Academy update - U-16
D.C. United's U-16 US Soccer Development Academy team continued their winning ways by shutting out VA Rush 3-0 this past Saturday.
Sharp one-touch and two-touch passing, quick attacks and strong defensive play guided the U-16’s to a 3-0 victory over the VA Rush U-16 squad. Julian Cummings (Fredericksburg, Va.) put the U-16’s ahead 1-0 off of a Christophe Koffi (Potomac, Md.) pass across the six-yard box. The two other goals also came in the first half, with Koffi and Gerson Umana (Lorton, Va.) setting each other up for one strike apiece.
The boys played a solid match,・said Tom Torres, head of D.C. United’s U-16 Academy team. They did not give their opponent much room to find a rhythm. Playing in the other team's end is something we continuously demand of the players, and they were very successful in that aspect this week. With two tough northern road matches before the Showcase, we will need to make sure the boys continue to put a lot of work into training.”
The U-18’s and U-16’s will next take on FC DELCO’s U-18 and U-16 teams on Saturday, November 10 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively, at Radnor High School in Radnor Township, Pa.