Force to play Major League Soccer academy team

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Players and coaches with the Havelock Youth Soccer Association under-18 team pose for a picture. The team is headed to Washington, D.C. on Saturday to play a D.C. United academy team in an exhibition match.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 08:21 AM.

Peter Brown has a simple goal when he and the rest of the Havelock Force under 18 soccer team go up to Washington to play a D.C. United academy team.

"Don’t look like fools," he joked.

The Havelock team recently won the ACC Hall of Champions Showcase in Greensboro, and part of the reward was the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to play the Major League Soccer D.C. United academy team. The academy team features the top players in Maryland and Virginia and is designed to prepare them for college scholarships or play in professional leagues.

The team Havelock will face has two players from the junior national team.

"I’ve heard things about them," Brown said. "It’s going to be a hard game."

Brown is one of the captains of the Havelock Force, along with Ryan Fox.

"The team’s going to be really good, but I don’t have any expectations," Fox said. "I just hope we go up there and play hard and give it our all."

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