Dayton Dutch Lions FC Returns Home Following Canada Trip
Dayton, OH – June 30, 2015 –The Dayton Dutch Lions FC returns home to DOC Stadium following two tough defeats on the road. The Lions lost two close games both by a 1-0 score line against FC London and K-W United FC. After nine games the Lions sit in fifth place with five points. With a handful of games remaining the Lions will look to finish strong.
Coming to Dayton to face the Lions is the Southern West Virginia Kings Warriors. A member of the South Atlantic Division of the PDL, the Kings Warriors are in the same conference as the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC. Southern West Virginia is under the guidance of first year head coach John Miglarese. Miglarese has previously spent time as a first team coach for the Warriors, while also serving as head coach for King University in Tennessee.
The Lions will be looking to get back on a winning track after a great home win over the Toronto FC Academy two weeks ago. A strong team performance allowed Dayton to control game play from start to finish. For head coach Patrick Bal, he believes that his team has made a turn for better days, even after two hard fought games in Canada.
“You can see the guys are getting fitter, they are getting to know each other and they are more mature. In the beginning we didn’t do what we needed to win games. We are making steps now in the right direction. We need to get up early like we did against Toronto FC, because then it puts the pressure on the other team to take risks, then we can counter attack in return. If we can start how we did against K-W United, with a strong team performance, we will be in good shape this week.”
Kickoff will be at 7:30 PM at DOC Stadium in West Carrollton, Ohio. DOC Stadium can be found at 5833 Student Street, Dayton, Ohio 45449. Tickets are available at the gate for $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids under 12 years of age.