The Weekly Rundown: March 18, 2014

DCU's Molly Bruh with your weekly update!
The Weekly Rundown

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.

D.C. United Academy Update: March 17, 2014

The U-18s and U-16s have shutout victories against Match Fit Academy FC
Academy Update

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.

D.C. United Spring Break Camp registration is now open

Have any Spring Break Plans?
DCU Spring Break Camps

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.

Affiliate Connections

DCU Pre-Academy U-13s win Arlington ASIST Tournament and play affiliate club on the way!
Affiliate Connections

ASIST Tournament

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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.

D.C. United Academy Update

U-18s and U-16s win, while U-14s drop only its third game of the season
D.C. United Academy Update

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.

D.C. United Academy Update: March 6, 2014

All three D.C. United Academy teams win in their season openers
DCU Academy Update

academy update - March 6, 2014

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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.

D.C. United Academy Update

D.C. United’s U-14s participate in Regional Futsal Event
D.C. United Academy Update

Chandler Vaugn - DCU Academy

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The D.C. United Developmental Academy U-14s competed in the 2014 Development Academy Regional Futsal Event at the Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia, Pa., this past weekend. The U-14s were divided into a Red team and a White team that competed separately at the event.

The red team went 2-2 against NJSA, New York Red Bulls, Bethesda and the Philadelphia Union. The white team went 1-3 over the weekend in several close games against SAC, Bethesda, Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls.

Affiliate program, a success story for D.C. United's Academy

Lucas Mendes of Arlington Soccer Association joins D.C. United’s U-16s
Lucas Mendes joins the DCU Academy

Lucas Mendes - Academy

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The D.C. United Academy has several affiliate clubs that actively help identify, develop and monitor players in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area. These affiliate clubs assist D.C. United in developing high quality players that are ready to perform at premier college programs and potentially play for D.C. United’s first team. Six clubs are affiliate members with the D.C. United Academy including, Annandale Boys and Girls Soccer Club, Arlington Soccer Association, Beach FC, Maryland United, Northern Virginia Soccer Club and Stafford Soccer.

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Seven D.C. United Academy players are going to play collegiate soccer in fall 2014. All seven have deep roots in the D.C. United Academy system and have been with the club for multiple years. Julian Cummings, Steven Gandy, Josh Golob, Bashir Hooper, Christian Kershaw, Michael Monahan, and Noah Pilato all started in the DCU Pre-Academy and moved up together through the system to eventually play on the U-18 US Developmental Academy team.

D.C. United Academy Update: February 3, 2014

Carranza travels with the U-15 BNT to Dubai and Vaughn to train with the U-14 BNT
Academy Update: Feb. 3

Chandler Vaugn - DCU Academy

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D.C. United Academy players Jose Carranza (Manassas, Va.; Northern Virginia Soccer Club) and Chandler Vaughn (Woodbridge, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.) have both been called in to U.S. Soccer National Team camps. Carranza has been invited to the U-15 Boys National Team Camp to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 9 in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. Vaughn has been invited to the U-14 Boys National Team training camp Feb. 1-9 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

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