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Academy Update

U-18’s and U-16’s compile perfect record for second consecutive weekend

D.C. United’s Academy teams compiled a perfect record this past weekend, as the U-18’s and U-16’s defeated FC Westchester and Albertson SC in USSDA matches.

United’s U-18 team kicked off the weekend with a 2-1 victory over FC Westchester on Saturday, April 21. Patrick Foss was United’s most influential player, converting two penalty kicks to help the Black-and-Red recover from a 0-1 deficit.

The U-18’s delivered a solid defensive performance in the following match, defeating Albertson SC by 1-0 on Sunday. Once again, it was defender Patrick Foss who guided United to victory, tallying the game’s lone goal with a direct free kick.

“We were very pleased with Sunday’s match and the defensive discipline of every player,” said United U-18 Head Coach Nolan Sheldon. “The team showed great commitment to both tactical plans on Saturday and Sunday and are deserving of back to back six-point weekends.”

United’s U-16 team followed the U-18’s example and defeated FC Westchester by 2-1 as well. Nigel Robinson scored United’s first goal, dribbling from the sideline and striking a low-shot finish. The winning goal was tallied by Michael Seaton, who beat a defender and struck the ball to the back post after being assisted by Lars Eckenrode.

The U-16’s wrapped up the weekend with a 2-1 victory over Albertson SC. Nigel Robinson opened the scoring with an assist from Michael Seaton, and Michael Monahan sealed the victory after being assisted by Abdi Yusuf.

“We were a little disappointed that the group conceded goals late in games this weekend, so we will need to sort that out in training,” said United U-16 Head Coach Tom Torres. “However, they should be proud that they answered every other challenged thrown at them with quality soccer.”