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Cake or Death? D.C. United homegrown center back Ethan White

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With the 2013 season finally, mercifully behind us, it's time to run through the D.C. United roster and determine who should stay and eat cake and who should leave the team and find inevitable death. Today, our second-straight University of Maryland product, Ethan White.

In a year that was otherwise horrendous for D.

Former United Academy Players Finding Success in NCAA

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Washington, D.C. (October 24, 2012) – About halfway through the 2012-13 NCAA season, the first year that MLS will graduate a class of homegrown players, several former members of D.C. United Academy teams are making significant contributions to their respective collegiate squads.

Uwem Etuk, a senior at West Virginia University, has tallied six assists this season, best (tied) among all players in the Mid-American Conference.

Reston native, United Academy Player Suliaman Dainkeh Called into U-18 Men’s National Team Camp

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D.C. United Academy Player/Reston native Suliaman Dainkeh Called into U-18 Men's National Team Camp
Washington, D.C. (September 6, 2012) – D.C. United announced today that Academy product Suliaman Dainkeh has been called into the U-18 U.S. Men's National Team camp in Mill, Netherlands.

United Academy Defender Trey Vinson named to u14 U.S. Camp

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D.C. United Academy defender Trey Vinson chosen by U.S. under-14 boys national team head coach Hugo Perez as one of 36 players for the training camp July 29-Aug. 5 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The squad includes 15 players from California and four each from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Under-14 Boys' National Team Meets for Training Camp at The Home Depot Center


D.C. United Academy Players Recognized

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U.S. Soccer Development Academy released the end-of-year awards for the 2011-2012 and a few member of the D.C. United Academy system received recongition for a great season.

Development Academy Announces 2011-12 End of Year Awards

East Conference U-17/18:Goalkeeper: Alex Bono, Empire United
Defender: Dakota Edwards, Albertson SC
Defender: Malcolm Harris, Baltimore Bays Chelsea
Defender: Quincy Thomas, PA Classics
Defender: Patrick Foss, D.

Five Academy Players Highlight U.S. U-20 Milk Cup Roster

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Showcasing the progress in the development of a strong relationship between the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and the U.S. Youth National Teams, five Academy players earned a spot on the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team that traveled to Northern Ireland on Monday in preparation for the Milk Cup, where the U.

D.C. United Academy Update

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D.C. United Academy Update
United's U-16's extend unbeaten streak to seven matches
Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2012) – Coming off a one-week layoff, D.C. United's Youth Academy teams resumed their 2012 USSDA run this past weekend, with the U-16's and U-18's facing Mid-Atlantic Division rivals Potomac and Baltimore Bays Chelsea.

Hamid Returns to D.C. Lineup, Shuts Out Toronto

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Goalkeeper Bill Hamid saved four shots to lead D.C. United to a 2-0 win last weekend.

This past weekend was all about previously injured U.S. Soccer Development Academy alumni making their returns to the lineup in Major League Soccer play.

D.C. United Academy U-18s & U-16s Stay Perfect

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official D.C. United press release: D.C. United Academy Update U-18's and U-16's compile perfect record for second consecutive weekend
Washington, D.C. (April 23, 2012) – D.C. United's Academy teams compiled a perfect record this past weekend, as the U-18's and U-16's defeated FC Westchester and Albertson SC in USSDA matches.

United Academy Players Commit to Local Universities

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D.C. United Academy announces university commitments U.S. U-20 Men's National Team midfielder Collin Martin to join Wake Forest University
Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2012) – D.C. United announced today that three of its U-18 players have committed to play soccer at three different NCAA Division I universities.

Virginia Native, D.C. United midfielder Conor Shanosky loaned to NASL club

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Conor Shanosky is one of only four D.C. United Academy players that have gone on to sign a homegrown player contract with United. With a crowded roster at midfield for the Black and Red, United announced today that Shanosky has been loaned to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL for the upcoming 2012 season.

D.C. United Press Release: Academy Update

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D.C. United Academy Update
U-18's and U-16's to compete in Academy Carolina Cup, Collin Martin called into U-20 MNT camp
Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2012) – D.C. United's U-18 and U-16 Academy teams are set to compete in the Development Academy Carolina Challenge Cup from February 24 – 27.

Tracking Signing Day

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D.C. United's Jalen Robinson, seen here during the 2010 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Spring Showcase, is heading to Wake Forest.

As athletes sign their letters of intent to take their game to the collegiate ranks, ussoccer.

United Academy players commit to local Universities

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Today D.C. United released the official list of commitments for their Academy players and luckily some of these very promising players are heading to local Virginia Universities.

Jannik Eckenrode , Sam Legg – Radford University

Ryan Harmouche, Edgar Zepeda – George Mason University

Marcus Salandy-Defour – University of Virginia

See the official Press Release from D.

17 players from D.C. United Academy heading to U.S. Soccer Training Center Program

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D.C. United Press Release:


17 D.C. United Academy players invited to U.S. Soccer Training Center U-16 Head Coach Roberto da Silva departs Academy
Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – D.C. United announced today that 17 Academy players have been called-in to participate in a U.

U.S. Soccer name Goodson, Onyewu and Hamid to roster vs. France

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U.S. Soccer took to Twitter today and announced their roster for an upcoming international friendly against France in November.
Three players with local Virginia/D.C. ties where named to the roster by head coach Jurgen Klinsman - Clarence Goodson (VA), Oguchi Onyewu (Born in D.

How Each MLS Development Academy Ranked

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US Soccer has released their evaluations of the US Soccer Development Academy clubs for the 2010-2011 season and one MLS club was rated as the top club in the country out of the 78 clubs that participated.

My pal Daniel over at BigDSoccer pulled this all together earlier and found out that FC Dallas had the top rated academy in the country during the 2010-11 season.

Cross-Post! Academy Connections to the MNT from the MNT Blog

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Since 2007, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy has strived to impact the Men's National Team – never has the program's influence been more felt than the four-day camp leading into Wednesday's match against rival Mexico. The Academy is represented both on the field, with two former players participating in the camp, and on the sidelines, where Klinsmann's staff has a wealth of experience at the elite youth level.

Academy Influence

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Since 2007, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy has strived to impact the Men's National Team – never has the program's influence been more felt than the four-day camp leading into Wednesday's match against rival Mexico. The Academy is represented both on the field, with two former players participating in the camp, and on the sidelines, where Klinsmann's staff has a wealth of experience at the elite youth level.

Hamid's Journey from the Academy to the U.S. MNT

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Bill Hamid's journey through the U.S. Soccer ranks has been well documented, and has now culminated in a call up to the Men's National Team ahead of the Aug. 10 match against Mexico. The match will be played at the Linc in Phildelphia – just 150 miles from his hometown of Annandale, Va.

CD Chivas USA

Bayern Munich youth striker headlines U.S. U-18 Sept. training camp roster

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Meet Julian Green, the latest German-American with a strong club pedigree to suit up for a U.S. youth national team.

Green, a Bayern Munich U-19 forward who was born in Tampa, Fla., and has represented Germany on the youth level, is among 20 players called in by coach Javier Perez for the U.

Ramos names 24 players to USA U-20s April camp

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U.S. Under-20 men's national team head coach Tab Ramos has called up a 24-man roster for an upcoming camp in Portland, Oreg.

Here's the roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2):Â Tomas Gomez (Georgetown; Webster Groves, Mo.), Jake McGuire (Chivas USA Academy; Pomona, Calif.)Â

DEFENDERS (9):Â Christian Dean (California; East Palo Alto, Calif.

AJ Cochran

U.S. U-20s set for 2012 Milk Cup

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The U.S. Under-23 men's national team may have failed to qualify for the Olympics, but a U.S. youth national team will still get exposure to an international tournament this summer.Â

The 2012 Milk Cup kicks off in Northern Ireland Saturday, with the U.S. Under-20 men's national team opening play against defending champion Denmark.

Koroma, Ocegueda among 18 on Ramos' U.S. U-20 Milk Cup roster

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A blend of professional, academy and collegiate talent accounts for the U.S. Under-20 men's national team Milk Cup roster, a squad aiming to capture the United States' second tournament title in three years and third since 2005.

Coach Tab Ramos will be taking 18 players to Northern Ireland, including 2011 U-17 World Cup participants Alfred Koroma, Mario Rodriguez, Kendall McIntosh and Dillon Serna, Mexican-American left back Juan Pablo Ocegueda and University of North Carolina standouts Mikey Lopez and Boyd Okwuonu.

Salgado, Oliver among 26 called in for U.S. Under-20 camp

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Vancouver Whitecaps striker Omar Salgado and 2011 CONCACAF Under-17 World Cup qualifying leading scorer Andrew Oliver were among 26 players called in for a U.S. Under-20 training camp by coach Tab Ramos.

The camp begins Monday in Clermont, Fla.

Salgado, Gil among 36 players called in to U.S. Under-20 training camp

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Vancouver Whitecaps striker Omar Salgado and Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil are among the 36 players called in by head coach Tab Ramos to the U.S. Under-20 national team camp in Fort Lauderdale this week.

Molde fullback Sean Cunningham, Liverpool signee Villyan Bijev, Nuremberg midfielder Tyrone McCargo and SC Freiburg midfielder Caleb Stanko were also among the pros called into the week-long camp in Florida.

Manchester United

Manchester United bad boy / Newcastle target Ravel Morrison won’t see HP sauce going to waste

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Ravel Morrison's bad boy reputation is such that Sir Alex Ferguson is currently considering offloading one of the hottest talents to come through the Manchester United academy. Perhaps in a last-ditch attempt to prove he is growing-up, Morrison has shown that he does not like to see condiments being wasted and is determined to finish [.

Tom Cleverley signs new 4 year deal with Manchester United

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Tom Cleverley has signed a new four-year deal which will see the midfielder stay at Old Trafford until the end of the 2014/15 season. The 22-year-old, who is currently recovering from an ankle injury, is a product of the Manchester United Academy, having arrived at Old Trafford at the age of 12, and his recent performances for the first team have seen him called into the full England squad.

The Academy: Sheff Utd (0 v 2) MUFC

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Beating Leeds United 3-1 last week Manchester United Academy got their first three points of the season and were sixth in the Premier Academy League Group C, six points behind the leaders, Manchester City. The Academy travelled to Sheffield to play their fourth league game of the season against last season's Youth Cup runners-up Sheffield [.

Which Former United Academy Boys Are In The PL This Season?

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Chris Eagles Bolton
Total appearances: 17
He joined United's academy when he was 14 years old and left the club for Burnley when he was 22. He made his début when he was 17-years-old in the League Cup against Leeds. He spent time on loan at Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and NEC Nijmegen.

Which Former United Academy Boys Are In The PL This Season?

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Chris Eagles Bolton
Total appearances: 17
He joined United's academy when he was 14 years old and left the club for Burnley when he was 22. He made his début when he was 17-years-old in the League Cup against Leeds. He spent time on loan at Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and NEC Nijmegen.

The Rest

All-Stars to Face Oxford Named

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The 20-man Jim Dedeus XI squad comprised of top local players in the PDL and NPSL to face Oxford United was released on Friday with seven of the New England PDL and NPSL teams represented in the squad.

Boston Victory Player of the Year Hellah Sidibe is among the 20 players featured on the Jim Dedeus XI set to face Oxford United at Portsmouth High School on Monday.

Harry’s Home

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The medical community of Melbourne are collectively licking their lips. For the first time in his professional career Harry Kewell is playing club football in Australia. Melbourne Victory have beaten supposed interest from Sydney FC in securing his signature on a three year deal. Since emerging from the Leeds United academy in the late 90's [.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Sunderland Fan On

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Colin Randall from Salut! Sunderland, who we've talked to plenty of times before when yet another United player signs for his club, has spoken to us about hopes for next season after all their spending.

Scott the Red: Were you happy with Sunderland's performance last season?

Colin Randall: Pleased until the drubbing at St James' Park, ecstatic after Stamford Bridge, despondent during the slump, moderately satisfied with 10th finish.