Force to play Major League Soccer academy team

Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 08:21 AM.

The match is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Saturday at RFK Stadium in Washington. After the match, the team will get a chance to watch D.C. United play Toronto.

Brown said Havelock was in the championship match against Powhatan (Va.) in Greensboro, knowing that a victory would mean a trip to Washington to play in the exhibition.

"We fell behind 1-0, then scored and fell behind again but evened it up," he said. "In the last 10 seconds, we scored to win it."

The victory set off quite a celebration.

"When we won, I was stoked," Fox said.

Danny Verduzco, who coaches the team with his brother Pablo, said the goal of the trip is to show the players another level of competition.

"There’s no trophy. There’s no reward other than having a good time and having the experience," he said. "Not a lot of people when you’re 16 or 17 years old can say they played a D.C. United team, even if it’s an academy team.

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