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.

El Sub-17 llegó hasta las semifinales de la Copa Generación adidas

La Academia del United regresa de Texas para realizar pruebas para el Sub-16 y Sub-18
Sub17 pierde en semifinales

D.C. United equipo Sub-17 cayó ante FC Dallas en las semifinales de la Copa Generación adidas MLS 2011. Luego de este resultado, United disputó el tercer puesto con Chivas USA, lo que significó una derrota de 6 a 0 para el equipo Rojinegro.

A pesar de quedar primero en su grupo, D.C. United no pudo mantener el ritmo de juego contra el equipo local el 29 de julio, cayendo 3 a 0 en las semifinales. FC Dallas consiguió sus goles por medio de tres delanteros diferentes, algo que el United no supo evitar.

U-17’s win group, fall in semifinals of Generation adidas Cup

United Academy returns from Texas, U-16’s and U-18’s to hold tryouts
U17s fall in adidas Cup

D.C. United U-17 Academy side fell to tournament host FC Dallas in the semifinals of the 2011 Generation adidas MLS Cup. Following this result, United went on to play Chivas USA in the third place game, eventually losing by a score of 6-0.

Despite winning its group, D.C. United was unable to muster any kind of rhythm against the hometown side on July 29, falling in the semifinals by a score of 3-0. FC Dallas saw goals from three different forwards in the win, which proved too much for the Black-and-Red to overcome.

Gen adidas Cup recap: Chivas, DC, LA, FCD win groups

D.C. United U-17's in the semifinals for fifth straight year
Gen adidas Cup recap

U-17's vs San Jose - Generation adidas Cup

Photo Credit: 
Rick Yeatts/

FRISCO, Texas — Defending Generation adidas Cup champions D.C. United qualified for the semifinals of the 2011 edition by virtue of a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes. Pa Lamin Fofano scored United's regulation goal before the Black-and-Red claimed the contest on penalty kicks. 

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