Academy

Academy Update: October 15, 2014

U13 & U15 participate in Northeast Pre-Academy League Showcase, U16s play in East Regional
Academy Update

D.C. United’s Academy was on the road this past weekend in Pennsylvania as the U13 and U15 teams participated in the Northeast Pre-Academy League Showcase. Both sides played a total of three matches which all counted towards their overall standings.

The U16s played in the East Regional Generation adidas Cup. This was their first regional qualifying event, and the second, and final regional event, will take place over 2015 Presidents Day weekend in Orlando, Fla.

New Youth Elite Training Program (ETP) Unveiled

DCU Academy to hold elite Training Program in 2015
New Elite Training Program

D.C. United’s Youth Development is at the forefront of youth soccer development in the region. Since the Academy’s inception in 2007, United has signed seven Homegrown players to its First Team roster and successfully built a foundation of youth development through its Training Program. D.C. United’s Training Program provides training built on the Academy’s methodology and player development curriculum through various dynamic sessions involving both offensive and defensive topics.

D.C. United Academy Update

Kyle Davis called up to U.S. U-14 Boys' National Team
Academy Update

Kyle Davis has been called in to the U.S. Under-14 Boys National Team training camp by U-14 Head Coach Brian Johnson. The camp will take place at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Oct. 11-19.

Academy Update: October 9, 2014

An update on all of the Academy teams' performances
Academy Update

This weekend, the D. C. United Academy teams went 4-1 this against local rival Bethesda Olney, while the U-12 Academy Team defeated MD Rush Montgomery Academy and tied VE Green Gunners.
 

D.C. United announces 2014-2015 Academy Teams

The Black-and-Red releases rosters for U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-18 squads
DCU's 2014-15 Academy Teams

D.C. United has announced its rosters for the 2014-2015 Academy teams. 123 players from the greater Washington, D.C. region were selected for the Black-and-Red’s Academy squads: 16 on the U-12 team, 22 on the U-13, 19 on the U-14, 21 on the U-15, 21 on the U-16 and 24 on the U-18 team roster.

Academy Update: August 8, 2014

Coaching staff to visit Inter; three youth players invited to U.S. national team camps
Academy Update

D.C. United Academy coaches will travel abroad to observe the F.C. Internazionale youth academy during its preseason training in Trento, Italy, from Aug. 15-21. D.C. United and Inter share ownership and entered into a collaboration agreement in December 2013. A joint training session for the clubs’ senior teams took place at RFK Stadium last month.

D.C. United Youth Development Travels Abroad

Black-and-Red Academy to participate in ninth Galway Cup
DCU Youth travels abroad

A group of D.C. United Academy players born in 1999 and below will compete in the prestigious Macron Galway Cup in Galway, Ireland, from August 5-10 at the state-of-the-art facility at Drom Soccer Park. United will send 16 players and four coaches to represent the Academy in this exciting competition against other academies from across the world.

Two D.C. United Academy Standouts earn End of Season Awards

Jean-Gilles and Owen earn Best XI
DCU Youth earn Best XI

After a season that saw the D.C. United U-16 Academy make it to the playoffs, two standouts from the squad have earned end of the year awards from the United States Soccer Development Academy.

Midfielder Patrick Jean-Gilles and forward Owen Marshall were named to the Eastern Conference Best XI following the end of the 2014-15 season. Both players joined D.C. United’s Pre-Academy three years ago. Jean-Gilles, a success story from United’s affiliate program, spent one year with Arlington Soccer Club before rejoining the U-16s this season.

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

Former United midfielder joins Black-and-Red Youth Development Staff
Carroll named U-14 Head Coach

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

Academy Update: July 29, 2014

Players travel to Portland to play against Bayern Munich Academy
Academy Update

Three D.C. United Academy players have been selected to play on the MLS Eastern All-Star team at the Generation adidas ESP event in Portland, Ore., during the first week of August. Jose Carranza, Jean-Christophe Koffi and Trey Vinson will travel to Portland to train, play and compete against other talented MLS Academy players from across the United States as well as the U-16 Bayern Munich Academy team.

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