D.C. United Under-23 Update

WASHINGTON-- D.C. United has announced the roster for the Under-23 team that will compete in the 2015 Premier Development League. In partnership with Evergreen FC, the U-23 team is led by head coach and Evergreen FC Technical Director Richie Burke. The roster includes D.C. United Academy graduates, top local college talent as well as potential future professional players. The U-23 team will play its first home match at Evergreen Sportsplex against Ocean City on Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m.

The U-23s provide an opportunity for players to work closely with D.C. United’s first team and a chance to gain both experience and exposure to MLS while competing for the Black-and-Red. D.C. United Assistant Coach Amos Magee is an advisor to the U-23 team, and select players from the U-23 squad will be given the opportunity to train alongside the first team during their practice sessions at RFK.

As part of the partnership with Evergreen FC announced earlier this year, the D.C. United U-23 team will play its home games at the Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, Va. Season passes to watch the U-23 team in action can be purchased by clicking on the following link: D.C. United U-23 Season Tickets.

The Premier Development League featured 64 teams within four conferences throughout the United States and Canada in 2014, including 12 teams affiliated with USL PRO or Major League Soccer clubs. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with 70 percent of all MLS draftees having PDL experience. The PDL season consists of 14 regular season matches for each team, seven home and seven away, and provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions.

 

Staff

POSITION:

NAME:

Head Coach

Richie Burke

Assistant Coach

Tom Torres

Assistant Coach

Wilfredo Guevara

Goalkeeper Coach

Matt Pasquinelli

Athletic Development

Narciso Valencia/Zac Lind

Athletic Trainer

Britton Schaeufele

Coordinator

Chase Rusden

Advisor

Amos Magee

 

Roster

PLAYER:

POSITION:

COLLEGE:

FORMER CLUB:

Cody Albrecht

Midfield

St. John’s

D.C. United

Juan Amaya

Midfield

Chestnut Hill

Reading United

Arie Ammann

Goalkeeper

Penn State

D.C. United/Watford

Reafe Anderson

Defender

Campbell

St. Augustine Prep

Casey Beyers

Goalkeeper

Wisconsin

Bethesda

Colin Bonner

Forward

UNCW

SAC United

Nicko Corriveau

Midfield

Virginia

Bethesda

Suliaman Dainkeh

Defender

Maryland

D.C. United

Jeremy Ebobisse

Striker

Duke

Bethesda-Olney

Rafael Fagundo

Defender

Wake Forest

D.C. United

Kevin Fallet

Midfield

High Point

Bethesda

Chase Gasper

Defender

UCLA

Bethesda-Olney

Josh Golob

Defender

Lafayette

D.C. United

Ryan Harmouche

Midfield

George Mason

D.C. United

Jacori Hayes

Midfield

Wake Forest

Baltimore Bays

Braden Horton

Goalkeeper

Michigan

D.C. United

Nick Jaffe

Defender

Chestnut Hill

D.C. United U-23

Alexander Kao

Midfield

Louisburg

D.C. United

Christian Kershaw

Defender

Marshall

D.C. United

Steffen Kraus

Goalkeeper

George Mason

VFB Stuttgart

Matt Ledder

Midfield

Georgetown

Bethesda-Olney

Henry Lopez

Forward

N/A

New York Cosmos

Jamie Luchini

Forward

Lehigh

Beadling United

Carter Manley

Defender

Duke

Bethesda-Olney

Cody Niedermeier

Goalkeeper

Maryland

D.C. United

Kennedy O’Shea

Forward

UMBC

D.C. United

Tunji Osifeso

Forward

Campbell

Baltimore Bays

Robert Palmer

Forward

Syracuse

D.C. United

Dario Redondo

Midfield

Radford

D.C. United

Jake Rhozansky

Midfield

Virginia

Baltimore Bays

Nigel Robinson

Forward

Cal-Northridge

D.C. United

Michael Russo

Midfield

James Madison

D.C. United

Cole Seiler

Defender

Georgetown

CESA

Melvin Snoh

Forward

Georgetown

FC Delco

Taylor Washington

Defender

George Mason

FC Westchester

 

 

Schedule

Home/Away Opponent Date Time Location
Away New York Sunday, May 17 7:00 pm ET Red Bulls Training Facility
Home Ocean City Saturday, May 23 7:30 pm ET Evergreen Sports Complex
Away Long Island Saturday, May 30 7:30 pm ET TBD
Away LeHigh Valley Wednesday, June 3 7:00 pm ET Whitehall H.S. Soccer Stadium
Away Reading Saturday, June 6 7:00 pm ET Don Thomas Stadium
Away Baltimore Saturday, June 13 7:00 pm ET Bonvega Field 1
Home Reading Friday, June 19 7:30 Evergreen Sports Complex
Home Jersey Express Sunday, June 21 3:00 pm ET Evergreen Sports Complex
Home LeHigh Valley Saturday, June 27 7:30 pm ET Evergreen Sports Complex
Home New York Sunday, June 28 5:00 pm ET Evergreen Sports Complex
Home Baltimore Wednesday, July 8 7:30 pm ET Evergreen Sports Complex
Away Westchester City Saturday, July 11 7:30 pm ET Park Stadium
Away Ocean City Sunday, July 12 7:00 pm ET Carey Stadium
Home F.A. Euro Sunday, July 19 3:00 pm ET Evergreen Sports Complex