The D.C. United U-23 National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team has announced three tryout dates. The team will feature top collegiate, international and domestic players from around the D.C. area, and will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Conference in the NPSL. The team will train three times a week, May-July, and have one game every weekend.
Chandler Vaughn (Woodbridge, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.) and Jose Carranza (Manassas, Va.; Northern Virginia Soccer Club) were both called into Boy’s National Team Camps that were held this past week in Carson, Calif. Vaughn participated in the U-14s Camp and Carranza in the U-15s Camp. Both players trained with their respective age groups and played in competitive games against Development Academy teams during the week.
Both Carranza and Vaughn expressed that consistency with the National Team has really helped them with physical and mental preparation.
D.C. United U-16 midfielder Patrick Jean-Gilles has been called into the U-18 National Team Camp to be held April 4-13 in Carson, Calif. While in California, Jean-Gilles will participate in the training camp and play in international matches against Canada and Mexico.
Jean-Gilles is part of a 24-man roster, made up only of players born in 1997, as Head Coach Javier Perez prepares for the U-20 World Cup cycle in three years.
They’re at every D.C. United home game and even away games cheering on the Black-and-Red. Supporter Groups are a huge factor in creating an electric and intimidating atmosphere at RFK stadium. The District Ultras, La Norte and Club Echa Panza are regular attendees of D.C. United Academy home matches. They come out to these games with banners, flags, drums and an upbeat attitude to cheer on the Academy teams.
This week, in D.C. United news, Academy products Jose Carranza and Chandler Vaughn were both called into their respective U.S. Youth National Teams.
The D.C. United U-18s and U-16s played at home against Match Fit Academy FC this past weekend. Both teams were able to keep clean sheets in their wins against the New Jersey club on Sunday, March 16.
It’s not too soon to start thinking about spring break plans. There may still be snow on the ground, but you can go ahead and start daydreaming of warm spring break plans with D.C. United. The month of April has several opportunities for players to begin training and playing soccer outside again. D.C. United Spring Training Programs begin on April 6th, and the Spring Break Camp runs April 14th-18th.
The D.C. United Pre-Academy U-13 Team won the Arlington ASIST Tournament over the past weekend. Below freezing temperatures, brutal winds, looming winter storm TITAN, and a freezing rain final didn’t stop the U-13s from bringing home some hardware.
The D.C. United Academy teams played the Richmond Kickers this past weekend in their first home games of the season. The U-18s and U-16s both put in impressive multiple goal performances, while the U-14s were unable to score in its 1-0 defeat to the Kickers.
All three D.C. United Academy teams won their season openers against the Richmond Strikers this past weekend. The D.C. United U-18 and U-16s begin the second half of the season with (7-3-4) records, while the U-14s continue have tallied a (9-2-1) record.