Dayton Dutch Lions FC


Reminder to all that we are on “HOLIDAY BREAK” for the next three weeks from training.  Please enjoy time with family and friends, be safe and have a blessed holiday season. We, here at the Dutch Lions, wish you the very best as the year comes to a close.  We thank you for all of […]

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The Dayton Dutch Lions FC have partnered with “Squad Locker” to present our gear online.  We plan on updating our offerings every 60-90 days to keep our spirit wear fresh and fun. Here is the order link to our store DDL ONLINE STORE    

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Tampa, Fla. –  The Premier Development League (PDL) has announced their conference and division alignments for the 2018 season.  The Dayton Dutch Lions FC will be competing for a third straight year in the very competitive Great Lakes Division. General Manager Ric Campbell shared, “Nothing new for us regarding our placement, but we were surprised to […]


DAYTON, OH. – The Dayton Dutch Lions FC have appointed Dan Griest to serve as head coach for the 2018 Premier Development League season. Griest, who also serves as a head coach with the Ohio Celtic Alliance youth soccer, will join the club immediately. “I am excited to announce Dan Griest as our new Head […]

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SPAIN Dream Update

As we shared earlier, our boys U10 player Oliver, is spending 10 days training and playing games at the Barcelona Futbol Club.  We are so happy and proud of him.  With permission from the family, here is an update and some pictures.  You can see more on our facebook site. Day 1 – Players trained […]

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2017 PDL and WPSL Season Photos

The Dayton Dutch Lions would like to thank our amazing photographer, Curt Cosenza! Curt flawlessly captures the action of both our men’s PDL and women’s WPSL games. The perfect timing of his shots provide us with amazing material to post on our website and social media. Below are the links to his 2017 Dayton Dutch Lions […]


The Dayton Dutch Lions FC congratulate U17 Boys Senior Academy player, Lucas Hudson-Groves, in being the latest DDL player heading overseas.  Lucas will be spending at least the next 12 months in the academy of Basingstoke FC in Basingstoke, UK, which is in Hampshire, about an hour west of London. He has agreed for the […]

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The Dayton Dutch Lions are proud to announce that Michael Yantz and Amass Amankona have been named to the PDL’s 2017 All-Central Conference Team. The Central Conference’s best Starting XI were voted on by the members of the conference. The Lions joined playoff qualifiers, Michigan Bucks, Thunder Bay Chill, and Des Moines Menace with two […]

First Step In Making Dream Come True

The Dutch Lions would like to congratulate DDL Academy player, Oliver Tucker, who has been selected to join the Barcelona All-Star Squad. Oli will travel to Barcelona in early September to train at the FC Barcelona Headquarters, play matches against Spanish youth academy teams, and watch two La Liga matches from reserved seats at Camp […]

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Fun Time at Camp

This week, the Dayton Dutch Lions are finishing a fun summer full of soccer camps. DDL would like to thank all of the players who came out and trained with us throughout the summer. We consider it a privilege to have been chosen to help so many of the youth in the Miami Valley area […]

Amankona on Pro Trial

  The Dayton Dutch Lions are pleased to have another player reaching to make the next level as we continue to be a “Gateway to Professional Soccer”. Dayton Dutch Lion, Amass Amankona, who played 12 matches for the club this summer, just finished his PDL season with the OKC Energy’s U23 team.  He was listed […]

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Game Day Preview: DDL vs WV Chaos

Tonight, our Men’s team concludes their 2017 PDL campaign with a home match against the West Virginia Chaos. Coming into this game on a three game winning streak, West Virginia was able to jump DDL in the standings, and secure a third place finish in the Great Lakes division with a win over the Cincinnati […]

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Game Day Preview

On Monday, July 10th, the Dayton Dutch Lions Men’s PDL team plays their second to last home game of the season. It will be Part 3 of the matchup between Ohio’s two Dutch Lions teams, as the Cincinnati Dutch Lions return to DOC Stadium. Both teams have hosted a game, leaving one final matchup to […]

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(West Carrollton, OH 7/9/17) With great sadness we were informed by the soccer club ADO Den Haag today that Sylvia Nooij, former player of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Women’s team in 2014, died yesterday at the age of 32. She was only part of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC team for one season, but […]

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(West Carrollton, OH 7/8/17)  The WPSL Dayton Dutch Lions (2-5-1) finished the season with a 7-1 loss to the Fire & Ice SC (6-0-0).  The win clinched the Valley division crown and the playoff birth that goes with it for the visitors.  Similar to last year for the Lions, Fire & Ice put their stamp […]

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On Saturday July 8th, The Dayton Dutch Lions FC (2-4-1) will host league leading Fire and Ice SC (5-0-0) in the final game of the 2017 season.  Fire and Ice SC will come to DOC Stadium looking to protect their undefeated record and stay atop of the Valley Division standings.   The Dutch Lions currently sit […]

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WPSL Game Day Preview: DDL @ FC Pride

The Dayton Dutch Lady Lions (2-4-0) return to action today, Friday, June 30th at 7pm.  The Dutch Lions currently sit in third place in the Valley division of the WPSL.  Friday’s opponent will be FC Pride who play their home games at Lawrence Soccer Complex near Indianapolis.  FC Pride (1-2-0) is coming off a 4-2 […]

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Dutch Lions vs Michigan Bucks: Part 3

Tonight, the Dayton Dutch Lions FC are on the road to face the Michigan Bucks. This is the third and final meeting between two clubs, and the only time that DDL will play the Bucks in Michigan. The two clubs have been evenly matched over the past two seasons, which has provided some exciting and […]

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(Jeffersonville, IN 6/17/17)  The Dayton Dutch Lions FC (4-4-0) bounced back in wonderful fashion with a 1-0 road win.  Cameron Philpott (SC Upstate/New Zealand) provided the winning touch with a superb one-time volley off a cross from Alex Amankwaah (Univ. of Dayton/Ghana).  The victory provided a sweep of the host, Derby City Rovers (1-4-1), as […]

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The Dayton Dutch Lions FC will offer a five week summer training program for youth players. The program is open to everyone between the ages of 7 and 16 years old.  You can register for as many weeks as you want to attend. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Players will be placed in a age and […]

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