This past weekend, the D.C. United U-18 Development Academy team capped off the fall season with a tough loss at PDA in Zarephath, New Jersey.
In a tough-as-nails defensive battle, the U-18’s fell 1-0 to PDA, conceding the match’s only goal in the 48th minute off of a quick counter-attack from a turnover at half-field. Despite controlling the ball for much of the game, United was unable to consistently create or convert its chances.
This past weekend the U-16 Academy ended their season with a 1-0 win over PDA in Zeraphath, New Jersey.
A report out today from TopDrawerSoccer.com offers some quotes from D.C. United U-16 Academy player, Gerson Umana.
D.C. United announced today that Academy product Suliaman Dainkeh (Reston, Va.) has been called into the U-18 U.S. Men’s National Team camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The U-18 camp will run from November 17-24, with two friendlies against Canada on November 21 and 23. Trey Vinson (Manassas, Va.), recently participated in the U-15 U.S. Boy’s National Team camp that occurred from October 27-November 3, also at The Home Depot Center.
D.C. United's U-18 Academy team saw their winning streak snapped this past Saturday with a 1-0 loss to FC Delco's U-18's in Radnor, PA.
A missed penalty kick by the U-18’s in the opening minute of the match and a converted FC Delco penalty kick in the 72nd minute proved to be the difference between the squads. A handball inside the box in the first minute of the match gave Patrick Foss (South Riding, Va.) an opportunity to put United up 1-0, but the FC Delco goalkeeper saved the ball to keep the scoreline even.
D.C. United's U-16 Academy team ended their winning streak this past Saturday with a 2 all draw at FC Delco in Radnor, PA.
GERMANTOWN, MD. – In sports, the only thing more difficult than winning a championship is trying to defend it the following season.
The Maryland Terrapins showed the college soccer world just how hard defending a title is these days, as the No. 2 team in the country dethroned the No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels 2-1 in Sunday’s ACC Championship Final at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
GERMANTOWN, MD - It was far from easy for either side but the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins (16-1-2) and No. 3 North Carolina Tarheels (15-2-2) proved they were the hungriest teams in the tournament as the heavy favorites each pulled out dramatic wins Friday night in the ACC Championship Semifinals.
In the night cap following the Tar Heels’ PK shootout win over Virginia, the Terrapins secured the most anticipated re-match of the college soccer season to this point by beating Clemson 2-1 in comeback fashion.
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.
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.