It has been a fantastic trip and our boys have benefited from the experience in many ways. From the moment we stepped off the plane in Mexico City, our players & staff were well taken care of. There were many highlights during the weeklong trip including watching a CONCACAF Champions League match in Azteca Stadium, touring the stadium, interacting with our international competition in the hotel and eating at a traditional Mexican restaurant!
WASHINGTON – The D.C. United Academy has announced its staff ahead of the 2015-16 youth soccer season, including a number of key new additions. The new hires include Ken Krieger, who has been named Head Coach of United’s Under-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team; Patrick Mannix, named the academy’s Lead Sport Performance Coach; Gus Teren, the new Under-15 Head Coach; and David Mieklejohn, who has been named the D.C. United Academy Goalkeeping Coach.
This week, D.C. United's 2002/2003 academy team travel to Mexico City to participate in the inaugural Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League. From August 4 to August 8, teams from around the region (Mexico, U.S.A., Canada, Central America and the Caribbean) will represent their countries at the international level.
The D.C. United Academy received five awards from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, which names various end-of-year honors to the outstanding performers throughout the country, including players, coaches and overall team recognitions for each age group.
WASHINGTON – The D.C. United Academy concluded its 2014-2015 season in Westfield, Ind., with the Under-18 team competing in the playoff competition and the Under-16 and Under-14 teams participating in a showcase event. All of the Academy groups played in three matches at the Grand Park Sports Campus against other U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams from across North America.
The D.C. United Academy's first residential camps in conjunction with the team's landmark partnership with The Calverton School highlight the club's annual series of residential summer camps beginning this month.
WASHINGTON – Five D.C. United Academy teams wrapped up their 2014-2015 regular seasons while the Under-23 team continued its PDL season with two games last week. The academy squads combined for a 4-3-2 overall record, with the Under-13 and Under-16 teams each playing twice. The highlight of the weekend was the Under-18 team’s 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Union on the back of a pair of goals by D.C. United’s Eryk Williamson.
WASHINGTON– D.C. United’s Under-23, Under-16, Under-15 and Under-13 teams returned to action last weekend and went undefeated in all matches, securing a 2-0-2 record across the board. The highlight came in the U-23 team’s second-half resurgence to earn themselves a draw in New York.