Pro team try out is a success

The Dayton Dutch Lions FC held their second tryout for their men’s USL Pro for the 2013 season on Saturday, February 2, 2013.  Late Friday, snowy weather threatened to force a cancellation of tryouts since the turf field of the Miami Valley School was covered in snow.  With a little luck and some late day scrambling, the Dutch Lions’ staff were able to find a suitable indoor venue at Hara Arena.  Coaches contacted all registered players and in spite of snow-covered roads and frigid temperatures, 65 registered players from places such as Brazil, Germany, France and all over the U.S. arrived to showcase their talents in hopes for a spot on the 2013 roster.

The day started off with a presentation by Coach Patrick Bal and was followed by a series of several short games. The players then enjoyed delicious deli sandwiches and salads sponsored and provided by W. G. Grinder’s located at Town and Country Shopping Center in Kettering, OH.

The Dutch Lions will be holding a third and final tryout for their men’s teams on March 2, 2013 at Athletes in Action Sports Complex in Xenia, OH.  For more information, please contact Patrick Bal at 937-760-7128 or at

The Dayton Dutch Lions FC is a professional soccer team that is affiliated with the United Soccer League (USL).
The team established its presence in Dayton, Ohio in 2009, and fielded teams in 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons.  In 2012, they competed in the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup after defeating the Columbus Crew 2-0 at Crew Stadium.

The 2013 home season opener is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Miami Valley Stadium at Beavercreek High School. 

For more information and to purchase tickets for the home opener or the entire 2013 season, please visit

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    DDL Soccer Complex

    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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