[D.C. UNITED] D.C. United and Beach FC signed a regional affiliate agreement, the third of its kind for D.C. United and a youth soccer club.
Beach FC will be one of D.C. United’s primary sources in identifying and developing the top youth talent. United will share its coaching resources and will work with Beach FC to follow its training curriculum and system of play. Top players in the Beach FC system, identified by both D.C. United and Beach FC, will have the opportunity to join the D.C. United Academy teams.
“We are very excited that Beach FC will join us as our third affiliate club,” said Sonny Silooy, D.C. United’s Director of Youth Development. “Beach FC has a proven track record of cultivating talent for top college programs, Major League Soccer and the U.S. men’s national team pool, and we look forward to combining resources and expertise to further develop players in the region."
In addition to the player identification and development component of the affiliate agreement, Beach FC will be outfitted with D.C. United and adidas-branded training gear, uniforms and coaching gear, and will receive special D.C. United ticketing opportunities for players and their families.