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Congratulations to coach Gus and the Puma Elite Futsal Academy girls teams for winning the 2018 MD state Cup with the U-10-U-11 and U13 Girls. The 05 G only got scored one goal against the entire event.

Congratulations to the Puma 05's teams for coming in first and second place
in the very competitive 2017 Alexandria FUTSAL tournament.

Congratulations to FCV 05 Pre-DA Girls for winning the Bethesda tournament.
Coach Gus was finalist with the FCV 06 Elite and Champion with the 05 Pre-DA Team.
A fantastic weekend for the girls. Now the 05 Premier will start to prepare to play in Disney during Thanksgiving.

The Sporting Virginia Futsal Club 2007 girls just came back from Orlando having won the ESPN Summer 3v3 National Championship July 28-30. Thanks to specialized training from Gus and Soccer the Brazilian Way the girls went undefeated in the finals tourney beating the 3 time defending National Champions in the Tournement Final.

Congratulations to Coach Gus Donolo for training Meredith and giving her the technical skills to be selected to the attend the US Youth Futsal / National ID Trial

Congratulations to Sporting Maryland U-19 G for winning USSF FUTSAL regionals in Wildwood, New Jersey. The girls were coached by Danny, Gus and Scotty. They are now starting to prepare to go to the 32nd US FUTSAL National Championship held in California at the San Jose Convention Center between July 13-16. Good luck girls !!!! Sporting MD and Soccer the Brazilian Way will take many age groups to this event on both the girls and boys side.

Sporting Virginia Team Nessa 07G won the Philadelphia Union / EPYSA Futsal Pennsylvania State Cup over the weekend at the Lou Ramos Center in Allentown, PA. The team comprised of 07/08 girls won both the 2007 and 2006 brackets! The girls trained very hard all winter long with Coach Gus and his Soccer the Brazilian Way staff. Congratulations to Coach Gus Donolo, Coach Fabio Debarros and the girls on this outstanding accomplishment.

Congratulations to the 07-Girls coached by Gus Donolo.
They won the Good Counsel FUTSAL tournament playing Potomac in the finals.

Congratulations to coach Gus Donolo and Dave Macmillan and his Sporting Maryland Futsal Boys teams. The U16s and U18s won the EDP Calvert FUTSAL Cup in Maryland this Saturday. The boys are now heading on Thursday to Wildwood, New Jersey for the Regional FUTSAL Championships.

Congratulations to coach Gus Donolo, Danny and Scott Villagran for winning five Maryland State Cup Championships. All the girls teams are now getting ready to compete in the USSF Regional Championships in Wildwood NJ during President's day weekend.

Congratulations to Coach Gus and his U-10 G team for winning the year end U10/11 FUTSAL tournament.
This is the fourth consecutive tournament that the girls won this winter. What an amazing run!!
Starting Monday, the team will prepare for State Cup and Regionals.

Sporting Virginia (formally DMVFA) trained and coached by Gus Donolo and Soccer the Brazilian Way recently became champion at the 2016 Jefferson Open Futsal RVA tournament in Richmond VA, the Americas Cup Series Tournament in Alexandria, VA as well as New York/New Jersey Red Bulls 5v5 Soccer tournament.
All of the Futsal teams trained by Soccer the Brazilian are getting ready to compete in the MD and VA State Cup as well as Regional and National Futsal tournaments. If you are serious about Futsal and want to compete and train at the highest level, contact us at Try-outs are by invitation only.

Champions - New York / New Jersey Red Bull's 5v5 Soccer Championship!!!

Congratulations to Coach Dave MacMillan and the FCV U-14 Boys for winning the 2016 VA State Cup.
This is Soccer the Brazilian Way 16th consecutive State Cup title.

 Rush Champion Cup 2016 -U14 Girls Top Bracket Won the Final 3-2
 15 Goals Scored - 2 Goals Allowed

 Residential campers on a sold out week at Sweet Briar with a special invitation of two professional
 master coaches from Italy that were invited to work with our players by FCV. Just a tremendous
 experience for the players to be able to work with a international staff.

Congratulations to the FCV 99 girls and coach Gus for winning the 2015 NPL National finals in Indiana.
The team beat former nationals champions NEFC 2-1

Congratulations to the FCV ECNL 99 Girls coached by Gus Donolo and Christian Cziommer for winning the 2015 Mid- Atlantic Conference, the girls went undefeated without loosing a single match all season long.
Now the team will start to prepare to play in the champions league in Seattle.

Congratulations to Coach Marcelo and his Burke U-11G for winning the 2015 Virginian Tournament.

Congratulation for the FC Elite Boys and Coach Macmillan for winning the Kirkwood Tournament last weekend, the team scored 18 goals and only gave up one on a PK.

Congratulations to Coach Dave Macmillan and the U13 FC Elite boys for winning NCSL Div 1

Congratulations to the FCV 99 girls for winning the Region 1 Premier League played in Kirkwood, Delaware this weekend. With the victory, the team punched a ticket to next years National League.
FCV 99 girls beat the Maryland State Champions 3-0 on Saturday and Pennsylvania Strikers 2-0 in the finals on Sunday, the girls will now prepare to play in Regionals.

The FCV 99 girls win the 2015 Northeast Regional Futsal Championships!!!
Congratulations to coach Gus Donolo and coach Christian Cziommer for a fantastic weekend of Futsal.
The girls went undeafeated all weekend playing Futsal academies in every match. They started with a 9-2 victory against FC Copa Academy, then beat Rhode Island 7-0, and after a 9-2 victory against Galaxy Magic they made it to the finals winning 6-1 against CCF Inferno. The team will now prepare for the Futsal National Championships to be held in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center between July 25-27.

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FC Virginia hires Gustavo Donolo as Director of Player Development:

Gustavo Donolo, President for Soccer The Brazilian Way, has been retained by FC Virginia to be the Clubs Director of Player Development. Mr. Donolo will work as member of FC Virginia’s Technical Staff and help to ensure satisfying the training demands of the organizations rapidly growing player pool. FC Virginia continues to raise the standards of their training programs and Mr. Donolo will help to improve the technical and tactical abilities of the players. Gustavo will also be in charge of FC Virginia’s newly implemented Futsal program. FC Virginia will be the provider for the Virginia Futsal State Cup competition sanctioned by US Futsal, the governing body for US futsal. Gus will further develop and continue existing futsal programs as part of FC Virginia’s continued effort to maximize the level of technical sufficiency of their players. As part of the relationship FC Virginia will also use ’Soccer the Brazilian Way’ as its official camp provider. STBW will organize and conduct all Spring Break Camps, Summer Residential Camps and ID Camps for the Club. The curriculums for the camps and clinics will follow the principles and direction of FC Virginia’s player development philosophy and offer high quality programs to meet the demands of the elite player.
FCV Ashburn has some very exciting news, especially a new Director of Recreation.
Read all about him in FCV Ashburn Newsletter - February 2015
Congratulations to the FCV 98 girls for winning the 2015 Disney Showcase. They beat Canada in the finals 2-1. The FCV girls scored 19 goals in 4 games and allowed only a single goal in the finals.
The team was coached by Coach Christian and Coach Gus.

Congratulations to the FCV United Premier 99 for a fantastic weekend of soccer. FCV girls were finalist at the top bracket of the Disney Showcase. The girls played and exciting final against NEFC ( USYS National Champions) . What a great way to start the year!!

Congratulation to the FCV U-14G girls for playing the 2014 US FUTSAL CUP. The girls were coached by Coach Gus and Coach Christian, had an incredible weekend playing the MD state champs in the finals and losing 5-4 in the last minute of a very exciting game and coming in second place after competing for the first time in a FUTSAL event. Girls will start the year preparing to play at the US FUTSAL Regional Championships.

Congratulations to the Premier 99 girls and Coach Gus Donolo
for winning the U-14 Girls North American National Championships.

Congratulations to Coach Marcelo and the FCV AUFC U-13G for winning the Hunt Country Classic.

Congratulations to Coach Gus Donolo and the FCV United Premier 99 for winning the 2014/2015 VA State Cup. The Premier did not concede a single goal in the entire competition. This is the fourth year in a row that the team has won. The team is now getting ready to compete in the National league at CASL in November playing some of the top teams in the country.The team has also qualified to play Super Y Nationals in December at IMG academy in Florida.Good Luck to the girls, they will have a very busy winter. More Pictures

Congratulations to Annandale United Super-Y U-14 G for winning the division with 12 wins and no losses or ties, and the first out of 22 teams competing in this age group. Click for details

Annandale United U-12G-U-13G and U-14G Teams make it to Super Y Nationals - Click for details

Congratulations to Annandale United FC ( Premier 99) for winning the 15th Annual FC Delco Players Cup

The U-14G played on the top bracket of Delco beating Bethesda 1-0, YMS (Yardley) 2-0, Penn Fusion 3-0, Cleveland 3-0 in the Semis and Harkes Chantilly 99 Elite 5-0 in the finals. The team coached by Annandale's Girls Technical Director Gus Donolo scored a total of 14 goals in 5 games and did not give up a single goal all weekend. The girls will start to get ready to represent VA at Regionals this week

Congratulations Coach Marcelo and Sterling FC Elite U-12G for winning the 2014 Virginian Tournament

The Annandale United FC (Premier 99) girls won the title for the VA State Cup for the 3rd consecutive year.
Coached by our Technical Director (Gus Donolo) they scored an impressive 25 goals in only 4 games on their way to the title. The team will represent VA for the Regional Championships played in Rhode Island end of June.
Here See the full picture collection - - - SoccerWire article Here

Congratulations to the Annandale United Premier 99 Girls for winning the 2014 Jefferson Cup.
Just a fantastic performance, giving up only one goal the entire tournament
and scoring a total of 11 goals in only 4 games.
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Congratulations to the Annandale United Premier 99 for a fantastic weekend of soccer.
The Premier ladies were finalist of the 2013 Disney Junior Showcase playing in the top bracket

Congratulations to Coach Jay and the U-15 Annandale United (Arsenal) for winning the
SAC FALL COLUMBIA CLASSIC, the Arsenal scored 11 goals in only 4 games.

4 Annandale United FC Girls Players Invited to US Soccer Training Center.
The United States Soccer Federation invited the following Annandale United FC players to participate
in the U.S. Soccer Training Center in Leesburg, VA on November 18th:
Amy Thompson, Renee Kohler, Alyson Broecker and Maria Pareja.

Congratulations to Coach Jay Margulis and the Annandale United 98G ( Arsenal) for winning
WAGS U-15 Division 1 with an impressive undefeated season with 32 goals for and only 7 against.

Congratulations to Coach Bo Amato and the U-18 Annandale United FC Hawks for winning the 2013 VA State Cup. Bo was able to take his 3 teams to the State Cup final in Richmond this year. His U-16's lost in the semis but the U-17 and U-18 Boys advanced to the finals. The teams displayed some great soccer all weekend with some fantastic plays and great talent.

Congratulations to Coach Marcelo and the U-13 FC Sterling FC Elite Fusion
for Winning the 2013 Virginia President's Cup Championship.
They will represent Virginia at the President's Cup Regionals in May 2014.

Congratulations to The U15 Annandale United FC and to Coaches Ann Germain
and Gus Donolo for an incredible weekend in the Disney Showcase Qualifier.
The U-15G were finalist at Disney and are now automatically qualified
for the 2013 Disney Showcase played at the end of the year.

Congratulations to the U-15 Arsenal Girls for Winning the
2013 FC DELCO TOURNAMENT over Memorial Day Weekend

Congratulations to ABGC U-13G Premier 99 for winning the 2013 VA State Cup

Congratulations to the Premier 99 girls for advancing to the final 4 by beating Loudoun 2-0
State Cup Semis and Finals are May 18th and 19th at Ukrop Park in Richmond, VA.
The objective of the Premier 99 is to advance to the Regional Championships
to be held in Rhode Island June 27th to July 2nd

Congratulations to the Annandale Premier 99 girls for winning the 2013 PDA Spring Kickoff on the top bracket. The Premier started the weekend by playing PDA's ECNL U-13G and came out with a 1-0 win and later tied the second game of the day against FSA NAVY (CT). Sunday they beat the Scorpions ECNL U-13G 3-0 and won in the finals against the NJ Stallions (FORMERLY NJ CRUSH FC) (NJ)

Congratulations to Coach Gus and Premier 99 girls for winning the 2013 Jefferson Cup finals with a 2-0 victory against PDA Gunners Blue from New Jersey.
The Premier 99 had only a single goal against all weekend.

Congratulations to the ABGC Premier 99 Girls. The team just played the 2013 Manhattan Kickoff Classic with amazing results, playing World Class FC (New York East ) falling 1-2 in the last 4 minutes of the game, then turning around and beating YMS (Yardley) 2-0 and then pulled off an amazing 3-0 win against the # 2 team in the nation NJ STALLIONS STAMPEDE (FORMERLY NJ CRUSH FC)

U12 STER Elite Black, coached by Caco Buono won the Dulles National Tournament championship. This is their 2nd tournament win in a row.
Congratulations Boys, what a great way to kick off the new season.

Congratulations to Coach Marcelo for winning
the OBGC 2012 Tournament with his Sterling FC U-12 G team

On Memorial Day........Let Freedom Ring!!!!
The Herndon Freedom U-14 Girls Soccer team completed an a"MAY"zing month, proving April Hard Work Brings May Success. The Freedom capped off their incredible May by winning the prestigious FC Delco Tournament in Downingtown, PA . Four weeks ago the Freedom travelled north of the border to beat the Maryland State Cup Champion, MSC, to win 1st place in the Region 1 premier league south division. (A division that included State Champions from PA, NY, NJ, and MD). That win catapulted the Freedom into the Region one Premier Tournament, one week later, in which they defeated the CT State Champs, Oakwood, to win the competition. They followed up that victory the following weekend and defended their State Cup title with two wins including an overtime victory against a tough PWSI team. With the month of May running out of time, the Freedom travelled into PA and battled for 5 games over 3 days to notch another championship beating several quality opponents, including top ECNL teams. Stellar GoalKeeping by Olivia Camera helped the battle weary Freedom to another victory. Coach Gus Donolo was nearly at a loss for words, he just kept repeating "These girls are special, they work so hard and deserve to enjoy their success." This summer the Freedom will look to continue their success at the Region One Championships in Lancaster, PA against the latest round of State Champs.

Herndon Freedom U-14 Girls make an impressive run in the Region Premier League. Full Youth 1 article Click here
The U-14 Herndon Freedom, 2011 Virginia State Champions, took up the challenge of joining the ultra competitive Region 1 premier league this winter. The schedule, at that time, included 5 of the top 10 teams in Region 1, as well as the #1 and #2 rated teams in the Country according to Got Soccer. Back in early March, the Freedom lost their opening game, but have not looked back since. They finished as the number one team in the Region 1 Premier League South Division, with a 6-1 record. They scored the most goals (21), gave up the fewest goals (4) and had the greatest goal differential (+17) against the toughest competition in the entire region. The Freedom displayed their depth and total team effort as 13 different girls scored a goal during Region 1 play. This past weekend they advanced to the Championships and played on the beautiful fields of Kirkwood Soccer Club in Delaware. They played a strong Massapequa (NY) team in the semifinals and pulled away for a 3-1 win. In the finals they faced the number one team from the North Division, Oakwood (CT), which was undefeated in Region One play. The two competitive teams battled all morning and it was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation. Each team had chances in the two overtime periods, but failed to score. The Herndon Freedom was able to outlast Oakwood in a penalty kick shootout (4-3) to win the Championship and advance to the next phase of the National Championships to be held this summer in Hershey, PA. Coach Gus Donolo said, "This was a total team effort, the players, the coaches, and the parents all played a role in helping the Herndon Freedom win such a prestigious event. The competition was intense and I am so proud of the effort and commitment of my players. They deserved to win.


Congratulation to the Herndon Freedom for winning Region 1 south, making to the finals this coming weekend at Kirkwood, DE and also for making it to the Final 4 in the VA State Cup witch will be played in VA beach the weekend of May 19 and 20th.


Herndon Heat U-14G gets to meet Mr. Figueredo, a head figure in soccer worldwide. Mr Eugenio Figueredo brought here by invitation of Nick Arzani (Technical Director of Herndon Youth Soccer Association) has for many years been the Vice-President of the Conmebol, The South American Football Confederation but also is the actual  President of the AUF (Uruguayan Soccer Association) from 1997 till 2006. He was the Organizer of many Copas de America (American Cups) such as the Copa América de 1995 (Uruguay),  1997 (Bolivia), 1999 (Paraguay), 2004 (Peru), 2007 (Venezuela), and finally 2011 (Argentina). The Cup of America held in Argentina 2011 displayed a high level of assembly, with massive attendance of international journalists and hundred of thousands of foreign fans.  The Copa America has developed in a colossal way, and this event stood out for its excellence in quality of organization which continues to evolve every year.
Also, Mr Figueredo is a member of various Commissions within the organization of different World Cups, including the World Cup 1994, which was held within 9 cities of the USA. Eugenio iscurrently the Vice-President of the Conmebol, and  actual President of the Futsal and Beach Soccer Federation. The aim is to  try to expand with his help the promotion of futsal in the area, and hopefully with the intention of organizing an international event here. 

Congratulations to the Herndon Freedom U-14G this Saturday for beating the NJ Crush FC Dynamite ranked #1 in the nation 4-1 and NJSA 04 BLAST ranked # 4 in the nation 3-1 for their Region 1 Premier league games.

Congratulations to the HEAT U-15 G and Coach Gus, finalist of the 2012 Jefferson Cup

Congratulations to the HEAT U-14G coached by Marcelo Iarussi for winning the 2012  PWSI Tournament in the top bracket.

Congratulations to the U-15G VSA-HEAT 2011 State Cup Champions,
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Congratulations to the Sterling FC Elite Black U-11 Boys and Coach Caco, Finalist of the 2012 Liberty Cup.

The Sterling FC Elite 96 boys, coached by Dave Macmillan and STBW, were finalist in the Predator Division of the Annandale Premier Cup.  The team was undefeated, shutting out three nationally ranked teams before losing in the finals 1-0 on a PK.

Congratulations to the Reston FC 2011 Kirkwood Champions, coached by Totan Roy

Congratulations to Coach Thiago and VSA HEAT U-13G for winning  the CASL tournament

Congratulations to the U-15G HEAT 2011 WAGS FINALIST coached by Gus Donolo,
now ranked 3rd in the nation by GOTSOCCER.COM

Congratulations to Coach Gus, Totan and Chuck, HYS FREEDOM is ranked # 1 in the nation, # 1 in the Region and # 1 in VA by GOTSOCCER.COM

Congratulations to Coach Gus and the U-13G Freedom for winning the 2011 VA State Cup

Congratulations to GUS and the VSA HEAT U-14 Girls  
for winning the 2011 Jefferson Cup

The ASC Freedom, coached by Gus Donolo and Totan Roy won the U13 Championship 
of the 2011 Jefferson Cup Tournament on March 19/20 at Bryan Park in Richmond, VA.

Congratulations to the Ashburn Premier 99 for winning
the 2011 Arlington Tournament (top bracket)

Congratulations to the Freedom U13 Girls for winning
the 2011 Arlington Tournament (top bracket)

Congratulations to the VSA HEAT U-14 Girls coached by Gus for winning the
2011 President’s Day Cup and Showcase tournament against the 2010 State Cup finalist
and scoring 20 goals in 4 games with no goals against!!

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