Seven D.C. United Academy alums featured in the Maryland v. Wake Forest matchup on Saturday, Oct. 19 in College Park, Md. This Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) rivalry has always been a heated battle in which everyone is familiar with one another. For seven of those players, it’s not just familiarity, but a brotherhood. Four DCU alums, Mikias Eticha, Suli Dainkeh, Cody Niedermeier and Michale Sauers play for Maryland and three, Rafael Fagundo, Ian Harkes and Jalen Robinson play for Wake Forest.
Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2013) – In the fifth weekend of the 2013-14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season (USSDA), D.C. United’s Academy teams once again went undefeated as all three sides picked up big victories against Continental FC DELCO.
D.C. United Academy's Jose Carranza spoke with U.S. Soccer while at National Team Camp, says playing at Camp and at the Academy level will help his development as a player.
Washington, D.C. (September 9, 2013) – To open their respective 2013-14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) seasons, D.C. United’s U-18, U-16 and U-14 Academy teams took on regional rival Baltimore Bays Chelsea this past Saturday at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. While the U-16s lost 2-1, the U-18s and U-14s both drew Baltimore 1-1.
Following a competitive Generation adidas Cup regional event this past weekend, the U-18, U-16 and U-14 D.C. United Academy teams will begin the 2013-14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) regular season Saturday, Sept. 7. This season marks the first time all three youth squads will play in the USSDA as the U-14 team, considered Pre-Academy in 2012-13, joins the U-16 and U-18 squads that have been members since the Academy’s inaugural season in 2007.
D.C. United today announced its rosters for the 2013-2014 Academy teams. Seventy-two players from the greater Washington, D.C. region were selected for the Black-and-Red’s Academy squads: 25 on the U-14 team, 23 on the U-16 side and 24 on the U-18 team roster.
D.C. United today announced that two members of D.C. United’s Academy U-16s team have been named to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) U-15/16 East Conference Starting XI for 2012-13. Additionally, the D.C. United U-23s ended its 2013 National Premier League Season (NPSL) with a 2-1 victory over CASL Elite.
D.C. United today announced, in collaboration with Beach FC, that its U-23 squad will hold a player showcase in Virginia Beach, Va., on Sunday, July 14 at Hampton Roads Soccer Complex. The event will also feature youth soccer clinic for ages U-7 to U-12. The clinic will include interactive elements straight from the D.C. United Academy training program and will offer an opportunity for local youth to take the field with top-tier D.C. United U-23 staff and players. Members of the public who wish to solely attend the game will be able to do so free of charge.
D.C. United’s Academy U-18s and U-16s concluded the teams’ U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) seasons with the League playoffs held in Frisco, TX against other top USSDA sides from around the country from June 24-27 and June 25-28, respectively. Also, United’s U-23s topped Chesterfield United FC 5-1 on Saturday in their latest National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) match.