The Dayton Dutch Lions FC, participating in the Premier Development League, announce their 2016 match schedule. The Lions competing at the highest level of amateur soccer in North America will open the season at home on Saturday, May 21 at DOC Stadium in West Carrollton, Ohio.
The 14 game schedule is highlighted by home and away matches with the past two PDL champions, K-W United FC from Ontario, Canada and the Michigan Bucks. The Lions will renew their rivalry with nearby Cincinnati Dutch Lions as well as welcome league newcomers, Kokomo Mantis FC.
Prices for single-match tickets are $5 for youth and $8 for adult, with opportunities for “Orange Family Four” single ticket purchase that includes admission and meal for 2 adults and 2 youth.
Season Ticket memberships are available for $65 and offer full season members the lowest pricing, game day meal and admission to all DDL men’s and women’s season matches. In addition, they will receive exclusive special events and other privileges announced throughout the season.
This will be the Lions third season in the PDL which has a history dating back more than two decades. The PDL has provided a major development platform for future professional players. The league has helped top-players rise to the professional ranks. Among the PDL’s alumni are U.S. Men’s National Team members Brad Guzan, DeAndre Yedlin, Gyasi Zardes and Geoff Cameron. More than 200 PDL alumni competed in the 2015 Major League Soccer season and seventy percent of the players drafted in the MLS SuperDraft over the past seven years are PDL alumni.
DDL Head Coach Sid van Druenen shares, “I am excited for our upcoming season as the PDL is a perfect fit for the pathway we provide our players who want to play professionally. We develop our players, starting at the junior level and continuing through our youth academy, to have the skills to compete and the desire to want to play with our PDL team.”
For a full 2016 match schedule and ticket information please click here.