Dayton Dutch Lions FC Looking To Continue Home Success
Dayton, OH – July 8, 2015 –The Dayton Dutch Lions FC play their second straight game at DOC Stadium in hopes to continue their home win streak. Following victories over the Toronto FC Academy and Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors, the Lions look to push their home win streak to three games.
In their last game, the Lions out hustled the King’s Warriors to secure a 2-1 victory. Goals from Ettienne Esajas and Anthony Moore made the difference in a continued second half surge for the Dayton. In a game of counter attacks, Dayton was able to absorb any threats from SWV before countering back out in attack.
For Thursday’s game, the Lions face the Pittsburgh Riverhounds U-23 team. In the two clubs previous meetings, Pittsburgh was able to win 2-1. The Riverhounds are coached by John Rife, who made his way to Pittsburgh following a 10-year playing career. During his time as a defender, Rife received the USL Division Two Defender of the Year award.
For Dutch Lions Head Coach Patrick Bal, he believes his team is in much better condition to compete now then when the two teams met earlier in the season.
“We changed our style of play a little. Since switching, we have been playing very well. We were very even and we were unlucky that it wasn’t 1-1 the first time we met. For me, if we can continue playing how we did in our two victories, and even though they were losses, how we played against K-W United and FC London. I want to see the difference in the tempo and rhythm in our game. During the first matchup we played sluggish, and it showed on the pitch. We have a different momentum in this team right now and I am excited to see how we fare against a very good Pittsburgh team.”
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.