La Academia Juvenil del D.C. United terminó el fin
de semana con un récord de 2-0-1, con el Sub-15 cerrando una exitosa temporada,
a pesar de caer por 4 a 1 ante NJSA 04 en los Playoffs Nacionales.
Los combinados Sub-18 y Sub-16 lograron un mejor
desempeño, ya que ambos obtuvieron victorias en su viaje a Prince George’s
Community College el sábado, 4 de junio. El Sub-18 derrotó a Potomac Academy
por 6 a 1, mientras que el Sub-16 hizo lo mismo con un 4-0.
Youth Academy finished 2-1 in weekend action, as the club’s Under-15 side fell 4-1
to NJSA’04 in the National Playoffs, capping a successful inaugural season.
The U-18 and
U-16 sides fared better, as each tram travelled to Prince George’s Community
College on Saturday, June 4. Both sides were victorious over Potomac Academy,
with the U-18’s posting a 6-1 result, followed by a 4-0 U-16 victory.
Los equipos de la Academia del D.C. United
registraron un récord perfecto de 6-0-0 en los partidos del último fin de
semana, con el equipo Sub-15 asegurándose un puesto en los Playoffs de
Pre-Academia que se jugarán del 3 al 5 de junio, en Pennsylvania.
Academy teams went a perfect 6-0 in matches this past weekend as the U-15s
secured a spot in the Pre-Academy Playoffs to be played from June 3-5 in
The U-14 and
U-15 squads dispatched of NJSA on Sunday, May 26 with a quality offensive
showing, winning 5-0 and 5-1, respectively. Liam Hoen-Beck tallied a hat trick
for the U-14s along with goals from Patrick Jean-Gilles and Quinn Wyant in the
win. The U-15 team was led by two goals from Michael Seaton and strikes from
Christian Najar, Christian Kershaw, and Chike Nwaezeapu.
The Region II playoffs have kept these girls very busy with back-to-back matches this week. The Dulles District teams are dominating this region.
Dulles District team, Briar Woods, who had been the only team to win a regular season match against Broad Run in over three years, fell to Dulles District No. 1 Broad Run, 1-3. Dulles District, Freedom beat Jefferson District No. 1 Charlottesville, 3-1. Dulles District Woodgrove beat Evergreen District No. 1 Brentsville, 4-1. Woodgrove will face Freedom in the semi-finals, defending their field at 7:00pm Wednesday.
D.C. United’s youth academy has made great strides since its founding in 2005, producing a long list of NCAA Division I talent and graduating several players on to the senior team. Even as the rest of Major League Soccer adopts similar programs, the club has kept ahead of the curve and positioned itself as a leading destination for the Washington, D.C. region’s most promising prospects.
Dozens of local teams traveled north to Albany, N.Y. to compete for the 2011 U.S Youth Soccer Region 1 President's Cup crown over the weekend. After the dust settled, one local squad came away with a title and the opportunity to play in the national finals in July.
Los equipos juveniles de D.C. United se enfrentaron
a Potomac y Baltimore Bays Chelsea de la división de U.S. Soccer Academy. El
combinado Sub-16 aportó dos victorias para la Academia del United, que terminó
con un récord de 3-1-2 en el fin de semana.
Academy teams faced Potomac and Baltimore Bays Chelsea over the past weekend in
U.S. Soccer Development Academy play. The Under-16 squad led the way, securing
two victories as the Academy finished 3-1-2 overall.
Home-grown player signings and bigger, better youth academy programs have become regular news items around Major League Soccer. Most, if not all, of the league’s clubs are increasingly eager to find talent in their own backyards, for reasons of competition as well as community relations, and the trend is growing steadily – so much so that it’s easy to forget that youth development initiatives were a rarity just a few years ago.