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D.C. United Youth Academy continues 2011-2012 season preparations

U-16 and U-18 sides faced Albertson in pre-season matches

D.C.United’s Youth Academy continued its preparation for the 2011-2012 season thisweekend as the U-16 and U-18 sides faced Albertson on Sunday, October 23 at theRFK training grounds. 

TheU-18’s played their third pre-season match on Sunday afternoon, consisting ofthree 30-minute periods. Albertson scored two goals in a physical and fast-pacedfirst period, securing a final score of 2-0. Despite improved play throughoutthe match, United was unable to tally a goal. The U-18’s previously fell 3-1against Toronto FC on October 17. 

United’sU-16 side faced Albertson at RFK on Sunday, October 23. Michael Seaton scoredthe only goal for the Black-and-Red thanks to a cross from Rafael Fagundo.Despite the 3-1 loss, United had several chances to increase the score. 

“Ithought we had good moments, especially in the last quarter of the game,” saidUnited U-16 Head Coach Roberto Da Silva. “We created many scoringopportunities, but unfortunately we ran out of time. We need to focus on thosegood moments so we can improve as a team.”