It could be described as utter domination.
Northern Virginia Under-17 girls powerhouse VSA Heat Blue proved that they were the top squad in the Northeast United States at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships in early July, racing to the title with an undefeated record.
With a spot at nationals assured, coach Steve Smith’s ladies hoped to build on that performance. They did that and more.
D.C. United’s Academy will kickoff the 2012 Generation adidas Cup in Seattle this Friday, August 3. The Black-and-Red will compete in Group B against FC Dallas (Friday, August 3), LA Galaxy (Saturday, August 4), and Toronto FC (Monday, August 6).
Braddock Road Youth Club’s 95 Elite girls squad had already enjoyed a stellar season before heading to South Carolina for the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, having won the Virginia State Cup and the Region I title. And given the bearish schedule they drew for the national finals at Manchester Meadow in Rock Hill, S.C., the Springfield, Va.-based team had reason to moderate their expectations and celebrate what they’d achieved to that point.
D.C. United’s U-16 team wrapped up a successful 2011-2012 USSDA season last weekend in the National Championship held in Houston, Texas. The U-16’s finished the tournament with a 1-2-1 record, scoring five goals and allowing four, as well as securing the seventh place in the nation’s Academy ranking.
D.C. United anunció hoy que tres de sus jugadores juveniles han sido
galardonados con Premios de Fin de Año de la U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Los jugadores Sub-18, Collin Martin (Chevy Chase, Md.) y Patrick Foss (South
Riding, Va.), y el defensor Sub-16, Suliaman Dainkeh (Reston, Va.), fueron
nombrados al Once Ideal de la Conferencia del Este en sus respectivas
A continuación, los Equipos Ideales de la Conferencia Este de las
categorías Sub-18 y Sub-16.
Ideal Sub-18, Conferencia del Este
D.C. United announced today that three of the club’s Academy players have earned U.S. Soccer Development Academy End of Year Awards. U-18 midfielder Collin Martin (Chevy Chase, Md.), defender Patrick Foss (South Ridign, Va.), and U-16 defender Suliaman Dainkeh (Reston, Va.) were named to the East Conference Starting XI in their respective age groups.
Below are the USSDA U-18 and U-16 East Conference Starting XI lineups.
East Conference U-18 Starting XI
With a long flight to Houston looming and late morning temperatures creeping towards the 90's, D.C. United's players headed straight for the locker room after a brief practice session this past Saturday. While his players turned their attention towards the Dynamo, Head Coach Ben Olsen momentarily focused on the club's future.
D.C. United’s U-16 Academy Team has advanced to the 2012 USSDA National Championship in Houston, Texas after finishing undefeated in their playoff run in Dallas, Texas. The team finished in first place in Group 6, with victories against Concorde Fire and Colorado Rush, and a draw with the LA Galaxy. The team currently has an overall record of 17-7-6 (6-2-4 divisional record) and is led in scoring by Michael Seaton with 14 goals (Capitol Heights, Md.) and Nigel Robinson with 13 (Woodbridge, VA).
El equipo Sub-16 de la Academia de D.C. United
comienza arrancará su actuación en el Campeonato Nacional de Academia de U.S.
Soccer el martes 17 de julio a las 9 p.m., Hora del Este, contra Crew Soccer
Academy Wolves en Houston, Texas.
El equipo Sub-16 de D.C. United avanzó al Campeonato Nacional de USSDA
2012, luego de terminar la fase de grupos invicto. El campeonato se llevará a
cabo en el estadio BBVA Compass de Houston a partir del 16 de julio.
El Sub-16 se aseguró un lugar en el Campeonato Nacional al terminar en
primer lugar del Grupo 6, con victorias ante Concorde Fire y Colorado Rush, y
un empate con el LA Galaxy.