DDL FC opens April 20 at home against Pittsburgh

DDL FC opens April 20 at home against Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Play Columbus Crew Reserve team twice during 2013 season as League games

 

TAMPA, Fla. – USL PRO announced its 2013 regular season format and schedule today, with each of its 13 clubs playing a 26-game schedule as the league embarks on a groundbreaking partnership with MLS that features interleague games vs. MLS Reserve teams. The Dayton Dutch Lions FC start the 2013 season with a home game April 20 against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. They then travel to Florida to play newcomer VSI Tampa Bay FC and 2012 regular season champions Orlando Lions.

 

Mike Mossel, the President of the club commented on the 2013 schedule: “I believe we have a well balanced schedule this year. I am especially excited to play our season opener in the April 20 weekend when we also host the first Dutch Lions Cup tournament. The game is a great addition to the weekend for our academy players, parents, fans but also visiting teams to meet the new team and see quality soccer. I am also happy we play the Columbus Crew Reserve team twice counting as League games. It’s great for our fans and it’s always special to play our local partner”.

 

Two new teams have been added to USL PRO in 2013, with the Phoenix FC Wolves and VSI Tampa Bay FC joining the 11 returning teams from 2012.

 

2013 USL PRO Table

Antigua Barracuda FC

Charleston Battery

Charlotte Eagles

Dayton Dutch Lions

Harrisburg City Islanders

Los Angeles Blues

Orlando City Lions

Phoenix FC Wolves

Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Richmond Kickers

Rochester Rhinos

VSI Tampa Bay FC

Wilmington Hammerheads

 

The 2013 USL PRO Playoffs will include the top eight finishers in the table, with the quarterfinals (No. 1 vs. No. 8, No. 2 vs. No. 7, etc.) set for the weekend of August 23-25. The semifinals featuring the four remaining teams will be played the following weekend, with the 2013 USL PRO Championship set for the weekend of September 6-8. All playoff rounds feature a single-game knockout format and teams will not be re-seeded following each round.

 

The final weekend of the regular season is set for Friday-Sunday August 16-18, with 12 of 13 teams in action as the race for playoff spots winds down.

 

Thanks to the new partnership with MLS, each of the 13 USL PRO teams will compete in two inter-league games against MLS Reserve League opponents.  For DDL FC that’s neighbor club the Columbus Crew. All USL PRO teams have been paired with a single MLS team to play a home and home series, besides Antigua who plays both games on the road.  All inter-league games will count in both the official USL PRO and MLS Reserve League standings.

 

All USL PRO games, as well as all USL PRO vs. MLS Reserve interleague games played at USL PRO venues from the 2013 season will be available live online through USLnation.com. USLnation.com’s mobile technology also allows fans the ability to follow USL PRO from anywhere.

 

The schedule for the Dayton Dutch Lions FC for the 2013 season:

 

Day Date Time Home Away
Saturday 20-apr DLL Pittsburgh
Friday 26-apr Tampa DDL
Saturday 27-apr Orlando DDL
Saturday 03-mei DDL Charleston
Saturday 11-mei DDL Phoenix
Saturday 18-mei Pittsburgh DDL
Sunday 26-mei DDL Antiqua
Sunday 02-jun DDL LA Blues
Saturday 08-jun DDL Columbus Crew
Sunday 16-jun DDL Tampa
Friday 21-jun Phoenix DDL
Sunday 23-jun LA Blues DDL
Friday 28 june DDL Charlotte
Thursday 04-jul DDL Rochester
Saturday 06-jul DDL Richmond
Saturday 13-jul Columbus Crew DDL
Sunday 14-jul DDL Orlando
Friday 19-jul Charleston DDL
Saturday 20-jul Charlotte DDL
Wednesday 24-jul Harrisburg DDL
Friday 26-jul DDL Antiqua
Friday 02-aug Rochester DDL
Sunday aug-04 DDL Wilmington
Friday 09-aug Wilmington DDL
Saturday 10-aug Richmond DDL
Saturday 17-aug DDL Harrisburg


Season and game tickets are for sale on our website, in case you purchase a season ticket before January 31 you will receive the new Dayton Dutch Lions FC 2013 game jersey for free!

 

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