Dayton Men in Great Lakes Division

The PDL has unveiled its 2015 alignment and playoff format, with the 65-team league set to kick off its 26th season in early May. With 58 of the league’s alumni selected in the recent MLS SuperDraft, another summer of top-quality action will see teams from across North America compete for the PDL Championship in the first weekend of August.

Besides the Dayton Dutch Lions other new teams announced for the 2015 PDL season include Burlingame Dragons FC, Calgary Foothills FC, the Charlotte Eagles, the FC Miami City Champions, the Lehigh Valley United Sonic, New York, Palm Beach Suns F.C., and Toronto.

In addition to the league’s new teams, a trio of teams have undergone name changes for the new season, led by the Derby City Rovers (formerly River City Rovers), Golden State Misioneros FC (LA Misioneros FC) and the Springfield Synergy (Springfield Demize).

PDL clubs will again play 14-game schedules in 2015, seven home and seven away. The league’s complete 2015 regular-season schedule will be released in the coming days.

2015 PDL Alignment

The PDL will feature 65 teams in four geographic conferences and 10 divisions, as the Eastern and Western conferences feature three divisions while the Southern and Central conferences contain two divisions each.

Several divisional alignment shifts have seen the Westchester Flames move to the Mid Atlantic Division, the Derby City Rovers to the Great Lakes Division, and the Chicago Fire U-23 to the Heartland Division.

A total of 23 teams will advance to the postseason, with the league’s Conference Championship weekend set for July 24-26. Seven teams will advance from the Eastern and Western Conferences, while five teams will advance from the Central Conference, and four from the Southern Conference.

YouTube Live will once again serve as the official video platform for the PDL in 2015. Live games from throughout the league as well as team highlights and weekly league videos will provide fans a front-row seat during the season.

The top U23 men’s league in North America, the PDL is the destination league for college-aged players to continue their development toward the professional ranks with clubs from across North America not only competing for a championship each summer, but also providing the opportunity for top-level competition for the best players in the college ranks. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world.

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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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