We just received an email from our Director of Youth Development John Maessner, who is currently in Spain with D.C. United's U-17 squad. The team is competing in the 'Quixote Trofeo' U-17 Clubs Youth World Cup. Maessner writes:
"D.C. United 1 - 0 Sevilla F.C.! What a result for the 2007 MLS U-17 Cup Champions, D.C. United. Now we need a result against a very good F.K. Partizan side who were finalists in last years competition.
Chris Hegngi finished a world class goal from six yards out in the 72nd minute off a brilliant cross from Matt Oduaran. We held on and finished the match with a 1-0 win, the first American team to win a game in the competition’s history.
It was wonderful to see how far we have come as a country with the performance on the field and with the fans that D.C. United had at the game - magical stuff! Chants of "United! United!" rang throughout the game."
United's youth lost its first game of the tournament to RCD Espanyol 3-2 on Tuesday. More info on that result here. The 17's will face FK Partizan of Serbia on Saturday in its last group game and will have a chance to advance to the next round of the tournament with a positive result.