Nine D.C. United Academy players journeyed to Milan to train with sister club Internazionale F.C. and have had the experience of a lifetime, on and off the field.
From experiencing the thrill of a match at the famed San Siro to impressing in training matches, the academy players have tested themselves and expanded their horizons.
Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2015) -- D.C. United Academy Under-13, Under-14, Under-15, Under-16 and Under-18 teams all returned to action over the weekend playing one match each on Saturday, May 2. The U-14, U-16 and U-18 teams took on Richmond United at Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, Va., while the U-13 and U-15 teams traveled to Covenant Park in Ellicott, Md., to play the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC).
Washington, D.C. (Apr. 30, 2014) – D.C. United has announced that a select group of D.C. United Academy players will train with their age-group counterparts at partner club F.C. Internazionale from May 3-8. Players from United’s U-14, U-16, and U-18 Development Academy teams will travel to Italy and take part in practice sessions at the Centro Sportivo Giacinto Facchetti. They will also attend Inter’s match against AC Chievo Verona at the famed Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, more commonly known as San Siro, on May 3.
Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2015) -- D.C. United Academy Under-13, Under-14, Under-15, Under-16 and Under-18 teams all participated in a double header this past weekend. Their first game on Saturday, April 25, pitted them against Maryland side Bethesda-Olney Soccer Academy. The U-14, U-16 and U-18 matches took place at Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, Va., while the U-13 and U-15 games were played at the RFK Auxiliary Field. Together the teams combined for a 1-2-2 record against their Maryland neighbors.
D.C. United Academy teams at the U-15, U-13, U-12, and new U-11 level will hold open tryouts per age group beginning in May. The trials give an opportunity for players in the area to showcase their skills and be evaluated by D.C. United Academy coaches. The academy has expanded to the U-11 level for the first time in the 2015-2016 season, creating the opportunity for players born on or after August 1, 2004, to represent D.C. United at an academy level.
Washington, D.C. (April 21, 2015) – D.C. United Academy Director Nolan Sheldon has earned the Elite Formation Coaching License through participation in Major League Soccer’s partnership program with the French Football Association. Sheldon completed nearly two years of courses and evaluations, including trips to France to study the French style of play. Sheldon will segue the license into participation in a technical director’s course administered by the U.S. Soccer Federation in Portland, Ore., in the coming weeks.
There’s nothing like spring break. A time to relax, wake up late, hang out with friends – or to make the most of the unique opportunity that only being a part of the D.C. United Academy can afford.
On Thursday morning, as they have been all week throughout their weeklong vacation from T.C. Williams High School, D.C. United Under-18 teammates Jorge Calix and Eryk Williamson were on the field inside RFK Stadium in lock-step training with the First Team as it made its final preparations for face Orlando City.
D.C. United Academy Update
U13s and U14s in action; U12s and U17s head to Generation adidas Cup
Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2015) – Two D.C. United Academy teams kicked off their 2015 season this past weekend in New York and Virginia while two more teams are currently participating in the Generation adidas Cup in Frisco, Texas.
Four D.C. United Academy teams opened up their spring season this past weekend logging a 2-1-1 record. The U15s, U16s and U18s faced New Jersey club PDA (Players Development Academy) and the U12s battled Bethesda SC Blue.
This weekend the U16s and U18s will travel to Everton FC Westchester in Purchase, N.Y., as the U12s and U15s have the weekend off.
U12s: 2-1 loss against Bethesda Blue
Goal: Juston Rainey [53’]
D.C. United has announced that the club has formed a partnership with Evergreen FC for the D.C. United U-23 team that will compete in the Premier Development League in 2015.
"We are pleased to have our U-23 team competing in the PDL during the summer of 2015,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “This will provide a meaningful competition to enhance the summer experience for both our returning college academy players and for talented college players from across the country.”