United for D.C.


To introduce the sport of soccer to youth in inner-city and underprivileged communities of the greater Washington, D.C. area. United Soccer Club (USC) partners with urban families, schools, recreation centers and community-based organizations in order to invest in the athletic, emotional and social welfare of the youth we serve.


USC was born from requests by parents who expressed concern over the lack of opportunities throughout the Ward 8 community for their children to play soccer. The program addresses not only the dearth of organized soccer, but also a lack of positive activities and character building opportunities for inner-city children. USC helps fill a void caused by continued public school budget cuts of non-academic programs, such as physical education, while it combats the growing trend of childhood obesity. Currently, USC operates 12, 1-5th grade sites and two middle school teams. Thanks to the support of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, USC has continued its operations since 2006.


In order to reach children most in need, USC partners with five different organizations in the greater Washington D.C. area. These organizations include the District of Columbia Parks and Recreation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and DC Public Schools, and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation.


Our mission is achieved by sending high-level coaches into select communities to teach the joy of the game, basic soccer skills, character building traits, and a healthy life skills curriculum. Our program year consists of two 12-week seasons (Spring, Fall). Each season consists of 30-36 sessions and includes formal gamedays and an opportunity to see the D.C. United’s first team in action.



United Soccer Club would not be possible without the support of the following partners:

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