2016 News

  • Men's Soccer Volunteers at DC Central Kitchen
    February 09, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC - Last Friday, February 3rd, the University of the District of Columbia Men's Soccer team completed its annual community service at DC Central Kitchen, where the players prepared food for the homeless. The staff at DC Central instructed and offered professional guidance as the student-athletes cut up chicken and vegetables before they were distributed to various satellite sites.
  • Torres, Salinas Furio Earn Men’s Soccer All-East Coast Conference Honors
    November 07, 2016
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Gabriel Torres and Victor Salinas Furio earned Second Team and Third Team Men’s Soccer All-East Coast Conference honors, respectively, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
  • Freshmen Fuel Firebirds’ 2-1 Season Finale Win at Roberts Wesleyan
    October 29, 2016
    ROCHESTER, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team earned a 2-1 victory over East Coast Conference foe Roberts Wesleyan College in its season finale Saturday afternoon at RWC Soccer Stadium.
  • Victor Salinas Furio Named CoSIDA Academic All-District™ First Team
    October 27, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia’s Victor Salinas Furio, a senior defender on the men’s soccer team, was named CoSIDA Academic All-District™ First Team in recognition of his combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
  • Firebirds Succumb to No. 2 Nationally-Ranked LIU Post, 4-1; Eliminated From Postseason Contention
    October 26, 2016
    BROOKVILLE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated, 4-1 by the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, LIU Post in East Coast Conference play Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, the Firebirds are eliminated from ECC Tournament contention.
  • New Firebird Spotlight Features Men's Soccer's Liam Haycock
    October 24, 2016
    The newest Firebird Spotlight features junior men's soccer student-athlete Liam Haycock, a native of Stafford, England.
  • Gabriel Torres Earns East Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week Honor
    October 24, 2016
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Gabriel Torres was named East Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for his performance in the week ending Sunday, October 23rd.
  • Gabriel Torres Nets Hat Trick in 3-0 UDC Win at East Stroudsburg
    October 22, 2016
    EAST STROUDSBURG, PA – Freshman midfielder Gabriel Torres registered a hat trick, including two goals in the opening 17 minutes, to lead the University of the District of Columbia to a 3-0 win over East Stroudsburg University in non-conference men’s soccer action Saturday at Eiler-Martin Stadium.
  • Firebirds Fail to Score Despite Several Chances; Fall to Queens 2-0
    October 19, 2016
    BOYDS, MD - The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team had several quality scoring chances but could never find the back of the net in a 2-0 defeat vs. Queens College in East Coast Conference play Wednesday afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • Firebirds Defeated, 4-0 by League-Leading Molloy
    October 12, 2016
    BOYDS, MD – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated, 4-0 by the current top team in the East Coast Conference, Molloy College, on a beautiful fall afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • Firebirds Erupt Offensively in 4-0 Win vs. Daemen; Improve to 3-1-1 in League Play
    October 08, 2016
    ARLINGTON, VA – Coming off back-to-back shutout losses, the University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team erupted for four goals while the defense shut down East Coast Conference foe Daemen en-route to a decisive, 4-0 league win on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Long Bridge Park.
  • Depleted Firebirds Unravel in Second Half, Fall 3-0 to Mercyhurst
    October 05, 2016
    BOYDS, MD – After playing to a scoreless tie through the first half, the University of the District of Columbia surrendered three goals in the second half en route to a 3-0 defeat vs. non-region foe Mercyhurst University on Wednesday afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • UDC’s Benhur Gebretsanie Earns East Coast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week Honor
    October 03, 2016
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Benhur Gebretsanie was named East Coast Conference Men’s Soccer co-Rookie of the Week for his efforts in the week ending Sunday, October 2nd. Queens College’s Emgi Gousse was the other co-honoree.
  • Firebirds Fall to NYIT, 3-0
    October 01, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – After a scoreless first half, the University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team surrendered three goals in the closing period, as the Firebirds fell, 3-0 to East Coast Conference foe New York Institute of Technology on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field.
  • Firebirds Erase 2-0 Deficit to Force 2-2 Double-OT Tie at St. Thomas Aquinas
    September 28, 2016
    SPARKILL, NY – The University of the District of Columbia fought its way back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score in regulation, and ultimately, after two overtimes, settled for a 2-2 tie vs. St. Thomas Aquinas College in a very evenly-played East Coast Conference battle on Wednesday afternoon at Spartan Field.
  • Firebirds Shock Mercy, 3-1; Improve to 2-0 in ECC Play
    September 24, 2016
    DOBBS FERRY, NY – The University of the District of Columbia shocked the No. 5 ranked team in the East Region, Mercy College, 3-1 on the road Saturday afternoon in East Coast Conference play at Mercy Field.
  • Firebirds Edged, 2-1 in Overtime at No. 25 Gannon
    September 21, 2016
    ERIE, PA – Alex Schroeck’s goal from 20 yards out on the left side of the field late in the first overtime period lifted the host Gannon University Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over University of the District of Columbia Wednesday afternoon at McConnell Family Stadium.
  • Firebirds Break Through for 1-0 Win vs. Bridgeport; Open Conference Play 1-0
    September 17, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – Sophomore forward Kevin Ortez’s header goal in the 62nd minute snapped a near 253-minute scoreless spell for the Firebirds going back three games, and the Firebird defense preserved the team’s first lead of the season to claim a 1-0 East Coast Conference victory vs. Bridgeport Saturday afternoon.
  • UDC Men’s Soccer Defeated 3-0 at Goldey-Beacom
    September 14, 2016
    WILMINGTON, DE – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated 3-0 by host Goldey-Beacom College Wednesday afternoon.
  • Firebirds Severely Outplay Salem Internation; Don’t Get Result
    September 10, 2016
    BOYDS, MD – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team out-shot its guest Salem International College, 19-6 and doubled the Tigers up in corner kicks, 4-2, but came away losers in a 1-0 decision on a steamy hot Saturday afternoon at Maryland Sports Complex.
  • Depleted Firebirds Fall at Wilmington
    September 07, 2016
    NEWARK, DE – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was defeated by host Wilmington University, 6-2 in East Region action on a steamy, 95-degree Wednesday afternoon.
  • Firebirds Suffer Lopsided Loss to American International in Final Game of UDC Invitational
    September 04, 2016
    BOYDS, MD – American International College scored two goals on its first two shots of the game, and the Firebirds were never able to bounce back as University of the District of Columbia suffered a lopsided, 5-0 loss in the final game of the UDC Invitational on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • Firebirds Drop 2-1 Overtime Decision to Holy Family in Season Opener
    September 02, 2016
    BOYDS, MD – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team dropped its season opener to Holy Family University, 2-1 in overtime on Friday afternoon in the 2nd game of the UDC Invitational at Maryland SoccerPlex.
  • Firebirds Men’s Soccer Picked 8th in East Coast Conference Preseason Poll
    August 30, 2016
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s soccer team was picked to finish 8th in the East Coast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Firebirds earned 40 points in the poll to place ahead of St. Thomas Aquinas (31) and Daemen (10).