-7, 58 points) has also completed the biggest single-season turnaround in MLS history, improving by 42 points from its 3-24-7 (16 points) finish in 2013. New York recorded a 39-point improvement in 2000 from its finish in 1999.
The D.C United Foundation will hold an in-stadium jersey auction on Saturday, October 18 during United’s final Regular Season home match against the Chicago Fire (buy tickets). Fans will have an opportunity to bid on select 2014 game-worn, autographed jerseys. All proceeds raised from the auction will assist the D.C. United Foundation with operating its signature programs: United Soccer Club and Kicks for Kids, which help serve hundreds of underprivileged DC area youth.
D.C. United’s Academy was on the road this past weekend in Pennsylvania as the U13 and U15 teams participated in the Northeast Pre-Academy League Showcase. Both sides played a total of three matches which all counted towards their overall standings.
The U16s played in the East Regional Generation adidas Cup. This was their first regional qualifying event, and the second, and final regional event, will take place over 2015 Presidents Day weekend in Orlando, Fla.
Kyle Davis has been called in to the U.S. Under-14 Boys National Team training camp by U-14 Head Coach Brian Johnson. The camp will take place at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Oct. 11-19.
D.C. United has announced its rosters for the 2014-2015 Academy teams. 123 players from the greater Washington, D.C. region were selected for the Black-and-Red’s Academy squads: 16 on the U-12 team, 22 on the U-13, 19 on the U-14, 21 on the U-15, 21 on the U-16 and 24 on the U-18 team roster.
D.C. United, the Philadelphia Union and Special Olympics are collaborating to leverage the power of sports to promote an environment of social inclusion and acceptance by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Unified Sports.