Academy

Academy Update - May 13, 2013

United’s U-18s and U-16s clinch USSDA playoff spots ahead of final match of the 2012-13 season
Academy Update

D.C. United’s Academy U-18s and U-16s both played top-ranked Players Development Academy (PDA) teams over the weekend, seeing United’s U-18s victorious and the U-16s go down. However, both sides are still well-positioned in the Atlantic Division of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league and will head to FC Dallas Park on June 24-28 for the 2013 USSDA Academy playoffs.

D.C. United Development Academy take on PDA in last home match

United's U16s and U18s face highly ranked PDA
Academy teams take on PDA in last home match

Ahead of their final home matches, D.C. United’s Youth Development Academy U16 and U18 teams are gearing up for a tough weekend against New Jersey club Players Development Academy (PDA). 

Academy Update - May 6, 2013

U-18s and U-16s lose close matches against NJSA
Academy Update

Gearing up toward the end of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season, the U-18 and U-16 D.C. United Academy teams both dropped their respective matches 1-0 to New Jersey Soccer Academy (NJSA).

Academy Update - May 6, 2013

U-18s and U-16s lose close matches against NJSA
Academy Update

Gearing up toward the end of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season, the U-18 and U-16 D.C. United Academy teams both dropped their respective matches 1-0 to New Jersey Soccer Academy (NJSA).

Additional tryout date added for D.C. United U23's

Three initial tryout dates reach capacity, fourth date added as interest grows
Additional tryout date for U23's

After the announcement in February that D.C. United U23 would compete in the National Premier Soccer League, interest in the newly developed team has been high. Three initial tryout dates were announced just last month, but have already filled up. In an effort to find the best available talent, D.C.

Academy Update - April 29, 2013

U-18s and U-16s come out with solid results in back-to-back weekend matches
Academy Update

D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16 Academy teams both played two matches over the weekend, with neither team dropping a match and both improving their respective records in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league.

Field Set for National Finals of Sueño MLS 2013

6 D.C. finalists set to compete against LA and Colorado
Field Set for National Finals of Sueño MLS 2013

Major League Soccer announced today the final roster of 15 talented young field players and three “Good Hands®” top goalkeeper - El Portero Allstate finalists, who will compete in the National Finals of Sueño MLS 2013 – Presented by Allstate. The field was set yesterday at the LA Galaxy tryouts, when the last six participants were selected by MLS and the LA Galaxy.

D.C. United Academy's Gerson Umaña recognized

Umaña named U.S. Soccer Development Academy Player of the Week
D.C. United Academy's Gerson Umaña recognized

D.C. United U-15/16 Academy forward Gerson Umaña was named U.S. Soccer Development Academy Player of the Week. Umaña scored a hat trick last Saturday against FC DELCO— the 15-year-old found the net in the 15th, 55th, and 62nd minutes. Umaña’s second goal would ultimately win the game for the Black-and-Red, beating FC DELCO 5-3 and improving its record to 14-2-4. With 15 goals on the season thus far, Umaña has continued to develop as a player and impress his coaches.

D.C. United to hold tryouts for newly formed U-12 Pre-Academy team, as well as for U-13s and U-15s

United searching for preeminent Pre-Academy talent ahead of 2013 fall season
Pre-Academy tryouts now open

D.C. United today announced that it will be holding tryouts for its newly formed U-12 Pre-Academy side, as well as its U-13 and U-15 Pre-Academy teams. The U-12 squad will serve as a feeder system for the U-14, U-16 and U-18 Academy teams and will ultimately carve a path for players to become part of D.C. United’s First Team. D.C.

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Collin Martin, former D.C. United Academy standout and current Wake Forest Demon Deacon, was called into the United States U-20 Training Camp in Carson, Calif., from April 22-29 in preparation for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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