U-16's hear from Ben Olsen before they head to finals

Plenty of strong ties between first team and academy side
Olsen talks to U-16's

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.

U-16’s feeling confident heading into 2012 USSDA National Championship

U-16 Academy Team begins the 2012 United States Soccer Development Academy National Championshi
U-16’s ready for Nationals

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 Sub-16 de D.C. United confiado de cara al Campeonato Nacional USSDA 2012

Sub-16 arranca el Campeonato Nacional USSDA el martes 17 de julio a las 9 p.m. en Houston, Texa
Sub-16 encara las finales

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.

Sub-16 de D.C. United avanza al Campeonato Nacional de USSDA

El United será uno de los ochos equipos que competirán en Houston a partir del 16 de julio
Sub-16 a las finales

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. 

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17-year-old impressed D.C.'s first-teamers during recent training stint

Colin Martin playing with D.C. United Reserves

Equal parts excited and anxious, Collin Martin sat alone at a corner locker in D.C. United’s busy dressing room last week.  For the first few days, the latest academy product to be called up to first team training kept to himself - until the Black-and-Red’s captain broke the ice.

U-16’s advance to USSDA National Championship

Undefeated United one of eight teams to compete in Houston, Texas on July 16
U-16's advance to finals

D.C. United’s U-16 team advanced to the 2012 USSDA National Championship after finishing their playoff run undefeated. The USSDA National Championship will take place at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium, beginning on July 16.

United’s U-16’s earned a spot in the National Championship by finishing in first place on Group 6, with victories against Concorde Fire and Colorado Rush, and a draw with the LA Galaxy.

Academy Update

U-16’s win Mid-Atlantic Division title, advance to USSDA playoffs
Academy Update

D.C. United’s U-16 and U-18 teams wrapped up USSDA regular season play this past weekend, with the U-16’s winning the Eastern Conference Mid-Atlantic Division title and securing a spot in the playoffs, while the U-18’s finished their season in fourth place.

Academy update

U-16s and U-18s compete in Pennsylvania, prepare for final week of Development Academy regular
Academy update

D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16 Academy teams traveled to Pennsylvania this past weekend to take on FC Delco and PA Classics, respectively. Both teams will compete in final Development Academy regular season matches this weekend, with hopes of making the playoffs.

U16-U18 Academy tryout update

Players can sign up for tryout notifications via United’s Academy website
Academy tryout update

D.C. United announced today plans for the club’s Academy tryouts. Players in the U-17/18 and U-15/16 age groups can sign up online and receive e-mail notifications with further instructions on registration, as well as dates and times for the upcoming tryouts. To sign up, please go to and select a team.

Academy Update

U-18’s outclass Potomac; U-16’s reach three-game unbeaten streak
Academy Update

Following a two-week layoff, D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16 teams returned to action this past weekend, facing Potomac in USSDA play.

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