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Herndon FC nearly draw Jefferson Cup's buzzworthy Aztecs from California

Herndon FC nearly draw

Two days of dreary skies and gray weather gave way to sunshine at the Jefferson Cup on Sunday, and as the wind picked up, so did the action. At West Creek, a marquee matchup in the U17 Championship division pitted the talk of the tournament, Aztecs FC of San Diego, against the always-solid Herndon FC of Virginia.

Having downed Georgia's Cobb FC with a late winner on Saturday, coach Hector Diaz and his Aztecs might have been looking for something a little more comfortable against Herndon. But the white-clad Virginians refused to cooperate.

Jefferson Cup Boys Weekend Coverage: Day 2 - West Creek

Jefferson Cup Boys - Day 2

The Beautiful West Creek facility in Richmond was the sight of some of the highest leves of youth soccer in the country on Saturday.

Jefferson Cup Boys Weekend Game Coverage: Day 2 - SportsQuest

Jefferson Cup Boys - Day 2

Down on the turf fields of SportsQuest, the second day of Jefferson Cup action was extremely busy as top sides across several age groups competed for a chance to keep their hopes for a Sunday final appearance.

2011 Jefferson Cup Boys Weekend Round Up - Day 1

2011 Jefferson Cup - Day 1

RICHMOND, Va. – Only cloudy and gray skies hung over SportsQuest Complex on the first day of Jefferson Cup action following torrential downpours the night before. It was the third year in a row heavy rains preceded Jefferson Cup boys action, but with 25 synthetic turf fields available to organizers, Richmond Strikers, only needed some pre-planned re-scheduling to get Friday's showcase age groups started on track.

Dev. Academy preview: MLS teams face full slate

Crew, DC, Quakes, Revs all face double-headers this weekend
Dev. Academy preview

Muddy boots

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Five MLS Academies head into action during this weekend’s USSF Development Academy slate.

Columbus, D.C. United and New York will all see action in the Development Academy league for the first time in 2011 after a long winter break.

The Crew Academy make a road trip to Michigan for a Saturday doubleheader against Derby County Wolves and two Sunday games against Vardar at both U-16 and U-18 age levels.

Jefferson Cup to stage third weekend of Atlantic Soccer League action

Jefferson Cup update

The Atlantic Soccer League will wrap up their regular season schedule in Richmond, Virginia this weekend as part of the prestigious Jefferson Cup tournament. As one of the top events in the country, the Jefferson Cup will play host to the 15 ASL clubs providing quality competition, great facilities and top level exposure for its players, teams and clubs.

D.C. United Academy has strong showing in South Carolina

Albrecht and Wilkins nominated for Gatorade National Player of the Year Award
D.C. United Academy in SC

D.C. United U-16s

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Washington, D.C. - D.C. United’s Youth Academy opened March with a successful weekend in South Carolina as the U-16 squad claimed the Charleston Cup title with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Fire, while the U-18 team was runner-up, falling in the final to Chicago 2-1. Both finals were played on Sunday, March 6 at Blackbaud Stadium, home to United Soccer Leagues club Charleston Battery.

DC, Chicago academies claim championships

Fire's U-18s, DC's U-16s claim titles in Charleston Challenge
DC, Fire academies win

The Chicago Fire and D.C. United academies sides emerged victorious in this weekend’s inaugural Charleston Challenge Academy Cup. Held in conjunction with the pro exhibition tournament, the two-day youth tournament paid dividends for the two teams that made the trip to South Carolina.

Sunday featured two all-MLS finals. The Chicago Fire defeated D.C. United 2-1 to capture the U-18 honors, while D.C. United bested Chicago in the U-16 final by a 3-1 score line.

Local family moves to London for Fulham opportunity

William and Michael Moravek are set to join Fulham youth system
Local family moves to London

How far would you go to fulfill your child’s soccer dreams?

Millions of parents across the United States spend large sums of money, and drive thousands of miles, in order for their kids to take part in elite club leagues, Olympic Development Program and the like. Bill Moravek was once one of them, driving his young sons William (age eight) and Michael (age seven) from Winchester, Va. to Bethesda, Md. several times a week for practices and games with Bethesda Soccer Club, where Moravek also coached.

D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno joins Youth Academy and Summer Camp Programs

15-year Black-and-Red veteran to become Academy Technical Training Coach
Moreno joins Academy

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that recently retired forward Jaime Moreno is set to become the club’s Youth Academy Technical Training Coach. Having played his final match in a storied 15-year tenure with United on October 23, 2010, Moreno will utilize his vast playing experience in the development of future members of the Black-and-Red. In his role with D.C. United Youth Development, Moreno will work closely as an on field technical coach with D.C. United Academy players and coaches.

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