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Dutch Lions Look For Turnaround, Host Bucks

06/03/2015, 2:30pm EDT
By USL PDL

After winless start to the season, Cincinnati faces defending champions

Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC News Release - www.cdlfc.com

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC will be looking to shake off a slow start to its season tonight against the defending PDL champs, the Michigan Bucks. After starting the season with a 0-1-2 record, the Lions will be looking to change their season around.

Last weekend the Dutch Lions lost 2-0 against the West Virginia Chaos in Charleston, W.Va. Against a tough Chaos team, the Dutch Lions had a difficult time controlling possession, and made a few errors, which cost the team points. The Dutch Lions did have their chances with strikes by Oriol Cortes, Chris Dupont and Kyle Smith just missing their marks.

The Bucks of the Great Lakes Division visit Cincinnati tonight in a cross-divisional match up. It will be a tough test for the Lions after the Bucks won the PDL last season with a very talented roster that included current 2015 MLS SuperDraft selections Zach Steinberger and Dzenan Catic. The side includes a number of holdovers from last year's squad, including forward David Goldsmith. 

For assistant coach Scott Cagle, the matchup tonight against the Bucks will be a great test for the rest of the season.

“It’s going to be a tough game," Cagle said. "Michigan is in first place in their conference. Tonight we have to get back to our winning ways. We’ve been playing well, but haven’t been able to get on the win sheet. We’ve had a good week of practice, so hopefully tonight we come out with a strong performance and get the victory.”

The Xavier University Soccer Complex can be found at 3800 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Single game tickets are available at the gate for $10. Kids under 12 cost $5. Season passes are available for $40.

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