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.
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.
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.
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.
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.