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UNC escapes UVA in penalties for spot in ACC Championship Match

UNC beats UVA

GERMANTOWN, MD - A cool and ultimately more determined defending national champion North Carolina Tarheels team defeated the Virginia Cavaliers in penalty kicks after a scoreless regulation and two overtime periods Friday night in the first ACC Semifinal match-up Friday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Academy update - U-18

U-18's come out blazing, put up 7 goals against VA rival
U-18 update - 11/5

Academy update - U-18 - Nov 2012

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United's U-18 Academy team netted an astounding seven goals in a 7-1 victory over the VA Rush.

Braces from three players – Denis Najar (Alexandria, Va.), Patrick Foss (South Riding, Va.) and Timothy Wilson (Frederick, Md.) – helped the U-18’s cruise to a 7-1 win in which the squad notched the highest goals total in a single match this season. Michael Seaton (Hyattsville, Md.) tallied a goal in the 46th minute to add to the scoring as well.

Academy update - U-16

Acadmy U-16's still undefeated on the season
U-16 update - 11/5

Academy update - U-16 - Nov 2012

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D.C. United's U-16 US Soccer Development Academy team continued their winning ways by shutting out VA Rush 3-0 this past Saturday.

Sharp one-touch and two-touch passing, quick attacks and strong defensive play guided the U-16’s to a 3-0 victory over the VA Rush U-16 squad. Julian Cummings (Fredericksburg, Va.) put the U-16’s ahead 1-0 off of a Christophe Koffi (Potomac, Md.) pass across the six-yard box. The two other goals also came in the first half, with Koffi and Gerson Umana (Lorton, Va.) setting each other up for one strike apiece.

Virginia State Cup Champions crowned for fall 2012

VA State Cup Champions crowned

After Hurricane Sandy delayed the finals to today, eight State Cup Champions were crowned from six different clubs, including reigning U.S. Youth Soccer National Champions BRYC 95 Elite and VSA Heat Blue.

U15 Girls: PWSI Courage 97 Red 1, Richmond Kickers Elite 0

U15 Boys: Arlington Impact Red 3, FCR Magic 97 1

U16 Girls: McLean MPS 96 Force 3, PWSI Courage 96 Red 0

U16 Boys: Arlington Strikers Red 3, ABGC Spartans SC 1

U17 Girls: BRYC 95 Elite 1, PWSI Courage 95 Gold 0

Academy update - U-16

U-16's continue undefeated run in Development Academy play
U-16 update - 10/29

Academy update - U-16

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On Sunday, D.C. United's U-16 Academy team defeated Potomac's U-16's 4-1 at Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Va.

Gaining a rhythm of possession early and stymieing the opponents’ talented attacking corps with an organized backline, the U-16 team showed great discipline as well. Goals came from a Gerson Umana double – his opener a beautiful free kick from 25 yards and his second a pass from winger Julian Cummings – and a Christophe Koffi brace – his first a cross from Michael Monahan and his second a cross off of the post from Cummings.

Va. State Cup: Under-18 Girls preview

Va. State Cup: Under-18 Girls preview

Here’s the breakdown of the Under-18 Girls bracket of the Virginia State Cup semifinals and finals, set for this weekend at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond.

Teams (seed)

Va. State Cup: Under-17 Girls preview

Va. State Cup: Under-17 Girls preview

 

Here’s the breakdown of the Under-17 Girls bracket of the Virginia State Cup semifinals and finals, set for this weekend at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond.

Teams (seed)

• BRYC 95 Elite (#1)

• McLean MPS Fury Green (#2)

• PWSI Courage 95 Gold (#3)

• Richmond Kickers Elite (#4)

Schedule

Semifinal: Oct. 27, 4 p.m. – #1 BRYC 95 Elite vs. #4 Richmond Kickers Elite, River City Sportsplex #2

Former Academy players excelling in the NCAA

Several alumni making impacts on respective collegiate teams
Former Academy players in NCAA

About halfway through the 2012-13 NCAA season, the first year that MLS will graduate a class of homegrown players, several former members of D.C. United Academy teams are making significant contributions to their respective collegiate squads.

Uwem Etuk, a senior at West Virginia University, has tallied six assists this season, best (tied) among all players in the Mid-American Conference. Etuk’s Mountaineers currently sit in second place in their division, just behind No. 2 University of Akron.

Va. State Cup: Under-16 Girls preview

Va. State Cup: Under-16 Girls preview

 

Here’s the breakdown of the Under-16 Girls bracket of the Virginia State Cup semifinals and finals, set for this weekend at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond.

Teams (seed)

• McLean MPS 96 Force Green (unseeded)

• Beach FC 96G Red (#4)

• FASA Elite Impact 96 (#3)

• PWSI Courage 96 Red (#2)

Schedule

Semifinal: Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – McLean MPS 96 Force Green vs. #4 Beach FC 96G Red, River City Sportsplex Field 8

Va. State Cup: Under-15 Girls preview

Va. State Cup: Under-15 Girls preview

Here’s the breakdown of the Under-15 Girls bracket of the Virginia State Cup semifinals and finals, set for this weekend at the River City Sportsplex in Richmond.

Teams (seed)

Herndon Freedom 97 (#1)

PWSI Courage 97 Red (#2)

Richmond Kickers Elite (#5)

Roanoke Star Elite 97 (unseeded)

Schedule

Semifinal: Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – (#1) Herndon Freedom 97 vs. (#5) Richmond Kickers Elite – River City Sportsplex #2 Turf, 10 a.m.

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