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Five local players named to ECNL All-Event Teams from Sanford, Fla. event

ECNL All-Event Teams

The Elite Clubs National League announced the All-Event Teams from the second event in the 2011-2012 ECNL National Showcase Event Series, which was held December 28-30, 2011 in Sanford, FL. Five local players representing Freestate SA, McLean, Virginia Rush and FC Virginia were named to the all-star squads.

A total of 150 teams from 47 ECNL Member Clubs participated in the event, with games taking place at facilities across Seminole County, including the Seminole Soccer Complex, Sylvan Lakes Park, and Central Winds Park.

U-15 Academy squad excels at Disney Soccer Showcase

United’s U-15 squad finishes prestigious youth tournament unbeaten
U-15's excel at FL tourney

D.C. United’s U-15 Academy team recently traveled to Orlando, Fla. to participate in the annual Disney Soccer Showcase. The Black-and-Red finished the tournament in third place with an unbeaten record of 3-0-1, barely missing the championship game due to a two-goal differential.

Robinson, Martin named to US U-20 camp roster

United's academy products part of Ramos' 36-man squad
Robinson, Martin to US U-20s

Collin Martin vs NE Reserves - 2011 reserves

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Ben Keller/dcunited.com
Collin Martin vs NE Reserves

If it’s a new year, that means it’s camping time. US Soccer on Monday released the 36 names called in by Tab Ramos for the first US Under-20 men’s national team camp of the year, held from Monday until Jan. 9 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Re-joining the team are six players who participated in Ramos’ first camp in charge in November in Duisberg, Germany: Vancouver’s Omar Salgado (above), Real Salt Lake’s Luis Gil, recently signed LA Galaxy Home Grown product Jose Villarreal and Europe-based trio Sean Cunningham, Tyrone McCargo and Caleb Stanko.

Noticias de la Academia de D.C. United

Los combinados Sub-18 y Sub-16 lograron resultados positivos en la Liga de Desarrollo
Noticias de la Academia

Collin Martin vs NE Reserves - 2011 reserves

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Ben Keller/dcunited.com
Collin Martin

La Academia Juvenil de D.C. United continuó con los partidos de la
Liga de Desarrollo de Academia de U.S. Soccer, con los equipos Sub-18 y Sub-16
enfrentando a Sporting Kansas City y Sockers FC. Luego, United se midió ante
Vardar SC Freiburg.  

Academy Update: USSDA Winter Showcase

U-18’s and U-16’s earned positive results in USSDA match-ups
Academy Update

Collin Martin vs NE Reserves - 2011 reserves

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Ben Keller/dcunited.com
Collin Martin

D.C. United’s Youth Academy
resumed U.S. Soccer Development Academy action this past weekend, as the U-18’s
and U-16’s faced Sporting Kansas City and Sockers FC. The Academy sides then
faced Vardar SC Freiburg on Tuesday.

Academy teams head to winter showcase

U-16 and U-18 teams transitioning to 4-3-3 ahead of Florida trip
Academy heads to showcase

Jalen Robinson and Adam Hamdan with U-18s

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Matt Mathai/dcunited.com

WASHINGTON – The first team may have departed the nation’s capital for their offseason break, but for D.C. United’s Academy, the work is very much an ongoing process.

The bulk of D.C.’s Development Academy season doesn’t start until March 2012, but training sessions started this fall, with various friendlies scheduled along the way to keep the competitive juices flowing.

Like always, the goal is to further the development of the area’s young talent.

Equipos de Pre-Academia de D.C. United se lucen en el NSCAA College Showcase de Baltimore

Los combinados Sub-14 y Sub-15 terminaron el torneo invictos
Pre-Academia se luce

Los equipos de la Pre-Academia de D.C. United
participaron del torneo NSCAA College Showcase en Baltimore del 25 al 27 de
noviembre, finalizando el torneo de manera invicta.

Pre-Academy teams excel at NSCAA Baltimore College Showcase

U-14’s and U-15’s finish the tournament unbeaten
Pre-Academy teams excel

D.C.
United’s Pre-Academy teams participated in the NSCAA College Showcase in Baltimore
from November 25-27, with the U-14 and U-15 sides finishing the tournament
unbeaten.

La Academia de D.C. United comienza con el pie derecho

Los equipos Sub-16 y Sub-18 ganaron en la primera fecha de la temporada 2011-2012
Buen comienzo de la Academia

Patrick Foss

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Patrick Foss, defensor Sub-18

La Academia Juvenil de D.C. United arrancó la
temporada 2011-2012 de la Liga de Desarrollo de Academia U.S. Soccer con
victorias de los equipos Sub-16 y Sub-18. Ambos combinados se enfrentaron a
Seacoast United y Empire United el fin de semana pasado. 

El Sub-16 del United comenzó su campaña derrotando
2-0 a Seacoast United. Tobías Kastan anotó el primer gol en el minuto 30 con
una asistencia de Chrystian Najar. Michael Seaton sentenció el marcador luego
de robarle la pelota a un defensor y vencer al arquero del Seacoast,
sentenciando el 2-0 final. 

Positive start for D.C. United’s Youth Academy

U-16 and U-18 sides earn victories in inaugural 2011-2012 USSDA matches
Positive start for Academy

Patrick Foss

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dcunited.com

D.C.
United’s Youth Academy kicked off the 2011-2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy
season with victories from the U-16 and U-18 teams, as both sides faced
Seacoast United and Empire United this past weekend.

On
Saturday, November 16, United’s U-16’s began their campaign with a 2-0 victory
against Seacoast United. Tobias Kastan gave United a 1-0 lead in the 30thminute with an assist from Chrystian Najar. The final score was decided by
Michael Seaton, who stole the ball from a defender and beat the Seacoast
goalkeeper to make it 2-0.

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