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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 has announced that Jeff Carroll has been named D.C. United Academy Under-14 Head Coach.
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.
D.C. United’s U-23 team had an excellent showing in NPSL this season. The talented squad went undefeated in the regular season, but dropped its first playoff match 1-0 to the Greater Binghamton Futbol Club Thunder (GBFC). Lucas Heffron of GBFC netted the game winner off an assist from Bozidar Jelovac in the 52nd minute. Though the U-23s out-shot GBFC 7-4, the Mid-Atlantic Conference champions were unable to find an answer to the Thunder’s lone goal.