Academy

Pre-academy update

Teams wrap up Labor Day Weekend friendlies
Pre-academy update

In its final preparations for the upcoming United States Soccer Development Academy season, D.C. United’s academy squads hosted three Majoy League Soccer academy teams for friendlies at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia over Labor Day weekend.

Suliaman Dainkeh called into U-18 US Men’s National Team Camp

Dainkeh will join the camp in Mill, Netherlands this week
Dainkeh called-up

D.C. United announced today that Academy product Suliaman Dainkeh has been called into the U-18 U.S. Men’s National Team camp in Mill, Netherlands. The camp will run from September 6th - 17th, with a match against the Netherlands on September 11th in Groesbeek, Netherlands and friendlies against U-18 club teams representing Feyenoord Rotterdam, Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge.

Shanosky excelling in loan stint with Ft. Lauderdale

United academy product making most of minutes earned in NASL
Shanosky shines in Florida

Shanosky with Ft Lauderdale

Photo Credit: 
Josue Rivera-Rios

Sent on loan to the NASL’s Ft. Lauderdale Strikers at the
beginning of the season, Conor Shanosky was entering a pivotal moment in his
career.  For the first time since
turning professional in 2010, the Sterling, Virginia native would be relied
upon for first team minutes. 

Those minutes, however, were not guaranteed.

Academy update

2012 Generation adidas Cup concluded, friendly matches scheduled for Labor Day Weekend
Academy update

Washington, D.C. (August 14, 2012) – D.C. United’s Academy has begun its preparation for the upcoming USSDA season. Last week, a team made up of U-16 and U-18 players participated in the 2012 Generation adidas Cup in Seattle. Already back in Washington, the Black-and-Red will resume training this week as they look ahead to several friendly matches scheduled for Labor Day Weekend. The friendlies will take place at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. and will include matchups against the Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, Philadelphia Union, and New York Red Bulls.

Academy players shine in reserve league triumph

United's youth system on display in 3-1 win over Red Bull reserves
5 academy players called-up

Late summer reserve league matches can often be the brutal
definition of mundane. Sandwiched between make-or-break league affairs, reserve
contests lack the intensity of their weekend counterparts. 

But for five members of D.C. United’s Academy, Monday’s match
against New York was a rare opportunity to test themselves against
professionals – and potentially take another step in impressing club
management.

United Drives to collect school supplies during August

Donations collected will benefit six public elementary schools
Donate school supplies

Throughout the 2012 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United collects items at select home games to benefit pre-determined non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. During the month of August, United for D.C. – D.C. United’s charitable arm – will collect new school supplies to benefit its six adopted D.C. public elementary schools: Harriet Tubman Elementary School, Payne Elementary School, Savoy Elementary School, Ketcham Elementary School, Simon Elementary School, and Bruce Monroe Elementary School.

VSA Heat Blue complete epic year with all-conquering run to U-17 girls national title

VSA Heat Blue run to title

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. 

Academy team set to compete in the 2012 Generation adidas Cup

Team comprised of U-18 and U-16 players to kickoff vs. FC Dallas on Friday
Academy to adidas Cup
D.C. United won the 2010 SUM (Generation adidas) Cup

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).

BRYC 95 Elite girls earn third title of fantastic season with U-16 national championship

BRYC 95 girls earn title

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.

U-16’s wrap up 2011-2012 USSDA season

United Academy team ranked seventh in the nation
U-16's complete season

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.

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