United have announced a partnership with local youth club Potomac Soccer Association in an effort to improve player advancement for a professional pathway starting at a young age.
"We're very excited to forge a relationship with the Potomac Soccer Association," Ryan Martin, director of United's academy, said. "[Executive director] Laurie Lane and her team have excelled at providing a strong starting point for players in the area, and we're thrilled to build upon their success and create another pathway to professional soccer in the local region."
Through the partnership, both D.C. United and PSA will cooperate to combine and enhance resources for player development, with top players in Potomac SA transitioning to the United academy at an age to be determined. The two teams will have annual scrimmages against each other and United coaching staff will lead educational sessions for Potomac SA coaches while also expanding the scouting network between both clubs.
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