D.C. United’s U-23 team had an excellent showing in NPSL this season. The talented squad went undefeated in the regular season, but dropped its first playoff match 1-0 to the Greater Binghamton Futbol Club Thunder (GBFC). Lucas Heffron of GBFC netted the game winner off an assist from Bozidar Jelovac in the 52nd minute. Though the U-23s out-shot GBFC 7-4, the Mid-Atlantic Conference champions were unable to find an answer to the Thunder’s lone goal.
Ten D.C. United Academy players were invited to the U.S. Soccer Local Combine that ran from July 1-2 in Glen Allen, Va. The two-day training event included both on field exercises and in classroom instruction for selected players.
D.C. United’s Academy has announced its U-16 and U-18 tryout dates for the 2014/2015 season. All tryouts will be held at the RFK Auxiliary Field from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Monday, July 7, and Thursday, July 10.
The Black-and-Red Academy team was launched in 2004, and has since grown to incorporate a U-23 National Premier Soccer League team, three U.S. Development Academy teams, three Pre-Academy teams and various annual camps and training opportunities.
The D.C. United U-16s were in action Friday, June 27 against MLS rival LA Galaxy. It was their final game of group play at the playoffs. Going into the game, United were up on goal differential and needed only a tie or a win to move on to the quarterfinals.
Day three of the United States Soccer Development Academy playoffs pitted the D.C. United U-16s against Sockers FC out of Chicago. More torrential rain delayed the kickoff by 45 minutes at Grand Park Sports Complex and changed the field conditions from grass to turf, but United was ready to go.
Torrential downpours, weather delays, red cards and a tornado warning made for a long, tiresome and eventful Tuesday. Both the D.C. United U-18s and U-16s were in action on yesterday, June 24.
The D.C. United U-18s and U-16s are in Westfield, IN for the United States Soccer Development Academy Playoffs this week. The U-18s played their first game against Shattuck-Saint Mary’s on Monday, June 23 at 10 a.m.
With the stadium floodlights shining down, the smell of freshly cut grass and the sound of thousands of fans roaring your name, walking onto the RFK field as a D.C. United player is a feeling that most people can only dream of experiencing...until now! The electricity and buzz felt by being a professional soccer player is now being encapsulated into an overnight residential camp at RFK Stadium.
The last day at the U-14 Development Academy Showcase started with the threat of rain and the pressure to play well against another MLS Academy squad. The D.C. United U-14s were undefeated going into their clash against the Colorado Rapids on Monday morning. The young Black-and-Red was looking for their first win at the showcase after tying their two previous games 2-2. This would be the last game together at this age group and emotions were running high.