Barron Trump joins D.C. United's Development Academy

Barron Trump, son of President Donald Trump and Melania Trump, is playing in U.S. Soccer's Development Academy. Barron moved to the White House from New York with his mother after finishing his school year in the spring, and he is playing for D.C. United's U-12 team.

Soccer journalist Pablo Maurer first tweetedthat D.C. United had rostered Trump, who is listed as a midfielder and having played four games this season. He attends St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Maryland.

The Development Academy program for U-12s was launched in the 2016-17 season. Teams have local schedules to cut down on travel, and teams without full Development Academy status compete to provide extra competition.

At the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll in April, Barron was wearing an Arsenal jersey and met with players from D.C. United.

“He was very knowledgeable about soccer, knew about D.C. United and was interested to know more," Patrick Mullins told the Washington Post.

14 comments about "Barron Trump joins D.C. United's Development Academy".
  1. Nick Daverese, September 23, 2017 at 3:18 a.m.

    Well good for him I wonder who he played for when he lived in NYC. When trump became president the idiots were making comments about Baron that day. That kid was up practically all night. So he looked out of it at 3 in the morning. They were saying he looked artistic. The animals were attacking his son because they disliked his father. I would love to see him play.

  2. Mark Buckley replied, September 25, 2017 at 10:53 a.m.

    Nick this is a soccer website, leave your "animals" comment to the other websites you visit.

  3. David Mont replied, September 26, 2017 at 8:27 p.m.

    You're right, Mark. Most animals are superior to humans that attack a 10-year old child.

  4. frank schoon, September 23, 2017 at 10:33 a.m.

    Great...I had no idea...I hope he's got the "bite" his father has, for you need that to have the potential to be a good soccer player.

  5. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, September 25, 2017 at 9:38 a.m.

    You need to an ignorant buffoon to be a good soccer player? I don't agree.

  6. Paul Cox, September 25, 2017 at 9:03 a.m.

    I think his dad is horrible but I think this isn't "news", and that the media shouldn't report anything about political kids. Let them be kids.

  7. Kent James replied, September 26, 2017 at 11:12 a.m.

    Agreed on all parts. I also hope (probably naively) that he makes whatever team he's on because of his own merits, not because (or in spite of) who his father is.

  8. Thom Meredith, September 25, 2017 at 11:42 a.m.

    100% agree with Mr. Cox on this one. I sincerely hope the note re: his DA involvement is the first AND last time I ready anything about young Barron Trump not only as a soccer player BUT also as a kid at least until he is what 18 years old. PLEASE let him be a kid...PLEASE.
    Thom Meredith

  9. Nick Daverese, September 25, 2017 at 11:51 a.m.

    Exactly Paul kids should be off limits. I would still enjoy seeing him play. His father always talks about American pointy never heard him talk about our football.

  10. Bret Newman, September 25, 2017 at 12:24 p.m.

    Wait until President Trump attends one of his meaningful games. He's going to want the ref or refs fired, as soon as they make a bad call, against his sons team...Your Fired! (Lol)

  11. Goal Goal replied, September 25, 2017 at 1:46 p.m.


  12. Kent James replied, September 26, 2017 at 11:09 a.m.

    So true!

  13. Nick Daverese, September 25, 2017 at 1:51 p.m.

    We had a official do one of our games who could not make it in the mls. He was bad here also. He was so bad he did not even park near our field. He would park a half a mile away. Game ended he would run to his car. One of our guys spotted him getting out of his car before the game started. He was terrible he runs to his car. Someone set his car on fire before he got to it. On trump if the Russians wanted him president. All he has to do is call Putin on the hot line and we are in the WC in Russia.

  14. Nick Daverese, September 26, 2017 at 7:01 a.m.

    Bret like US parents don't do that now? Do you ever listen to what parents say about the officials when they call something against their little boys or their boys team. When I need a laugh I just listen to parents talk in games. One parent was saying so much crap I told him better cut the sound and put loud music over it.

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