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.
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.
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.
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.
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.