DDL FC draws Chicago Fire PDL in US Open Cup

DDL FC facing old rival in second round


The Dayton Dutch Lions FC are facing Chicago Fire in the second round of the US Open Cup. The game will be played at Toyota Park practice fields next to the stadium. The game is at 6pm CT.


The Chicago Fire PDL team beat the Croatian Eagles (USASA) in the first round with a 1-0 score. The team consists of a lot of young talents and is playing in the PDL League. The DDL FC played in the same League in it’s inaugural year in 2010, beating them both at home and away. The Lions will be coming home from a two game weekend trip playing undefeated Rochester Rhinos (May 18) and Harrisburg City Islanders (May 19) returning the 20th to travel to Chicago 2 days later.


President Mike Mossel had the following to say on the game: “it is very unfortunate that we for the third year on a row we have to play away again. It would be nice to have a US Open Cup game for our home fans but I guess you need to deserve it as well so we need to win games. The Chicago Fire has always been a talented team and I am expecting the same this time. We will have to show them we play a Division higher and that we come for one thing and that is to win and play the third round at home. ”


In case the Lions win they will play the 3rd round at home. The schedule for the UOpen Cup is:

2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule (Per Round)
May 15: First Round
May 22: Second Round
May 29: Third Round
June 5: Fourth Round
June 26: Quarterfinals
July 10: Semifinals
Aug. 7 or 8: Final


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    All practices and games of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Men’s team (USL PDL) and Women’s team (USL W-League) will be at the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Soccer Complex in West Carrollton. The stadium seats 3500 people. In 2014 the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and Dayton Outpatient Center (DOC) installed an new artificial turf field in the stadium. DOC Stadium was opened in May 2014 when former 2x “FIFA Best Player in the World” Ruud Gullit kicked off the game against LA Galaxy II in the USL PRO League.


    The address is: 5833 Student St., West Carrollton, Ohio, 45449

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