June 2 -5 2016
D.C. Athletics debuts in National Elite Tournament – Dallas Super Copa : Our club was represented this weekend as the #2 seed in the U11 Brackets of one of the most prestigious and competitive (invitation only) tournaments in the US. The weather brought many obstacles factoring travel, logistics, training and game time scheduling.
Our results – 1W – 1D – 2 L. Conceding 1 point only to the # 1 team ranked in Texas in our group play (0-1 Loss to FC Dallas Premier), and 1 point only to the #1 team ranked in the nation (0-1 Loss to Sereno Chelsea White of Arizona) in the quarter-final (as ranked in gotsoccer.com). Fierce competition, great experience, and a fantastic first showing! DCA left a mark.. invited back next year for sure, given high praise by a local Southwest US Liverpool developmental scout, “The best quality play I have seen in this whole tournament, I wish more teams showed such skill and individual creativity.”
August 1, 2015
3 V 3 Live Regionals – Haymarket VA
August 1, 2015. Out U10 Team A entered into a 3v3 tournament (regional Qualifier for the ESPN Disney National Championships) and placed second in the U10 Gold Brackets. What a hard fought match with a top club from Pennsylvania. Long day of 4 matches with only 1 sub. Kudos to Grace, Gage, Liam and Bijan for staying tough. The final came down to a Golden Goal Final. I have to say – the team showed their fire.
Play by Play
First Half - very quickly DCA was down 5 – 0. The kids were a bit down, but they really dug deep for the remainder to end 6-3 at halftime.Second Half – DCA as a team stayed focused on the defensive strategies and hammered back into the game to finish a 9-9 draw.
Golden Goal – 1 min and 7 seconds in, the opponent succeeded in a far left post shot from the far right back line.
Our second place victory earned us an automatic spot in the Nationals in Disney sponsored by ESPN.
June 20 & 21, 2015
DC United SoccerFest
What a success – thanks to Steve Winter and DC United for running a great event.
DC United’s Futbolito Soccer Fest. Results from Day1 Session 1
Our U10 Team A finished First – and has qualified on to the Regionals.
Morven Park, Leesburg, VA
DCA Spring Soccer/Summer Schedules
What a success… Spring Lee Mt Vernon Crossover League was a success for DCA U7/8 players. We are not about winning, but rather to be successful and showing perseverance as a team. With that goal in mind.. as a club we won all but one of our games.
Our record 11 – 0 – 1. Our loss .. we had 5 of our team mates out with Strep.
Thank you all!
April 4, 2015
DCA Debuts in first tournament – CSL IceBreaker 2015
As a wrap up to the Winter Futsal, DCA was invited to local FUTBOLITO Tournament by a neighboring league (Cosmopolitan Soccer – CSL) in Montgomery County. Originally planned for March 21, 2015 as an ICEBREAKER. Originally DCA was sending Four Squads (2 – U7/8 and 2 – U9/10). After two rescheduling we re able to proceed Saturday Arpil 4, 2015. For those who did not make it – we wished you a very Happy Easter Holiday and kickoff to your Spring Break Vacations! But you missed some great TEAM Soccer!
Our U9/10 team went 2-1-0 in bracket A. Very challenging teams! In the finals, they finished 4-2 victoriously in the same fashion as the younger group. They played hard, played calmly, and played as a unit.
Let me shout out thanks to the Parents for helping keep the kids organized and snacked-up between matches! Huge thank to Jarone Johnson as our assistant trainer and honorary Assistant Coach. Shown above left to right:
Back: Coach Andre, Leland, Laura, Grace, Asst Coach Jarone, Bijan, Mox, Coach Ruby
Front: Jane, Matteo, Kirill, Harrison, Jihan, Willy