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Academy

Academy scouting report – Part I

Several D.C. United Academy graduates are making an impact on the college game
Academy scouting report – I

Mikias Eticha playing for United's Reserve Team

Photo Credit: 
Ben Keller/dcunited.com

Days away from the start of the 2011-2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, we turn our attention to D.C. United’s strong tradition of player development. In the past two years, United’s Academy has produced several first team contributors, including 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year Andy Najar, U.S. National Team back-up goalkeeper Bill Hamid, recent U.S. U-23 call-up Ethan White and U.S. U-20 midfielder Conor Shanosky.

D.C. Academy standout Patrick Foss gets start with Reserves

United U-18 player goes 71 minutes in Reserve League match
Academy's Foss gets start

Patrick Foss

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dcunited.com

WASHINGTON – One of the biggest advantages about the return of the MLS Reserve League in 2011 is the chance for Academy players to get in the mix with the pros.

Such was the case for D.C. United U-18 defender Patrick Foss, who earned a start with D.C.’s Reserves in a 2-2 tie Thursday morning against the Red Bulls.

Foss, who spent last year at the U.S. U-17 Academy in Bradenton, Florida, enjoyed the chance to test himself against New York’s reserves.

Academia Juvenil de D.C. United lista para la temporada 2011-2012

Los combinados Sub-16 y Sub-18 finalizaron sus partidos de pretemporada frente a Philadelphia U
Academia lista

Los equipos de la Academia Juvenil de D.C.
United jugaron su último partido de pretemporada de cara al comienzo de la
temporada 2011-2012, enfrentando a sus pares de Philadelphia Union el fin de
semana pasado.

El equipo Sub-18 del United cayó ante el
Union por 3 a 1 el domingo, 6 de noviembre. Patrick Foss anotó el único gol de
los capitalinos luego de convertir un penal en el segundo tiempo.

D.C. United Youth Academy ready for 2011-2012 season

U-16 and U-18 teams conclude preseason matches against Philadelphia Union
DCU Academy ready

D.C.
United’s Youth Academy teams played their last preseason matches ahead of the
2011-2012 season, taking on their Philadelphia Union counterparts last weekend.

United’s
U-18 side fell 3-1 to the Union on Sunday, November 6. Patrick Foss scored
United’s only goal of the match after converting a penalty in the second half. 

La Academia Juvenil de D.C. United continúa con los preparativos para la temporada 2011/2012

Los combinados Sub-16 y Sub-18 se midieron ante Albertson en partidos de pretemporada
Academia 24/10/11

La Academia Juvenil de D.C. United continuó
con su preparación para la temporada 2011/2012 este fin de semana,
con los combinados Sub-16 y Sub-18 enfrentando a Albertson el domingo, 23 de
octubre en el campo de entrenamiento del Estadio RFK. 

D.C. United Youth Academy continues 2011-2012 season preparations

U-16 and U-18 sides faced Albertson in pre-season matches
Academy Update 10/24/11

D.C.
United’s Youth Academy continued its preparation for the 2011-2012 season this
weekend as the U-16 and U-18 sides faced Albertson on Sunday, October 23 at the
RFK training grounds. 

The
U-18’s played their third pre-season match on Sunday afternoon, consisting of
three 30-minute periods. Albertson scored two goals in a physical and fast-paced
first period, securing a final score of 2-0. Despite improved play throughout
the match, United was unable to tally a goal. The U-18’s previously fell 3-1
against Toronto FC on October 17. 

Sub-16 de D.C. United derrota a Philadelphia Union en partido de pretemporada

Cristhyan Najar y Christian Rodrigues se conectan en la victoria del Sub-16; Sub-18 cae frente
Academia 10/10/11

La Academia Juvenil de D.C. United continuó
con su preparación de pretemporada este fin de semana, con los combinados
Sub-16 y Sub-18 enfrentando a Philadelphia Union el domingo, 9 de octubre en
Wayne, Pennsylvania.

D.C. United U-16’s defeat Philadelphia Union in pre-season match

Cristhyan Najar and Christian Rodrigues combine in U-16’s victory; U-18’s fall to the Union
Academy Update 10/10/11

D.C.
United’s Youth Academy continued with its pre-season preparation this weekend,
as the U-16 and U-18 sides faced the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, October 9 in
Wayne, Pa. 

Soccer leads to globetrotting existence for WPS vet, Silver Spring product Joanna Lohman

Globetrotting with Lohman

Professional soccer players around the world have readily leaped into the emerging medium of Twitter and Philadelphia Independence midfielder Joanna Lohman is no exception.

A Silver Spring, Md. native who starred for Bethesda SC Scorpions and Penn State University before moving on to a successful career in Women’s Professional Soccer and several stints with the U.S. Women’s National Team, Lohman regularly posts updates and corresponded with fans throughout the Independence’s run to this year’s WPS Championship game in Rochester, N.Y. on August 27.

La Academia de D.C. United se prepara para la campaña 2011-2012

Los equipos Sub-18 y Sub-16 jugarán sus primeros partidos de Liga en noviembre
Academia 2011-2012

D.C. United anunció hoy los detalles del
personal y el calendario de la Academia Juvenil para la temporada 2011-2012.
Cada uno de los equipos de la Academia del United entrenará de lunes a
viernes. Los Rojinegros comenzarán la Liga de Desarrollo de Academia de U.S.
Soccer 2011-2012 en dos meses, con el combinado Sub-18 enfrentando a
Seacoast United el 19 de noviembre y el Sub-16 midiéndose ante Empire United el
20 de noviembre. 

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