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

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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. 

Academia del United lista para la Copa Generación adidas

El Sub-17 defiende el título MLS mientras que el Sub-23 termina su temporada de verano
Copa Generación adidas

D.C. United anunció hoy que el equipo Sub-17 de la Academia debutará en la Copa MLS Generación adidas contra Columbus Crew el 25 de julio a las 7:30 p.m. Hora del Este. El torneo Sub-17 reúne a equipos juveniles de dieciséis Academias MLS y se llevará a cabo del 25 al 31 de julio en el Pizza Hut Park de Frisco, Texas.

United Academy set for Generation adidas Cup

U-17’s to defend MLS title while U-23’s complete summer season
Generation adidas Cup

D.C. United announced today that its U-17 Academy side will kickoff the Generation adidas MLS Cup against Columbus Crew on July 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET.  The U-17 tournament includes youth teams from sixteen MLS Academies and will take place July 25-31 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.

U-23's defeat Chattanooga FC 2-1

Jaime Moreno's squad defeats NPSL side in Tennessee
U-23's win in TN

Chattanooga, TN. – Almost 2,000 fans attended an exhibition match between Chattanooga FC of the NPSL and D.C. United’s Under 23 squad of MLS. D.C. United walked away from the match with a 2-1 victory over the hosts.

Chattanooga FC took early control of the game by putting heavy pressure on United’s backs and midfielders. Chattanooga’s forwards also created great scoring opportunities early in the match. Michael Brooks had two very good chances in the first twelve minutes and the other starting forward, Chris Ochieng, hit post and in the 22nd minute.

D.C. United Academy duo to represent USA in No. Ireland

U-18 stars Robinson, Salandy-Defour rewarded for strong seasons
DCU Academy duo to rep US

WASHINGTON — When the United States U-18's head to Northern Ireland to defend their Milk Cup title this week, two D.C. United Academy players will get the chance to represent their country for the first time.

Midfielder Marcus Salandy-Defour and defender Jalen Robinson (pictured above), two fixtures of DC’s U-18 team this past season, earned call-ups on the heels of a fine year for the club in Development Academy league play.

Jugadores de la Academia de D.C. United llamados al Campamento de la Selección de EE. UU.

Jalen Robinson y Marcus Salandy-Defour integrarán el campamento Sub-18
Academia al Campamento de EU

D.C. United anunció hoy que cuatro jugadores de la Academia han sido seleccionados para el Campamento de la Selección de EE. UU. Entre los jugadores citados están Jalen Robinson y Marcus Salandy-Defour, quienes viajarán a Irlanda del Norte para participar en el Campamento Sub-18 de la Selección de EE. UU.

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