D.C. United’s U-16 Academy team looked to continue its hot streak against the Richmond Kickers and did just that with a 7-2 win on Saturday at Prince George’s Community College.The U-16’s are now 5-0 on the season with the win.
While the score line indicated something different, the first half of play was very tight, with Richmond going up 1-0 to begin the match. D.C. United managed to score two goals before the break to go up 2-1. In the second half, the Black-and-Red academy turned up the pressure and scored five goals before conceding a free kick goal in the last ten minutes of the match.
“We were happy that the attacking group showed some quality combination play in the second half,” said Tom Torres, head coach of D.C. United’s U-16 Academy team. “While our defensive group was not tested for long spurts, there were some concerns that we will need to address as we move into some competitive local games against Baltimore and Potomac. Overall, through the first five matches, we are happy with the potential of this group.”
Both academy teams will be in action again this weekend when they host the Baltimore Bays at Prince George’s Community College.