A Chevy Chase native, Kwame Darko played for the University of Maryland Men's Soccer Team from 2005-08, after redshirting his freshman year. Now, Darko is an up-and-coming hip-hop artist. He remixed his latest song "Bet They See Me Now" into a USA Soccer Mix. Darko's lyrics focus on MLS, battling for 90 minutes and hustling for the MLS Cup.
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All three D.C. United Academy teams were in action this past weekend. The U-18s and U-16s traveled to New Jersey to play Players Development Academy, while the U-14s stayed closer to home and played Soccer Association of Columbia.
CORRECTION: Members of the Armed Forces, who present a valid ID at the Box Office, will receive $10 off gameday pricing.
D.C. United’s Pre-Academy teams will be holding tryouts during the month of May and June. Pre-Academy teams serve as a feeder system for the U-14, U-16 and U-18 Development Academy teams ultimately preparing players to possibly become a part of D.C. United’s First Team. The goal of the Pre-Academy system is to provide players with intensive training sessions several times a week with opportunities to participate with the Development Academy Teams and connect with the First Team.
D.C. United Academy played MLS rivals Philadelphia Union on Sunday, May 5 at Spingarn High School, going 1-1-1 against the Union in three physical matchups.
Registration for D.C. United Summer Camps is now open! United will be holding eight camps at RFK Stadium and eleven camps at satellite locations across Maryland and Virginia this summer. D.C. United first team players will make special appearances at camps being held at RFK Stadium.
All three D.C. United Academy teams went undefeated over the weekend in their games against Continental FC Delco on Saturday, and PA Classics on Sunday. The three Black-and-Red teams scored 17 goals, while only conceding five. The U-16s are on a six-game league winning streak, and the U-18s are on a six league game undefeated streak.
- Academy teams go undefeated
- Summer Camp registration is open, and First Team player appearances to be announced soon
- Open Training at Cardozo Education Campus
- DCU vs. Portland Timbers this Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet
Watch the D.C. United Academy train, play and have fun at the 2014 Generation adidas Cup with this cool GoPro video.
On Sunday, April 13, the U-14s beat the Virginia Rush 3-0. SahrFelix Sandy (Woodbridge, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.) put United on the score sheet in the 40th minute to give them the 1-0 lead going into halftime. Andres Villanueva (Woodbridge, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.) and Alexis Cerritos (Beltsville, Md.; Cerritos Academy) both added goals in the second half for the 3-0 win. Goalkeeper Kyle Frye kept a clean sheet for the U-14s.