Academy

Academy Update - Two former players reach quarterfinals of College Cup

Mikias Eticha and Tyler Rudy remain in hunt for NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship
Former Academy players in College Cup

Mikias Eticha playing for United's Reserve Team

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Two former D.C. United Academy players, sophomore Mikias Eticha (University of Maryland; Falls Church, Va.; Arlington Soccer Association) and sophomore Tyler Rudy (Georgetown University; Olney, Md.; Olney Boys and Girls Club), and their respective universities reached the quarterfinals of the College Cup this past weekend. Freshman goalkeeper Cody Niedermeier (Arnold, Va.; Olney Boys and Girls Club) is another former Academy product who features for Maryland, but a recently reinjured wrist has kept him from seeing action.

Academy update - U-18

U-18's fall to PDA
U-18 update - 11/19

Academy update - U-18 - 2012

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This past weekend, the D.C. United U-18 Development Academy team capped off the fall season with a tough loss at PDA in Zarephath, New Jersey.

In a tough-as-nails defensive battle, the U-18’s fell 1-0 to PDA, conceding the match’s only goal in the 48th minute off of a quick counter-attack from a turnover at half-field. Despite controlling the ball for much of the game, United was unable to consistently create or convert its chances.

Academy update - U-16

U-16's triumph over PDA
U-16 update - 11/19

U-16 Academy huddle - 2012

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This past weekend the U-16 Academy ended their season with a 1-0 win over PDA in Zeraphath, New Jersey.

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Gerson Umana

A report out today from TopDrawerSoccer.com offers some quotes from D.C. United U-16 Academy player, Gerson Umana.

Academy product/Reston native called into U-18 Camp

Fellow Academy player/Manassas native Trey Vinson recently participated in U-15 U.S. Camp
Dainkeh called up for U-18 Camp

D.C. United announced today that Academy product Suliaman Dainkeh (Reston, Va.) has been called into the U-18 U.S. Men’s National Team camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The U-18 camp will run from November 17-24, with two friendlies against Canada on November 21 and 23. Trey Vinson (Manassas, Va.), recently participated in the U-15 U.S. Boy’s National Team camp that occurred from October 27-November 3, also at The Home Depot Center.

Academy update - U-18

A tale of two penalty kicks for the U-18s against FC Delco
U-18 update - 11/12

Academy update - U-18

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D.C. United's U-18 Academy team saw their winning streak snapped this past Saturday with a 1-0 loss to FC Delco's U-18's in Radnor, PA.

A missed penalty kick by the U-18’s in the opening minute of the match and a converted FC Delco penalty kick in the 72nd minute proved to be the difference between the squads. A handball inside the box in the first minute of the match gave Patrick Foss (South Riding, Va.) an opportunity to put United up 1-0, but the FC Delco goalkeeper saved the ball to keep the scoreline even.

Academy update - U-16

U-16's end their win streak, remain undefeated
U-16 update - 11/12

Academy - U-16 - 2012

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D.C. United's U-16 Academy team ended their winning streak this past Saturday with a 2 all draw at FC Delco in Radnor, PA.

Academy update - U-18

U-18's come out blazing, put up 7 goals against VA rival
U-18 update - 11/5

Academy update - U-18 - Nov 2012

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United's U-18 Academy team netted an astounding seven goals in a 7-1 victory over the VA Rush.

Braces from three players – Denis Najar (Alexandria, Va.), Patrick Foss (South Riding, Va.) and Timothy Wilson (Frederick, Md.) – helped the U-18’s cruise to a 7-1 win in which the squad notched the highest goals total in a single match this season. Michael Seaton (Hyattsville, Md.) tallied a goal in the 46th minute to add to the scoring as well.

Academy update - U-16

Acadmy U-16's still undefeated on the season
U-16 update - 11/5

Academy update - U-16 - Nov 2012

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D.C. United's U-16 US Soccer Development Academy team continued their winning ways by shutting out VA Rush 3-0 this past Saturday.

Sharp one-touch and two-touch passing, quick attacks and strong defensive play guided the U-16’s to a 3-0 victory over the VA Rush U-16 squad. Julian Cummings (Fredericksburg, Va.) put the U-16’s ahead 1-0 off of a Christophe Koffi (Potomac, Md.) pass across the six-yard box. The two other goals also came in the first half, with Koffi and Gerson Umana (Lorton, Va.) setting each other up for one strike apiece.

Academy update - U-16

U-16's continue undefeated run in Development Academy play
U-16 update - 10/29

Academy update - U-16

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On Sunday, D.C. United's U-16 Academy team defeated Potomac's U-16's 4-1 at Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Va.

Gaining a rhythm of possession early and stymieing the opponents’ talented attacking corps with an organized backline, the U-16 team showed great discipline as well. Goals came from a Gerson Umana double – his opener a beautiful free kick from 25 yards and his second a pass from winger Julian Cummings – and a Christophe Koffi brace – his first a cross from Michael Monahan and his second a cross off of the post from Cummings.

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