DDL FC to 3rd round US Open Cup, beat Chicago Fire PDL 2-1

Daniel Holowaty scoring game winner in last minute of the game.


Dayton, May 22, 2012


After a long road trip over the weekend, the Dayton Dutch Lions FC headed up to Chicago to face the Chicago Fire PDL team in the second round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.  It was the third game in five days for the Lions on the road. After a slow start, Eli Garner scored off a beautiful cross from Shane Smith to go up 1-0.   In the second half, the Fire refused to let up and put the pressure to the Dutch Lions.  With two minutes remaining in regulation, the Chicago Fire tied up the game.  Brendan King found the equalizer, hitting a first-time volley to the top right corner off a Bryan Ciesulka corner kick. However, despite being beat before in stoppage time, the Dutch Lions finally won a well fought game. With 30 seconds left in stoppage time, Michael McNamara delivered a corner kick, resulting in a scrimmage in front of the Fire net, when Daniel Holowaty connected giving the Dutch Lions FC their first win of the season.


Coach Ivar Van Dinteren stated it was a tough game for the Dutch Lions, with this being their third game in five days.  However, “we fought hard, but got the win we were due. Now we need to built on and hopefully this is the start of more wins to come”.




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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.


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