DDL FC to host 2013 FA Cup Winner Wigan Athletic in Piqua July 16!

After beating Manchester City in the 2013 FA Cup Final, Wigan is taking on Dayton Dutch Lions FC at Wertz Stadium in Piqua!

Dayton, July 10 2013 – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC have been delighting fans all season with exciting play that has translated into unprecedented success in USL PRO. Soccer enthusiasts in the Miami Valley will now have the opportunity to see the Dayton Dutch Lions FC test their skills against a European Champion: Dayton Dutch Lions FC will be hosting Wigan Athletic FC (current FA Cup Champions after beating powerhouse and 2012 English Premier Champions Manchester City in the CUP Final) in an international friendly on July 16 at 7.00pm at Wertz Stadium of Piqua High School 401 E. ASH STREET Piqua, OH 45356


Wigan was founded in 1932. The club has captured several championships in it’s 81-year history, but none more prestigious than the 2013 FA Cup. Wigan earned the trophy by beating Manchester City 1-0 in the championship game. The dramatic game-winning goal came off the foot of Ben Watson in injury time.


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The Dutch Lions FC are 7-3-5 in USL PRO League play this season and are poised to make the playoffs for the first time in club history. After playing the club’s opening game in 2010 against a team of former World Cup stars (Global United), this will be the first real exhibition against a team that is in their pre season for the English Championship.


President Mike Mossel commented on the game: “the game really fits in our goal as a professional club to bring top soccer to the Dayton region. Besides our own professional team that people can watch, it is games like this that give local soccer fans a chance to see  top level players (this time from the 2012-2013 English Premier League) live in action. I am sure it will be a fantastic atmosphere for both our players, staff and also our fans. I also want to thank Beswicks Sports for making this game possible. We like to bring these type of games to the community every year and hope the game against Wigan will be a great way to start this.”


Wigan will also bring the actual FA Cup to the game and if you are a soccer fan you don’t want to miss being there! Tickets are on sale now. The first 100 entries at the stadium will receive a free t-shirt. Make sure you will be there next Tuesday!

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    All practices and games of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Men’s team (USL PDL) and Women’s team (USL WPSL) 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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