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Academy forward Jerren Nixon verbally commits to Virginia

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The Union Academy target man will join teammate Raheem Taylor-Parkes in Charlottesville in 2016.

Union Academy forward Jerren "J.J." Nixon has verbally committed to play college soccer at the University of Virginia, joining teammate Raheem Taylor-Parkes in the 2016 recruiting class for the defending national champions.

Goff: Darius Madison kicked off UVa roster

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Union Academy alumnus likely won't play his senior year.

Philadelphia native Darius Madison has been booted from the University of Virginia's men's soccer team. According to Steven Goff of the Washington Post, a violation of team rules will preclude the senior from playing in his final season with the Hoos.

Union sign Eric Bird

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The Virginia midfielder has inked his first pro contract.

The Union have officially announced the signing of Eric Bird, the club's second selection in this year's SuperDraft.

Bird played all four years at the University of Virginia, starting the final three. Despite being more of a box-to-box midfielder, Bird chipped in his fair share of goals during his time as a Cavalier.

Union Academy in College: Darius Madison spring breaking in England

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Darius Madison and the defending national champions Virginia are in England for spring break, Patrick Berneski makes appearance in Notre Dame's game friendly against Chicago Fire and Brett Campbell scores against the MLS Cup winners.

Darius Madison and the defending national champions University of Virginia are over in England for spring break and have already scored more goals as a team than they did in their successful College Cup in December.

D.C. United

Futty Danso, Diego Restrepo lead list of D.C. United trialists

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D.C. United has a slew of trialists competing for spots on the team.

D.C. United today announced their preseason roster, and includes eight trialists and two guest players. With a still unknown amount of roster spots available (due to CBA negotiations), United may keep trialists around for longer instead of letting them try and find other work.

Flown The Nest: D.C. United Academy Alumni News & Notes

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Our weekly roundup of alumni news is back, focusing this time on the Black-and-Red’s former academy talents now plying their trade in NCAA soccer.

Now the snow seems to finally be abating, NCAA men's soccer is entering its period of spring exhibitions, with several former D.C. United academy players making news in the college game.

U.S. Women's National Team

Solo, Wambach, Morgan among 19 selected for USWNT friendly with Switzerland

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The attacking stars of the U.S. Women's National Team will be on full display in Cary, North Carolina.

Head coach Jill Ellis has named 19 players for the U.S.'s upcoming clash againstSwitzerland, with national team mainstays Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux among those selected for the Aug.

Washington Spirit sign two new players, come out with a new crest, and have players in USWNT camp

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The Washington Spirit announced the signing of two new players yesterday, Ingrid Wells and Chantel Jones. Both Wells and Jones are U-23 National Team players and both of them were members of the 2008 U-20 World Cup team. Ingrid Wells is described by the Spirit's press release as a playmaking midfielder while Jones is a goalkeeper.

The Rest

UNCW’s VanCompernolle Gets Preseason Trial

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Another undrafted college senior will get the chance to earn a spot on the New England Revolution roster as University of North Carolina Wilmington defender Jacob VanCompernolle has been invited to join the club for preseason camp, according to a release from UNCW.

Washington Spirit Update: Looking Back to the West, Ahead to the East

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After a sold defeat of Seattle last Thursday, the Washington Spirit entered the less than hospitable confines of JELD-WEN Field and its 12,474 rowdy fans in Portland Sunday, hoping to turn some heads and come up with a second win in a row against the Thorns.

But before the match was even underway, the Spirit were dealt a blow as goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris failed a fitness test on her knee.