Academy

D.C. United U-16 and U-18 teams ready for National Playoffs

Academy sides to compete in National Playoffs in Texas
U-16 & 18 ready for Playoffs

D.C. United’s U-16 and U-18 Youth Academy teams are set to compete in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Playoffs from June 24-28 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.

Both squads earned automatic qualification into the National Playoffs after finishing atop the Mid-Atlantic Division table. This marks the first time in club history that both the U-16 and U-18 squads earned first place in their respective division during the same campaign.

Recap: U-23's 8 - Fredericksburg Hotspur PDL 1

U-23 team comes out firing early and often, on way to victory over Fredericksburg
Recap: U-23's 8 - Hotspur 1

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – It was Major League Soccer’s all-time leading scorer Jaime Moreno’s first game at the helm of United’s newly formed Under-23 Academy team. Early on it was easy to see his new club resembled its head man’s game, hustling its way into early scoring chances.

In the first minute, D.C. United forward Marco Mangione deflected a pass in front of the Hotspur goal which forced Fredericksburg Hotspur goalkeeper Ryan Taylor to make a diving save. They threatened again just four minutes later, drawing a penalty kick which was shot wide by midfielder Paul Torres.

D.C. Academy sides take success to Texas tourney

With Finals in site, U-18 and U-16 squads open Playoffs on Friday
Academy sides in playoffs

WASHINGTON — Starting on Friday, D.C. United’s two Development Academy teams embark on a road that they hope ends with a National Championship.

After winning the Mid-Atlantic Conference in the U.S. Soccer Federation Development Academy League at both the U-16 and U-18 age levels, D.C. is traveling to Texas to begin competing in the Development Academy Playoffs at Pizza Hut Park.

U-23 squad begins inaugural campaign

Jaime Moreno’s side faces Fredericksburg Hotspur on June 21 at Univ. of Mary Washington
U-23 squad begins season

D.C. United’s newly-formed U-23 squad will kick-off its inaugural season against Fredericksburg Hotspur on Tuesday, June 21 on the campus of University of Mary Washington at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Tuesday will mark the head coaching debut of United legend Jaime Moreno, with the former striker making a transition to coaching after 15 success-filled MLS seasons. Moreno retired on October 23, 2010 in D.C. United’s 2 season finale against Toronto FC. He is still Major League Soccer’s all-time leading scorer with 133 tallies.

2011 Virginia High School League state soccer champions crowned

2011 VA HS State Champs

During the regular high school soccer season, Potomac Soccer Wire has chosen to follow three districts in Northern Virginia: Concorde, Dulles, and Liberty.  With many games played each season, we narrowed it down to keep track of only league games. Here, you were able to find schedules, scores, upcoming and past games, and a standings table for each district. 

PSW Q&A with Loudoun Soccer Technical Director Darryl Gee

Q&A with Darryl Gee

Former professional player and long time Loudoun Soccer coach Darryl Gee took time out of a very busy tryout afternoon last week at brand new Philip A. Bolen Park in Leesburg, Va. to answer some questions on camera for Potomac Soccer Wire.

The largest youth soccer club in Virginia, and one of the largest in the USA, Loudoun Soccer conducts tryouts in a much different way than most clubs. Rather than team by team, the club gathers all players for each age group together at the same time, with several coaches evaluting the group, then organizing rosters into multiple teams.

U-16 and U-18 sides capture Development Academy Division Titles

Black-and-Red youth teams win the Mid-Atlantic Division of the East Conference
U-16s & U-18s capture titles

WASHINGTON – In the U.S. Soccer Development Academy League, winning a division over a long, ten-month season is no easy feat.

It’s even more impressive, as D.C. United’s Academy teams did over the weekend, to win the division in both age groups.

With the Sunday’s results – D.C.’s U-16s defeated PA Classics 3-0, and the U-18s won 3-1 – both teams clinched first place in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the East Conference.

WAGS 2011 spring season officially comes to a close

WAGS 2011 spring season ends

All make up games have been played, scores have been posted, and results are final for the 2011 spring edition of the Washington Area Girls' Soccer league. We covered the majority of the winners on Tuesday, but here's a rundown of the divisions that finished up their schedules this week.

In U12 Division 1, the BRYC Elite took the top spot home with 22 points, posting eight wins and one tie over the season. Loudoun 98G Red finished second with 22 points.

2011 MLS Futbolito registration now open

The four-vs-four tournament on Sunday, July 10
2011 MLS Futbolito

D.C. United announced today
that the club will host the 2011 installment of Futbolito, the official
four-on-four tournament of Major League Soccer. Presented by partners Volkswagen
and Verizon Wireless, the event will take place on Sunday, July 10 at the Maryland
Soccerplex in Boyds, Md. The festivities are set to begin at 9:00 a.m.

Empate en la Reserva: D.C. United 2 – New England Revolution 2

Los Rojinegros igualan el partido luego de estar 0-2 abajo
Reserva: DC 2 - NE 2

Collin Martin vs NE Reserves - 2011 reserves

Photo Credit: 
Ben Keller/dcunited.com

Esta
mañana se jugó el partido de Reserva entre el D.C. United y New England
Revolution, en el que los Rojinegros extendieron su récord a cuatro partidos
invictos con tres victorias y un empate. Además de continuar por el buen camino
en la Liga de Reserva, el partido sirvió para darle minutos a jugadores que
vuelven de lesiones y para probar jóvenes de la Academia.

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