Day two of the United States Soccer Development Academy U-14 Showcase saw another early morning for the young Black-and-Red. Indiana provided another excellent day for the teams to showcase their talents in front of several U.S. Soccer scouts. The DCU U-14s squared off against a skilled Los Angeles Futbol Academy on Saturday morning.
Friday the 13th wasn’t too unlucky for the young Black-and-Red. The D.C. United U-14s opened their Development Academy Showcase weekend against BW Gottschee Friday morning. From the opening touch, United dominated play and created many chances, though were intially unable to convert . John Eberle broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute after Gottschee’s goalkeeper deflected a shot from Chandler Vaughn. Despite several shots on goal, a stellar first half performance from Gottschee’s ‘keeper held United to a one-goal lead heading into half time.
The D.C. United U-23, U-18, U-16 and U-14s were all in action this past weekend at several different venues. The U-18, U-16 and U-14s finished up the regular season, while the U-23s continue its summer season.
U-23s vs. Legacy 76: 1-0 win
Goals: Jannick Eckenrode (Cody Albrecht) 
D.C. United has announced the culmination of its latest United Soccer Club season with the Spring Classic tournament. The event, hosted by United for D.C., the non-profit arm of D.C. United, will take place at the RFK Stadium Training Field on Saturday, June 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
D.C. United has announced that Nolan Sheldon has been named D.C. United Academy Director. Sheldon, who currently serves as Director of D.C. United camps and Head Coach of the D.C. United Academy Under-18 team, will assume oversight of all D.C. United Academy initiatives, youth teams and training opportunities. D.C. United continues to have one of the most successful academy programs in the country, with seven players that have graduated from the youth ranks to professional Major League Soccer contracts.
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While D.C. United was hard at work at RFK, the Richmond Kickers, Washington Spirit and D.C. United U-23s were busy giving the DMV an undefeated record on the weekend.
D.C. United has announced tryout dates for its U-14 Development Academy teams. With one of the most successful academies in the country, the D.C. United Academy is the only link to the professional ranks of Major League Soccer in the Washington, D.C. region.
The D.C. United U-23, U-18 and U-16 Academy and Pre-Academy teams were all in action this past weekend.
The D.C. United U-23 team beat Chesterfield United FC 1-0 in its first home game of the NPSL season. The lone goal came off a spectacular bicycle kick from Ryan Harmouche in the 41st minute.
With training programs fast approaching, D.C. United would like to unveil the new gear for all training program participants! D.C. United U-14 Academy players Chris Durkin and Gio Diaz were the first to try on the new line of D.C. United training gear, which is the same professional gear that the D.C. United first team players wear during training.
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