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Academy

March to March 9: D.C. United Academy Spotlight

Profiling University of Central Florida-bound Abdi Yusuf
March to March 9: D.C. United Academy Spotlight

U-18 Academy - 2012 - Yusuf, Abdi

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Registration for D.C. United’s 2013 Spring Break Camps are now open

Three different camp options in spring 2013
Registration for D.C. United’s 2013 Spring Break Camps are now open

D.C. United today announced that registration for the Academy’s annual Spring Break Camps are now open. The camp schedule comprises back-to-back camps at the D.C. United Training Complex at RFK, including the popular Striker/Goalkeeper camp, as well as the annual Spring Break camp in Fairfax, Va., in partnership with Burke Athletic Club.

Academy Update

U-18s and U-16s set for friendlies; U-13, U-14 and U-15 Pre-Academy ready for tournament action
Academy Update

Academy update - U-18 - Nov 2012

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As the spring portion of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league approaches, D.C. United’s Academy teams will log some time on the field this week in a few friendlies. Meanwhile, the Pre-Academy squads are set to participate in the 2013 Potomac President’s Day Pre-Academy Showcase this weekend.

14 Academy players announce intentions to play at 10 Division I programs

Silooy: “We’re confident that each of them will make their mark at their respective university"
14 Academy players announce intentions to play at 10 Division I programs

The D.C. United Academy today announced that 14 of its U-18 players have committed to play soccer at 10 different universities for the 2013 fall season. Six of the 14 players signed with programs finishing the 2012 season ranked in the top 25, including the University of Maryland, Coastal Carolina University and Wake Forest University.

Academy Update - January 29, 2013

Jose Carranza selected for 2013 id2 National Selection International Tour, and Academy updates
Academy Update

With 2013 just underway, the D.C. United Academy is in full swing, with a couple of items of note.

D.C. United, Richmond Kickers announce landmark affiliation

As part of deal, the Black-and-Red will send a minimum of four players on long-term loans
Landmark affiliation for United and the Kickers

In conjunction with the groundbreaking multi-year deal unveiled on Wednesday between MLS and USL PRO, D.C. United today announced that the club has entered into an affiliate agreement with USL PRO side the Richmond Kickers.

2013 D.C. United Training Program open for registration

Elite training sessions provide the opportunity to earn a spot on the new U14 Academy team
2013 D.C. United Training Program open for registration

Academy U14 and U15s in Disney

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With the new year just underway, the 2013 D.C. United Training Program – led by Pre-Academy and Academy coaching staff – is open for registration and the winter session is just around the corner, starting on Sunday, February 3. The Training Program, which is available to the U9-U11 and U12-U13 age groups, presents a key opportunity for participants to be identified and scouted for United’s Pre-Academy squads and the recently introduced U-14 Academy Team.

16-year-old Homegrown forward Michael Seaton signs with D.C. United

Capitol Heights, Md. striker becomes fifth Homegrown player to join the Black-and-Red
16-year-old Homegrown forward Michael Seaton signs

Michael Seaton

Combine underway, SuperDraft around the corner

Team personnel, 54 hopefuls meet in Florida
Combine underway, SuperDraft around the corner

SuperDraft floor 2012

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The first round of games for the 2013 MLS Combine kicked off today at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida. 54 bright, young stars will take the field in hopes of impressing coaches and technical staff from around the league. MLSsoccer.com will have complete coverage from Ft. Lauderdale. After the combine it is on to the SuperDraft, this year being held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

D.C. United has just one pick this year, the 17th in the first round. Live coverage from the 2013 MLS SuperDraft will be available on dcunited.com next week.

D.C. United, Annandale Boys & Girls Club and adidas reach affiliate agreement

Affiliate agreement first of its kind in the State of Virginia
D.C. United, Annandale Boys & Girls Club reach affiliate agreement

D.C. United and the Annandale Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) – in conjunction with adidas – today announced an affiliate agreement, the first of its kind between D.C. United and a club in the State of Virginia. Under the agreement, ABGC will be one of D.C. United’s primary sources in identifying and developing the top youth talent in Virginia. United will share its coaching resources and will work with ABGC to follow its training curriculum and system of play. Top players in the ABGC system, identified by both D.C. United and ABGC, will have the opportunity to join the D.C.

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