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United for D.C.

MISSION:

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.

HISTORY:

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.

PARTNERS:

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.

METHOD:

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.

SPRING 2014 SCHEDULE:

DATE MATCHUP (home team listed first) KICKOFF
April 25 Park View vs. J.O. Wilson 4:45pm
April 25 Turkey Thicket vs. Harrison 4:45pm
May 2 Amidon (girls) vs. Barry Farm (girls) 4:45pm
May 2 Harrison vs. Long Branch 4:45pm
May 9 Fort Davis/KIPP vs. Park View 4:45pm
May 9 #14 vs. Payne 4:45pm
May 16 Long Branch vs. Amidon 4:45pm
May 16 J.O. Wilson vs. Turkey Thicket 4:45pm
May 16 Barry Farms vs. #14 4:45pm
May 23 Payne vs. Fort Davis/KIPP 4:45pm
May 23 Harrison vs. Park View 4:45pm
May 30 Park View vs. Turkey Thicket 4:45pm
May 30 Fort Davis/KIPP vs. Barry Farms 4:45pm

*Spring 2014 Tournament June 14th 11am-3pm

CONTACT

Pharis Owens
Program Manager, United Soccer Club
202-587-5458
POwens@dcunited.com

PARTNERS

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

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