The 16-year-old defender and midfielder from Glen Allen, Virginia, became the eighth homegrown player in D.C. United history and the fifth-youngest homegrown signing in the history of the league (16 years, 127 days). United’s eighth Homegrown Player made his debut for the Black-and-Red on 6/15 in United’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The midfielder, who can also play in defense, played in three matches for United’s USL affiliate, the Richmond Kickers, starting twice. Most recently, Durkin traveled to India with the U-17 U.S. Men’s National Team to compete in the 2016 AIFF (All Indian Football Federation) Cup. The 16-year-old played in four of the five fixtures, helping guide the team to the finals where they fell 2-1 to the South Korean National Team in extra time.
Durkin will train with United throughout the summer and return to Bradenton full-time in August to continue his residency and resume playing with the youth national team in preparation for the U-17 FIFA World Cup, held in the fall of 2017. He will join United following the U-17 World Cup next year.
Became the eighth homegrown player in D.C. United history on June 14, 2016.