Second win in a row for the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC

Cincinnati, OH, June 15 2014 – Cincinnati, OH….. The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (3-0-3) traveled to play the Carolina Dynamo (3-2-1). The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC come into tonight’s game undefeated and sitting in second place in the South Atlantic Division of the United Soccer Leagues Player Development League.  Tonight the Lions would add points to an already stellar season with a 2-0 win over the Dynamo.

 

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC and the Carolina Dynamo began the first half cautiously. The Lions started slowly, but after about the first seven minutes they found their rhythm and began to control the game with passing and possession.  Both teams had moments where they challenged the other and were extremely dangerous, but the half ended scoreless.

 

The second half saw both teams come out with energy looking for that elusive goal. The Dynamo would have three chances in the first ten minutes, but it would be the Lions that would score in the fifty fifth minute on a counter attack. Cincinnati Dutch Lions Coach Terry Nicholls described the first goal. “Jordan Grant would find Jeff McClure who would hold it for Chris Harmon. Breaking free at the thirty, Cincinnati’s Harmon would take it to the eighteen and slot it past Carolina’s oncoming keeper.”  The second goal for Cincinnati would come in the eighty sixth minute when “Grant broke in and went through three tackles including the keeper to put the ball over the line.” stated Coach Nicholls. The Lions would then substitute in fresh legs to keep the energy up and to finish off the game.

 
“It was a terrific game, well fought” commented Cincinnati Dutch Lions Coach Terry Nicholls. “We went back to a 4-4-2 and we found success within the second half of the game. We looked solid at the back. Our goalkeeper, when called upon, looked immaculate.   We started fresh in the second half and we looked pretty lively. We talked about holding and challenging through the middle of the field. That is what created the first goal.  We gave way too many free kicks away and they just loaded balls into our penalty area. We counter attacked quite well and we looked threatening on the counter. That led to our second goal, not the most beautiful goal, but it was in a sense because it took huge pressure off us. It was a good result and very well earned”.

 

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions will (4-0-3) host the West Virginia Chaos (4-2-1) at Xavier University Soccer Complex on Friday, June 27th at 7pm. They welcome the SC United Bantams (1-3-2) to the Xavier University Soccer Complex on Sunday, June 29th at 7pm. For tickets and information go to www.cincinnatidutchlionsfc.com

 

 

Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC-Carolina Dynamos 2-0

 

55’   Harmon   1-0

86’   Grant        2-0

 

 

 

Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC: Osswald, Gumbert, Stovall, Halfhill, DeSalvatore, Smith, DuPont (Petrick), Grant, Harmon (Pierce), van Zaanen (Grothaus), McClure (Walker)

 

Carolina Dynamo:  Palmer, Jones, Fink, Gueguen, Yearwood (Salazar), Zarges (Francois), George (October) Wannemuehler, Bronicu (Junai), Norton (Marshall), Nyepon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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