Youth "Spring Kick" Soccer at RFK

John E. DeFreitas | 6/8/2011, 5:27 p.m.
Neno Johnson (left) uses fancy footwork while kicking the new revolutionary One World Futbol to get past Jayden Myles (right) during an 8 vs. 8 soccer game which was held at RFK Stadium on Friday, June 3. / Photo by John E. DeFreitas

D.C. United, along with their non-profit partner United for D.C., held a season-ending youth soccer tournament which attracted more than 250 children. The tournament, for those ages 6-12, was held Friday, June 3, on the RFK Stadium training field in Northeast, and featured soccer games. The event consisted of carnival games, music, and health tips for adults. All of the players who participated in the tournament recently completed a 10-week soccer training program. Friday's activities gave the participants an opportunity to show their parents and fans what they learned during their training. Players were divided into groups according to age and played 8 vs. 8, 20- minute games. Those who participated received a trophy, gift bag, and were able to collect autographs and photos with attending D.C. United players. Players who won sportsmanship awards received a One World Futbol, an- ultra-durable, all-terrain soccer ball.

Greg Steininger presents a trophy to a little girl during the awards ceremony at RFK Stadium on Friday, June 3. / Photo by John E. DeFreitas