D.C. United today announced that Sonny Silooy has been named Director of Youth Development. Silooy will be tasked with overseeing all D.C. United Academy initiatives, including youth teams and youth training opportunities, as well as ensuring players within the system reach their utmost potential. Under Silooy’s guidance, United’s Academy system now boasts eight competitive and training teams that serve top flight players from throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
D.C. United’s U-16 Academy team looked to continue its hot streak against the Richmond Kickers and did just that with a 7-2 win on Saturday at Prince George’s Community College.The U-16’s are now 5-0 on the season with the win.
D.C. United’s U-18 Academy team looked to bounce back after a tie last weekend as they hosted the Richmond Kickers for a matchup at Prince George’s Community College on Saturday. The match was heavy on attacking from D.C. United in route to its 3-1 victory.
With a sizable jump in teams from last year, the 37th Annual WAGS Rael Vodicka Memorial Tournament this weekend is bigger and better than ever, and it has two new partners to add to what has already been a premier girls showcase event.
The tournament, which takes place in the Washington, D.C. suburbs every Columbus Day weekend, has partnered with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, becoming the fourth tournament in its showcase series, and is now being carried off by NSCAA’s events partner, Elite Tournaments.
D.C. United’s U-16 academy squad was in action this weekend against the McLean academy at Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Virginia. The game saw that U-16’s go down early by a score of 1-0 after conceding a goal on a counter-attack.
The new season of Virginia Club Champions League is underway, and the rapidly-growing league continues to provide its member clubs with valuable player development opportunities in a competitive but cordial environment.
D.C. United U-18 Academy product Suliaman Dainkeh is returning home after being selected for an 11-day European Training Camp with the U-18 Men’s National Team. Throughout the 11-day camp, the squad faced off against some of the best competition in Europe, including top academy teams and the Netherland’s National Team.
D.C. United’s U-18 Academy team picked up their first loss of the USSDA season against Pennsylvania Classics on Saturday by a score of 4-2.
D.C. United’s U-16 Academy team improved to 3-0 on the season following a resounding 5-0 win over PA Classics on Saturday afternoon.
Just five games into the ECNL’s 2012-13 season, Colorado Rush’s U-14 starlet Civana Kuhlmann has tallied 10 goals, picking up another three in two wins over the weekend.