Los equipos Sub-16 y Sub-18 del United caen en los Playoffs de Academia

Los combinados de la Academia enfrentan una dura competencia en Frisco, Texas
Academia pierde los playoffs

Los equipos Sub-16 y Sub-18 de D.C. United regresaron a Washington, D.C. esta semana luego de una fallida etapa de grupos en los Playoffs Nacionales de Academia en Frisco, Texas. United fue una de las únicas dos academias en tener dos equipos clasificados para la postemporada luego de que el Sub-16 y Sub-18 ganaran sus respectivos torneos en la División Mid-Atlántica.

El Sub-18 (15-8-7) comenzó la liguilla con el pie derecho el viernes, 24 de junio al derrotar 3-0 a Empire United. Mikias Eticha, Marcus Salandy-Defour, y Lester Dewee aportaron goles para la victoria.

D.C. United U-16 and U-18 teams fall at Development Academy National Playoffs

Academy sides face tough competition in Frisco, Texas
U-16 & U-18 fall at Playoffs

D.C. United’s U-16 and U-18 Youth Academy teams returned to Washington, D.C. this week after unsuccessful group stage outings at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Playoffs in Frisco, Tx. United was one of only two academies to have two teams qualify for the postseason after both the U-16’s and U-18’s won division titles in the Mid-Atlantic Division.

The U-18’s (15-8-7) opened the tournament on a high note on Friday, June 24, defeating Empire United 3-0. Mikias Eticha, Marcus Salandy-Defour, and Lester Dewee each bagged a goal en route to the victory.

Los equipos Sub-16 y Sub-18 de D.C. United están listos para los Playoffs Nacionales

Los combinados de la Academia participarán de los Playoffs Nacionales en Frisco, Texas
Academia lista para Playoffs

Los equipos Sub-16 y Sub-18 de la Academia de D.C. United están listos para competir en los Playoffs Nacionales de Academia de U.S. Soccer, del 24 al 28 de junio en el Pizza Hut Park de Frisco, Texas.

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.

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