This past weekend, the D.C. United U-18 Development Academy team capped off the fall season with a tough loss at PDA in Zarephath, New Jersey.
In a tough-as-nails defensive battle, the U-18’s fell 1-0 to PDA, conceding the match’s only goal in the 48th minute off of a quick counter-attack from a turnover at half-field. Despite controlling the ball for much of the game, United was unable to consistently create or convert its chances.
“The team had good moments against a defensively disciplined team,” said Head Coach Nolan Sheldon. “At this level, mistakes in the back result in goals and that, unfortunately, was the case today. We're going to put the past two matches behind us and work to get back on track in Bradenton at the Winter Showcase.”
The U-18’s finished its fall campaign fourth out of 12 teams in the division, having averaged 1.90 points per game and compiling a 6-3-1 record.
They will play at the Development Academy Winter Showcase, which is taking place between November 30 and December 4 in Bradenton, Florida.