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D.C. United Academy names Jeff Carroll as U-14 Head Coach

Former United midfielder joins Black-and-Red Youth Development Staff

D.C. United has announced that Jeff Carroll has been named D.C. United Academy Under-14 Head Coach.

Carroll, 30, is a former D.C. United defensive midfielder who was selected in the fourth round (39th overall) of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. Carroll made two appearances (one start) for the senior team. Following his stint with United, Carroll played with the Real Maryland Monarchs of the USL Second Division in April 2009. He was captain of the USL-2 squad in his first season.

Carroll attended St. John’s University, earning All-New York Region Third Team and All-Big East Second Team honors as a senior and All-Big East Third Team honors during his junior campaign. Carroll has coached at the Annandale Boys and Girls Club; for Vienna Youth Soccer, where he coached the U-13, U-12 and U-11 boys travel teams competing in NCSL in addition to age group coordinator and trainer for the U-13, U-12 and U-11 boys travel teams competing in ODSL; and for the Olympic Development Program, where, as Assistant Coach, he led the ‘97 boys to the Nationals in March of 2013. He currently holds a USSF “B” coaching license and is in process of obtaining a USSF “A” coaching license.

Carroll is the brother of Brian and Pat Carroll, both of whom also have played for D.C. United.

The D.C. United Academy has been a part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy since its inception in 2004. The United Academy program has shaped seven Homegrown players, including three in the past two years: midfielder Collin Martin and forward Michael Seaton in 2013, and defender Jalen Robinson in 2014.

Carroll will replace Jonathan Frias as the U-14 Head Coach. Frias, who has been with the Academy since 2012, will now be serving as the U-16 Head Coach.