Academy

Development Academy Showcase: Day Three Recap

The U-14s go out with a 1-0 win
U-14 Recap: Day Three

The last day at the U-14 Development Academy Showcase started with the threat of rain and the pressure to play well against another MLS Academy squad. The D.C. United U-14s were undefeated going into their clash against the Colorado Rapids on Monday morning. The young Black-and-Red was looking for their first win at the showcase after tying their two previous games 2-2. This would be the last game together at this age group and emotions were running high.

Weekly Rundown: June 17, 2014

USA Watch Parties, Camps and Tryouts, USOC kickoff
Weekly Rundown

Development Academy Showcase: Day Two Recap

U14s come back twice to tie LA 2-2
U14 Recap: Day Two

Day two of the United States Soccer Development Academy U-14 Showcase saw another early morning for the young Black-and-Red. Indiana provided another excellent day for the teams to showcase their talents in front of several U.S. Soccer scouts. The DCU U-14s squared off against a skilled Los Angeles Futbol Academy on Saturday morning.

Development Academy Showcase: Day One Recap

U-14s tie Gottschee 2-2 on opening day
U-14 Recap: Day One

Friday the 13th wasn’t too unlucky for the young Black-and-Red. The D.C. United U-14s opened their Development Academy Showcase weekend against BW Gottschee Friday morning. From the opening touch, United dominated play and created many chances, though were intially unable to convert . John Eberle broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute after Gottschee’s goalkeeper deflected a shot from Chandler Vaughn. Despite several shots on goal, a stellar first half performance from Gottschee’s ‘keeper held United to a one-goal lead heading into half time.

Academy Update: June 10, 2014

All three Academy teams go undefeated in last regular season games
Academy Update

The D.C. United U-23, U-18, U-16 and U-14s were all in action this past weekend at several different venues. The U-18, U-16 and U-14s finished up the regular season, while the U-23s continue its summer season.

U-23s vs. Legacy 76: 1-0 win

Goals: Jannick Eckenrode (Cody Albrecht) [23]

Weekly Rundown: June 10, 2014

United Soccer Club Spring Classic, World Cup content at dcunited.com, Academy tryouts
Weekly Rundown

This week, we're pretty busy getting ready for the World Cup break.

Nolan Sheldon named D.C. United Academy Director

Current U-18 Head Coach to assume oversight of all Academy initiatives
Nolan Sheldon named Academy Director

D.C. United has announced that Nolan Sheldon has been named D.C. United Academy Director. Sheldon, who currently serves as Director of D.C. United camps and Head Coach of the D.C. United Academy Under-18 team, will assume oversight of all D.C. United Academy initiatives, youth teams and training opportunities. D.C. United continues to have one of the most successful academy programs in the country, with seven players that have graduated from the youth ranks to professional Major League Soccer contracts.

Q&A with D.C. United Academy Director Nolan Sheldon

dcunited.com chats with Sheldon on his visions and goals for DCU Youth Development
Q&A with Nolan Sheldon

Nolan Sheldon - headshot

Photo Credit: 
dcunited.com

What are you goals for the D.C. United Academy?

DMV Roundup: June 3, 2014

Kickers, Spirit win away, DCU U-23s tie
DMV Roundup

While D.C. United was hard at work at RFK, the Richmond Kickers, Washington Spirit and D.C. United U-23s were busy giving the DMV an undefeated record on the weekend.

Academy Update: May 28, 2014

D.C. United U-23 side wins in first home game of the NPSL season
D.C. United Academy Update

The D.C. United U-23, U-18 and U-16 Academy and Pre-Academy teams were all in action this past weekend.

The D.C. United U-23 team beat Chesterfield United FC 1-0 in its first home game of the NPSL season. The lone goal came off a spectacular bicycle kick from Ryan Harmouche in the 41st minute.

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