[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] D.C. United entered spring play as the only unbeaten team in the Development Academy's U-15/16 age group, but that quickly changed as Baltimore Bays Chelsea ended United's unbeaten streak at 13 games with a 4-1 win on Saturday in Baltimore.
Gerson Umana, the fall season’s leading scorer, opened the scoring in the 19th minute off an Austin Peltopass for D.C. United, but it was all Bays after that.
Gavin Barger, Max Graham, Nate Hall and Connor Smith to win the game for the Bays, who had a comenack of their own the next day to beat Matchfit, 3-2, on goals by Momoh Ermuse, Graham and Smith.
“We learned a lot about the current state of the group and were exposed in several aspects,” said D.C. coach Tom Torres. “It’s important not to take anything away from the Bays as they were the better group on the day and deserved the result with their solid attack and defensive motivation for an entire match. Most important for our group is that they realized that every game will be a tough one and they have much work to do this spring.”