Academy

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. 

D.C. United Youth Academy prepares for 2011-2012 campaign

U-18 and U-16 sides begin U.S. Soccer Development Academy play in November
Academy 2011-2012

D.C. United announced today full details for the club’s 2011-2012 Youth Academy staff
and schedule. Each of United’s Youth Development teams will train Monday
through Friday.  The Black-and-Red will kick
off the 2011-2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy League in two months, with
the U-18’s taking on Seacoast United on November 19 and the U-16’s facing
Empire United on November 20.

“We have set the bar for having the best Academy in MLS and we look forward to
continued success in 2012,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. 

Local College Round-up

Local College Round-up

While there were only a handful of mid-week games, this week saw women's powerhouse Maryland take on a local foe at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The men's teams begin conference play this weekend, while the Virginia women are hosting their annual Virginia Nike Soccer Classic.

PSW Q&A with Trish Heffelfinger

The Maryland SoccerPlex executive on coping with relentless rainfall
Q&A w/ Trish Heffelfinger

Wave after wave of serious storm systems have washed over the mid-Atlantic over the past few weeks, dumping huge amounts of rain and disrupting life for millions.

The soccer community is no exception. Players of all ages have had tournaments and league play affected -- even D.C. United had to reschedule their MLS match against Portland from August 27 to October 19 due to Hurricane Irene. More complications are expected this weekend as the area's rainfall levels continue to climb, with the entire region's scholastic sports calendar essentially up in the air at the moment.

Tournament Recap: PWSI Toys For Tots

Successful second weekend for 16th annual tournament
PWSI Toys For Tots tourney

Prince William Soccer, Inc. hosted dozens of teams from across Virginia and Maryland in the second phase of its 16th Annual Toys For Tots Tournament over the holiday weekend, and several of the home club’s squads came away big winners in one of the area’s final warm-up events before the onset of fall league competition.

PSW Q&A: Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski talks recruiting, development, NCAA reforms

PSW Q&A w/ Sasho Cirovski

Crafting two national titles, six College Cup (final four) appearances, four ACC championships, 16 NCAA Tournament invites and dozens of future pro players over his 18-year tenure, University of Maryland head men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski has become an institution in College Park.

Olney Rangers U-15s star Gedion Zelalem signs contract with London giants Arsenal FC

Olney star signs w/ Arsenal

Bethesda, Md. resident and Olney Rangers standout Gedion Zelalem has signed a professional contract with English Premier League heavyweights Arsenal FC, according to multiple reports over the past week.

DC Academy coaches reflect on Generation adidas Cup

Switch to 4-3-3 key change; Robinson, Martin, Foss show potential
Acad. coaches on adidas cup

FRISCO, Texas — A long year for D.C. United’s Academy finally came to an end last weekend with the conclusion of the Generation adidas Cup.

From a results perspective, there was mixed news: DC’s U-17s finished fourth, wrapping up the week with a tough 6-0 loss against Chivas USA, while the U-15s managed their only win of the week on Sunday, defeating Houston 2-1.

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