United's U-18 Academy team netted an astounding seven goals in a 7-1 victory over the VA Rush.
Braces from three players – Denis Najar (Alexandria, Va.), Patrick Foss (South Riding, Va.) and Timothy Wilson (Frederick, Md.) – helped the U-18’s cruise to a 7-1 win in which the squad notched the highest goals total in a single match this season. Michael Seaton (Hyattsville, Md.) tallied a goal in the 46th minute to add to the scoring as well.
Najar opened the U-18’s account with a one-time finish from a Nigel Robinson (Woodbridge, Va.) cross in just the 9th minute. First-half goals also came from a Foss long-range shot in the 43rd minute and another Najar strike, a screamer from 25 yards out in the 45th minute. Seaton struck the back of the net less than a minute after the interval, and 18 minutes later, Foss converted a penalty kick. Wilson closed the match with two goals in the final five minutes to put a definitive stamp on the team’s dominant offensive performance.
"Today's match showcased the number of quality attacking players on this team,・said Head Coach Nolan Sheldon. “Nigel Robinson and Denis Najar were dangerous throughout the match and forced VA Rush to respect their pace and creativity. We have placed a great emphasis on scoring first and the impact it has on the game. To the team's credit, they have successfully scored first in each of the past five matches and, as a result, have picked up some good results recently."
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.