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NCAA May 20, 2015

D.C. United Academy update: May 20, 2015

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Washington, D.C. (Via D.C. United) – D.C. United Academy teams had mixed results in their latest fixtures. On Saturday, May 16, the Black-and-Red posted a winning record in matches against Continental FC Delco, and on Sunday, May 17, United teams didn’t fare as well as they hosted teams from the New York Red Bulls and Oakwood SC.

D.C. United went a combined 3-1-1 against Continental FC Delco, playing four of its five games on the road at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, Pa. – the Under-14 team played host at the RFK Stadium auxiliary field. United went 1-2-0 against New York Red Bulls in fixtures for the U-18, U-16 and U-14 teams at the Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, Va. The U-13 and U-15 teams both fell to Oakwood at the RFK auxiliary field.

The Under-12 team also had a match on Saturday, May 16, defeating the Maryland Rush, 3-0, at the RFK auxiliary field. Their final game against FCV Ashburn will be rescheduled in the upcoming weeks.


U-12: 3-0 Win against Maryland Rush

Goals: Jahci Knick, Foday Bangura

“I was pleased with the effort from the entire group on the day,” said U-12 Head Coach Dave Sanford.  “They had good bouts of possession and worked hard as a unit offensively and defensively.”

U-13: 2-3 Loss against Continental FC Delco

Goals: Maxwell DeBodene, Iker Bustamante

U-13: 1-4 Loss against Oakwood SC

Goals: Asparuh Slavov

“Both games provided some very good moments for the group,” said U-13 Head Coach John Bello. “We will turn our attention to improving areas in which we fell short in preparation for New York Red Bulls this upcoming weekend.”

U-14: 6-5 Win against Continental FC Delco

Goals: Dan Benavides (2), Jordan Neal Matamoro-Mejias (2), Michael Edwards, Bryce Orsini

U-14: 0-1 Loss against New York Red Bulls

“The U-14 team was fortunate to play in two high-level matches this weekend,” said U-14 Head Coach and Academy Director Nolan Sheldon. “Both opponents presented unique challenges that pushed our players and team.”

U-15: 2-0 Win against Continental FC Delco

Goals: Josh Cruz, Jason Ferrufino

“The boys opened up the match with a lot of energy and were rewarded with an early goal. They were able to create and use space well in possession for long periods of time which led to several more opportunities,” said U-15 Head Coach Tom Torres. “Credit to the back four and goalkeepers for keeping a clean sheet.”

U-15: 1-3 Loss against Oakwood SC

Goals: Junior Escobar

“Coming off a good result against FC Delco, the U-15 team faced a strong opponent in Oakwood SC in their second game in two days. After a dominating first half performance where we were up 1-0, we came out flat in the second half and conceded three goals,” said D.C. United academy coach Jeff Carroll. “As we move forward we look to get some role players back in the line up to help us maintain our focus and concentration for the full game.”

U-16: 0-0 Draw against Continental FC Delco

U-16: 0-3 Loss against New York Red Bulls

The group started very strong against a tough opponent, creating numerous chances and dominating possession,” said U-16 Head Coach Jonathan Frias. “Unfortunately, in the second half we got scored on off the counterattack while pushing numbers forward.”

U-18: 4-0 Win against Continental FC Delco 

Goals: Gerson Umana (3), Christophe Koffi

U-18: 2-1 Win against New York Red Bulls

Goals: Eryk Williamson, Brennan Ireland

“The entire roster deserves a ton of credit for handling the double fixture weekend with superb strength and composure,” said U-18 Head Coach Tom Torres. :Both matches had challenges, and we were thrilled that every player, in every role, came to play with a mentality fitting of the club. The upcoming matches do not get any easier, so we will look to get a proper recovery and continue to build on the group’s playing rhythm in training this week.”


Age Group: Home/Away: Opponent: Location: Date: Time:
U-13 Home New York Red Bulls RFK auxiliary field Saturday, May 23 2:00 PM
U-14 Away Players Development Academy (PDA) PDA Facility- Field 3 Saturday, May 23 4:30 PM
U-15 Away Players Development Academy (PDA) PDA Facility- Field 3 Saturday, May 23 9:45 PM
U-16 Away Players Development Academy (PDA) PDA Facility- Field 3 Saturday, May 23 2:30 PM
U-18 Away Players Development Academy (PDA) PDA Facility- Field 3 Saturday, May 23 12:00 PM

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