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.”
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
Los equipos Sub-18 y Sub-16 de D.C. United viajaron a New Jersey el
pasado fin de semana para medirse ante PDA y NYRB.
El Sub-18 comenzó el fin de semana con un empate 2-2 ante Players
Development Academy el sábado 17 de marzo. Ahmed Ismail anotó el primer gol del
United con un cabezazo en el minuto seis, mientras que Damitola Adetola anotó
el segundo tanto en el minuto 57 con una asistencia de Collin Martin. A pesar
del empate, el Sub-18 del United desplegó una actuación sólida y pudo dominar
la mayor parte del encuentro.
D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16
traveled to New N.J. this past weekend to face PDA and NYRB in USSDA league
The U-18’s began the weekend
with a 2-2 draw against the Players Development Academy on Saturday, March 17. Ahmed
Ismail earned United’s first goal with an early header, while Damitola Adetola
buried the second goal in the 57th minute with an assist by Collin
Martin. Despite the draw, United’s U-18 side displayed a solid performance and
was able to dominate play throughout the match.
La Academia Juvenil de D.C. United puso en marcha la temporada 2012 de
Academia U.S. Soccer, con los combinados Sub-18 y Sub-16 enfrentando a New
England Revolution y FC Greater Boston el pasado fin de semana.
D.C. United’s Youth Academy kicked off the 2012 U.S. Soccer Development
Academy season with the U-18 and U-16 sides facing the New England Revolution
and FC Greater Boston this past weekend.
Virginia Rush rallied from an early deficit to pick up a 2-1 win over the Richmond Strikers at Striker Park Saturday in U.S. Soccer Development Academy Under-15/16 play on Saturday.
Gil Topaz tallied his third goal of the season in the 18th minute for Strikers, but Rush equalized nine minutes later on a goal from David Kotarides off a corner. It was Kotarides’ first goal of the season.
D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16 Academy teams participated
in the Development Academy Carolina Challenge Cup held in Charleston, South
Carolina this past weekend. The tournament ran in conjunction with the Carolina
Challenge Cup, which is currently taking place with United’s first team set to face
host Charleston Battery on Wednesday, February 29.
D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16 Academy teams are set to compete in the Development Academy Carolina Challenge Cup from February 24 – 27. The tournament will take place in Charleston, South Carolina in conjunction with the Carolina Challenge Cup, featuring youth teams from Columbus Crew, Indiana United Fire, Chicago Fire, New York Red Bulls and the South Carolina United Battery.
Last week, U.S. Soccer announced the Development Academy would be moving to a 10-month season starting with the 2012-13 season. D.C. United's U-16 and U-18 teams compete in U.S. Soccer's Development Academy and have since the program launched in 2007.
Further information can be found via the following links on ussoccer.com: