D.C. United U-23 Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key dates for the team?

The first day of training is May 20th, 2019 and last day is July 14th 2019. Dates for every game will be posted on the website soon.

How many times per week will the team train?

The team will have 3-4 training sessions per week ranging from 10am-2pm depending on the day.

How many matches will the team play?

The team will play over 15 matches and friendlies throughout the summer.

What is the cost of the program?

To participate in the program, players need to pay a $250 fee before the start date of May 20th. This will cover the full summer training and games. 

Where will training be held?

Training will be at the Turf Auxiliary Field. 279 Oklahoma Ave SE, Washington D.C. 20003

Is there gear provided?

DC United will provide team members with D.C. United Adidas training and match gear upon arrival on your first day. Please bring your own boots, shin guards, and additional generic Adidas gear or gear from your school to train in each day.

What if I cannot attend for the full season?

Players are required to pay for the full season even if they cannot attend for the entirety of it.

Is there any payment for playing with DCU U23?

To maintain NCAA eligibility, no player will receive payment for playing with DCU U23.

Is there any chance of training with D.C. United’s first team and USL team?

Players will be selected to train with the first team from time to time depending on performance.

Are there any tickets available for D.C. United games?

You are eligible to receive one free ticket for each DCU home match. Please send all ticket requests to Nate Kish at nkish@dcunited.com 72 hours prior to your requested match.

Insurance Questions: 

Does D.C. United provide insurance: 


Do players need to be insured? 

If you do not have insurance, you will need to sign a release of liability waiver. But we highly recommend that you do have insurance active. 

Are there other options besides insurance?

If a player gets injured and does not have insurance, the player can sign up for STARPASS. This is NOT an insurance but a discount program that you can only sign up once an injury occurs. See this link if you'd like to know more about this program: https://www.medstarhealth.org/mhs/our-services/urgent-care/starpass-medical-discount-program/

Is there housing available?

No. Players are required to cover for their own housing. Our staff can help with discounted hotel rates and other housing in the area. We can also put you in touch with other players to split the cost for any given week of the program. Options are listed below:

Air B and B


American University Housing ($405 per week)


Centro Maria Residence ($210 per week Breakfast/Dinner provided)


Cities Housing (Aprox: $300 for double occupancy, $500 for single occupancy)


Follin Guest Home ($55-65 per night, $215-260 weekly depending on single or double occupancy)


George Washington University Summer Housing


GMU Housing ($301 to 420 per week w/double occupancy-7 week minimum stay)


International Student Housing ($294 per week for double person)


International Guest House ($45 per night)


Intern Housing Washington DC


The Washington Housing Network


What if I have other questions?

You can connect with the team’s coordinator, Luis Guevara, at dcunitedacademy@gmail.com