Niedermeier leads D.C. to U-17 title

Goalkeeper stops five straight PKs, scores game-winner
D.C. win SUM Cup

2010 SUM Cup Final

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

D.C. United goalkeeper Dakota Niedermeier turned in a performance for the ages on Thursday, stopping five straight penalty kicks and converting the game-winner in a nine-round shootout as D.C. won its third SUM Cup title in four years and second in a row with a heart-stopping 5-4 shootout win over Real Salt Lake after a 0-0 tie.

D.C. United advances to U-17 final

Classy two-time champ D.C. cruises to 3-0 win over Columbus
U-17s advance to final

2010 SUM Cup

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Wilf Thome/Houston Dynamo

D.C. United opened the scoring in the 19th minute when left back Marco Hurtado stepped forward, beat a man, and slipped a pass to Cody Albrecht at the top of the box. Albrecht made a slashing right-footed dribble between two players to break into the box alone, then finished low past goalkeeper Nick Straight to give United the lead.

Equipo Sub-16 de D.C. United Invicto en Copa SUM

Academy Update

Washington, D.C. (26 de julio de 2010) - El equipo Sub-16 de la Academia D.C. United doblegó el viernes 23 de julio a su similar de Chicago Fire 5-3 en los penales tras igualar 1-1 en tiempo reglamentario en la apertura de la Copa SUM de la MLS que se celebra en Houston, Texas.

D.C. United Academy dominating group play at 2010 SUM Cup

U-16’s are top of Group A in Houston with a shot at the semifinals on the line
Academy Update

Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2010) - Seeking redemption for a group stage loss at the 2010 U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy National Finals to Chicago, D.C. United’s U-16 side defeated the Fire 5-3 on penalties to open the 2010 SUM Cup in Houston on July 23. United avenged the defeat from two weeks ago, as forward Julian Griggs made his return from mononucleosis to put the Black-and-Red up 1-0. Chicago drew level before the half, but United goalkeeper Dakota Niedermeier ensured Black-and-Red victory by denying Chicago’s Daniel Lojeck an equalizing penalty.

SUM U-17 Cup Draw

United's Academy Team has won the tournament twice in the last three years
SUM U-17 Cup Draw

Jason Saghini hosts the draw for the SUM Cup U-17 tournament. D.C. United's Academy was won the tournament 2-times (2007 & 2009). United was drawn first and will be first seed in Group A.

Technical Director Chad Ashton on the club's Academy & Camps

Interview with Comcast SportsNet during the United - Real Salt Lake match
Camps & Academy System

D.C. United Technical Director, Chad Ashton, talks to Comcast SportsNet's Dave Johnson about United's Youth Academy, Andy Najar, Bill Hamid and United's summer camps.

United Academy posts winning record over PA Classics and FC Delco

Black-and-Red compiles 3-0-1 overall record in weekend action
Academy Update

D.C. United’s Youth Academy sides continued their collective success in Divisional matches over the weekend, as the Black-and-Red posted a 3-0-1 record at the Maryland Soccerplex. On Saturday, May 8 United’s U-16’s defeated PA Classics 1-0 behind a Brad Vorv strike. In the other match the U-18’s captured a late equalizer through Conor Shanoksy, as Desean Ragland fired home the winner to seal a 2-1 result over PA Classics.

Academia D.C. United empata con los New York Red Bulls

Pruebas para equipos sub-15 y sub-20 pautadas para abril y mayo
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Los conjuntos sub-16 y sub-18 de la Academia de D.C. United se enfrentaron a los juveniles de los New York Red Bulls este fin de semana en American University. Ambos partidos terminaron empatados, con el cuadro sub-16 empatando 0-0 y el sub-18 por 1-1.

D.C. United Academy plays two against New York Red Bulls

Academy to host series of U-15 and Super-20 Team tryouts in April and May
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In a week where D.C. United Youth Academy product Andy Najar was signed to the first team, the club’s current U-16 and U-18 sides played a set of matches against the New York Red Bulls at American University. Both games ended in draws, with United’s U-16’s playing to a 0-0 deadlock, while the U-18’s finished 1-1.

U-18 forward Connor Shanosky scored United’s lone goal against New York, when the young player slotted a rebound into the Red Bull goal in the 38’. United Director of Youth Development John Maessner was pleased with his players’ efforts against MLS opposition.

Andy Najar signs with first team

17 year-old Honduras native is second player to come through club’s youth system
Andy Najar Signs

Andy Najar

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Andrew Bell / Charleston Battery

D.C. United announced today the club has signed Academy midfielder/forward Andy Najar to a Generation adidas contract to join the first team. The 17-year-old standout is the second player to sign with the first team directly from United’s Academy, joining goalkeeper Bill Hamid who signed with the first team in September of last year.

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