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DCU U-23s defeat Ocean City 3-1 in Home Opener

Ringing in their home campaign successfully, the U23 squad impressed.

D.C. United U-23 Roster Released

We look at the Baby Black and Red before their home debut.

D.C. United developing a path to the pros

D.C. United has formed a partnership with Evergreen FC, and seems to be building a direct line from the pre-academy to the first team.

D.C. United launches residency academy

D.C. United has made a substantial investment in its academy, launching a residency program.

Andy Award: Taking a look at DCU's Homegrowns

Instead of having you vote on an obvious award, we take a look at D.C. United's current slate of Homegrown players.

Quaranta to coach the USL PDL's Baltimore Bohs

Former D.C. United winger Santino Quaranta has been announced as the new head coach of the Baltimore Bohemians.

MLK Day Freedom Kicks: Michael Seaton at Inter

We have your roundup of soccer links this morning, including Seaton at Inter, Klinsmann's prediction of how the USMNT will do at the World Cup, one of our favorite MLS referees gets a ticket to The Show, and more MLS news from north of the border.

A look into the US Soccer Devel. Academy

Two years ago, US Soccer mandated a ten month schedule for all US Soccer Development Academies and we gave you a behind the scenes look; with the creation of Richmond United, we decided to take a look at the state of USSDAs once again.

United sign Jalen Robinson as a Homegrown Player

D.C. United announced today that the team has signed its seventh Homegrown player: Jalen Robinson.

Two RVA Development Academies to merge

The Richmond Kickers and Richmond Strikers Development Academies will be merging, forming a new academy called Richmond United.

D.C. United Academy alumni head back to school

With the start of the 2013 Division I men's soccer season, check out to see where D.C. United Academy alumni are set to play this fall.

What a stadium could mean for DCU's reserves & RVA

As MLS pushes every team to affiliate with a USL Pro side or else to enter their reserve team into the third-tier league, one wonders how this development will interplay with D.C. United's recent stadium announcement.

Collin Martin to sign Homegrown Player contract

Collin Martin will join the illustrious ranks of D.C. United's Homegrown players signed to the first team and will be available almost immediately.

2013 U.S. Open Cup: More teams, more money

The format for the 100th edition of the U.S. Open Cup was released today and D.C. United could have players on three separate teams.

Kemp and White start in a Kickers preseason game

D.C. United defenders Ethan White and Taylor Kemp started for the Richmond Kickers in their preseason loss to the NASL's Carolina Railhawks; Conor Shanosky played the entire second half.

DCU's U-23 team to play in the NPSL

Jaime Moreno's D.C. United U-23 team is going to be playing meaningful games this coming summer by joining the National Premier Soccer League.

Get to know the Richmond Kickers!

Since we will be covering them and their D.C. United loanees this season, we decided to give you a primer on the Richmond Kickers!

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14 DCU Academy players sign w/ Div 1 schools

Yesterday was national signing day. While American the gridiron got most of the attention, young soccer players were announcing their decisions, too. Find out here where the next generation of D.C. United players will be going to school.

DCU Countdown: 29 Days - Michael Seaton

As the 2013 MLS season approaches, we're counting down the days to March 2 and running the proverbial rule over each player on D.C. United's roster. Today's subject: brand new homegrown forward Michael Seaton.

Leigh Cowlishaw talks Richmond Kickers and DCU

Black and Red United spent some time with Richmond Kickers Head Coach Leigh Cowlishaw, getting his thoughts about the upcoming affiliation with D.C. United.

Richmond Kickers are officially DCU affiliates

As expected, D.C. United has announced their new affiliation agreement with USL Pro's Richmond Kickers. We've got details of the agreement and all the dirt on the Black-and-Red's newest partner in developing their future stars.

More details on the MLS-USL deal

In a press call today, MLS and USL clarified further details of the integration of the MLS Reserve League into USL Pro, announced yesterday. The big takeaway: 2013 is "merely the first phase," and much more is to come over the next few years.

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MLS Reserves begin integration into USL Pro

The MLS Reserve League and USL Pro have officially taken the first steps toward integration, announcing that MLS clubs will have the option of affiliating with nearby USL sides or limited competition against them in the MLSRL. Info & updates here.

Integration of MLS Reserves & USL Pro announced

The MLS Reserve League and USL Pro have officially taken the first steps toward integration, announcing today that MLS clubs will have the option of affiliating with nearby USL sides or limited competition against them in the MLSRL. More info here.

D.C. United are the first MLS 3.0 team

Though D.C. United fell behind the rest of the league in MLS 2.0, they are taking the lead in MLS 3.0.

DCU inks Annandale Boys & Girls Club as Affiliate

In the second expansion of its academy system this off-season, D.C. United has announced that it has entered into an affiliation agreement with Annandale (Va.) Boys & Girls Club. ABGC joins Freestate Soccer Alliance as D.C. United Affiliates.

DCU Expands Academy System w/ 1st Youth Affiliate

In what could amount to a major expansion of its youth development program, D.C. United has announced an affiliate agreement with Bowie-based development powerhouse Freestate Soccer Alliance.

Inside the U.S. Soccer Development Academy

U.S. Soccer recently mandated a 10 month schedule for all of the premier youth academies. But what does this actually mean for MLS and USMNT fans?

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