As an affiliate club, Arlington Soccer Association (ASA) is one of the primary soccer clubs D.C. United looks to for identifying and developing top youth talent in the region. Not only are ASA players scouted and brought in to play for D.C. United, but all levels of ASA teams benefit from the quality and consistency of the affiliate program. In this young relationship, D.C. United wants to share coaching and training resources with ASA that will improve players, coaches and teams.
This past weekend, the Black-and-Red played at fellow MLS Developmental Academy rival the Philadelphia Union. D.C. United went 1-1-1 over the weekend with the U-18s coming home with a tie, the U-16s with a loss and the U-14s with another convincing win. Games were played at YSC in Wayne, Pa.
Seven D.C. United Academy alums featured in the Maryland v. Wake Forest matchup on Saturday, Oct. 19 in College Park, Md. This Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) rivalry has always been a heated battle in which everyone is familiar with one another. For seven of those players, it’s not just familiarity, but a brotherhood. Four DCU alums, Mikias Eticha, Suli Dainkeh, Cody Niedermeier and Michale Sauers play for Maryland and three, Rafael Fagundo, Ian Harkes and Jalen Robinson play for Wake Forest.
D.C. United’s Academy U-18s and U-16s concluded the teams’ U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) seasons with the League playoffs held in Frisco, TX against other top USSDA sides from around the country from June 24-27 and June 25-28, respectively. Also, United’s U-23s topped Chesterfield United FC 5-1 on Saturday in their latest National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) match.
D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16 Academy teams ended their respective 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) seasons on a high note with wins over McLean Youth Soccer. The U-18s and U-16s have qualified for playoffs in the league and will travel to Frisco, TX to compete against other top USSDA sides from June 24-27 and June 25-28, respectively.
D.C. United today announced, in collaboration with Blacksburg High School Soccer, New River United SA, Radford SC, Roanoke Star SC, Christiansburg Soccer Club, and Hidden Valley High School that its U-23 squad will put on a showcase in Roanoke, Va., on June 16 at Dwight Bogle Stadium