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Academy

Jaime Moreno to host summer camps

Additional camps set for Maryland, D.C. and Virginia from June to August
Summer Camps

One of the most accomplished players in Major League Soccer history has turned his attention to helping area youth soccer players develop. Jaime Moreno – who scored the second-most goals in MLS history – now serves in the D.C. United Academy and will host two ‘Jaime Moreno Striker Camps’ this summer, accompanying a full slate of 17 D.C. United summer camps.

Academy Update

U-18’s and U-16’s compile perfect record for second consecutive weekend
Academy Update

D.C. United’s Academy teams compiled a perfect record this past weekend, as the U-18’s and U-16’s defeated FC Westchester and Albertson SC in USSDA matches.

United’s U-18 team kicked off the weekend with a 2-1 victory over FC Westchester on Saturday, April 21. Patrick Foss was United’s most influential player, converting two penalty kicks to help the Black-and-Red recover from a 0-1 deficit.

Academy Update

U-18’s and U-16’s compile perfect record in USSDA weekend play
Academy Update

D.C. United’s Academy compiled a perfect record last weekend, as the U-18’s and U-16’s earned back-to-back wins in USSDA matches.

On Saturday, April 14, United’s U-18 side defeated South Central Premier by 2-0. D.C. United took the lead early into the first half, opening the score with a goal from Jannick Eckenrode in the 13th minute, assisted by Jalen Robinson. Six minutes later, OJ Porteria tallied the winning goal from an assist by Marcus Salandy-Defour, securing the shutout victory.

United Academy ramps up scouting efforts

D.C.'s scouts have been identifying players ahead of the the next academy season
Scouting the next generation

D.C. United Pre-Academy vs New York Red Bulls Pre-Academy

Photo Credit: 
Roger Mallet - pbase.com/rjpfm

Despite its location deep within the ground level of RFK
Stadium, the atmosphere is unusually bright inside D.C. United’s Academy
offices.  The change of seasons
brings with it the promise of a new batch of players, a group that will author
the next chapter in the history of Major League Soccer’s most successful youth development system. 

Academy Spotlight: Collin Martin

United's Academy star has trained with Manchester United and Hoffenheim
Spotlight: Collin Martin

Colin Martin

Photo Credit: 
Ben Keller / dcunited.com
Colin Martin playing for D.C. United reserves

Name: Collin Martin
Age: 17
Position: Central Midfield
High School: Bethesda – Chevy Chase
Former Club: Olney Rangers

What they’re saying:

"He can change a game at any moment. He’s a very good passer of the ball, he’s good on the dribble and he scores goals. He’s pretty dynamic in that sense."
— Nolan Sheldon, D.C. United U-18 coach

Academy Update

U-16’s keep a clean sheet, Collin Martin called-up to U.S. U-20 camp
Academy Update

Collin Martin vs NE Reserves - 2011 reserves

Photo Credit: 
Ben Keller/dcunited.com

D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16 teams continued USSDA play last weekend, facing Mid-Atlantic Division rivals Baltimore Bays Chelsea.

United’s U-16’s kept a clean sheet on Saturday, March 31, earning a scoreless draw against Baltimore Bays. In an evenly contested match, defender Steven Gandy and goalkeeper Carlos Canas delivered solid performances to keep the shutout.

Noticias de la Academia de D.C. United

Combinados Sub-18 y Sub-16 se enfrentaron a la Academia de NY Cosmos
Noticias de la Academia 29/3

Los equipos Sub-18 y Sub-16 de la Academia de D.C. United continuaron
con la Liga de Academia de U.S. Soccer el pasado fin de semana, enfrentándose
al NY Cosmos y Met Oval. 

Academy Update

U-18’s and U-16’s faced the New York Cosmos in USSDA play
Academy Update

D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16 Academy teams resumed USSDA League action this past weekend, traveling north to face the New York Cosmos on Saturday and Met Oval on Sunday.

Academy announces university commitments

U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team midfielder Collin Martin to join Wake Forest University
Academy univ. commitments

Collin Martin vs NE Reserves - 2011 reserves

Photo Credit: 
Ben Keller/dcunited.com

D.C. United announced today that three of its U-18 players have committed to play soccer at three different NCAA Division I universities.

“We are excited for each of these individuals and are proud of the success they have had, both on the field and in the classroom,” said D.C. United U-18 Head Coach Nolan Sheldon. “This achievement is a culmination of many years of hard work and dedication, and we are confident that each one of them will have terrific collegiate careers.”

United's academy takes next step

Players like Bill Hamid are a testament to the work being done in D.C.'s youth system
Academy keeps growing
U-18's Head Coach Nolan Sheldon (center, standing) and United Assistant Coach Sonny Silooy (left)

A quick glance at D.C. United's first team
roster offers sufficient proof of what the club's academy has accomplished in
its brief existence. Regular
starters Bill Hamid and Andy Najar worked their way through the junior ranks
before inking professional contracts, as did reserves Ethan White and Conor
Shanosky.

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