La Academia Juvenil de D.C. United enfrentó a dos oponentes el pasado fin de semana, registrando un récord de 2-5-1 contra FC Delco y PA Classics. Los equipos Sub-14 y Sub-15 jugaron en casa, mientras que el Sub-16 y el Sub-18 viajaron a Pennsylvania para sus enfrentamientos.
D.C. United’s Youth Academy faced two opponents over the past weekend, compiling a 2-5-1 overall record against FC Delco and PA Classics. The U-14 and U-15 clubs played at home, while United’s U-16 and U-18 sides travelled to Pennsylvania for their matches.
Last week, Dumfries, Va. native and Prince William Soccer product Ali Krieger was named to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany this summer. It’s her first World Cup opportunity and Krieger, who spent four years playing club soccer in Germany with FFC Frankfurt, is not only a squad member but a leading contender for a starting role at right back. On Monday Potomac Soccer Wire caught up with Ali to chat about her latest achievement and the unconventional road she took to reach it.
The championship matches are set for the 2011 edition of the Maryland State Cup. All the final matches will take place at the Maryland SoccerPlex on May 21, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
In the Under-18 division, the Bethesda Internationals bested SAC Premier 2-1, and the MD Rush Nike beat Baltimore Bays Blues 2-0.
Final: Bethesda Internationals vs. MD Rush Nike, 12:00 p.m., SoccerPlex Stadium
Another beautiful weekend allowed all the games to kick off in WAGS, and many teams are now closing in on a divisional title. With only three weekends of regular season play left, it’s time for teams to really step up their game if they are in striking distance of the lead.
U-19s and High School
The Seneca Eagles were leading U-19 Division 3 before the weekend with ten points, and had a match against the DSC Freedom on Sunday. However, none of the scores from the weekend have been posted yet.
Fredericksburg Hotspur is experiencing a baptism by fire so far in its inaugural season in the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League, and Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the West Virginia Chaos in their home opener at the University of Mary Washington’s Battleground Athletic Complex was a strong example.
Most of Hotspur's team has been playing together for a matter of days, and head coach Carl Gray said it showed against a seasoned West Virginia side.
Fredericksburg Hotspur, one of the Premier Development League’s newest entrants, held a “meet the team” event at a local restaurant on Thursday night in preparation for their home opener, a 2:00 pm match against the West Virginia Chaos at the University of Mary Washington on Sunday.
Another weekend of games awaits the area as we head into the sixth week of WAGS play. At this point, many of the divisions have clear leaders, but several of them still remain a tightly contested race to the finish.
U-19 and High School
The McLean Fusion have High School Division 1 locked up by now, as the squad is undefeated in seven games. Their closest challenger is the Crofton Wolves, and considering they only have 11 points in six games, they're hardly a threat. The Fusion play the LMVS Patriots on Saturday and the DSC Sparks on Sunday, and should remain undefeated.
Luis Rendon of Cosby High School in Midlothian, Va. has been selected as the 2010-11 Gatorade Virginia Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Rendon as Virginia’s best high school boys soccer player.
Eight-year-old Charlie Jackson, from Washington, D.C., has been awarded the Degree® Cool and Confident Kid Award and will receive a special skills clinic for his team hosted by Dax McCarty, team captain of D.C. United Thursday, May 5. The national program encouraged US Youth Soccer Players between the ages of eight through 12 to share their moments of success, and the many ways they inspire themselves and others to kick it into gear. D.C.