CDL FC beaten on the road by the West Virginia Chaos (2-1)

Cincinnati, OH, July 13 – The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (6-2-3) traveled to play the West Virginia Chaos (6-3-3) yesterday evening. The Lions were looking for points to secure first place, but the West Virginia Chaos had other ideas and would hold off a late run by the Lions to win the game and put themselves back into first place, pushing the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC back into second in the South Atlantic Division of the USL Premier Development League. This has been a tough series with the Cincinnati Dutch Lions winning one and the West Virginia Chaos taking two. This result could come into play in determining first place in the division, if the two teams finish tied in points when their regular season comes to an end.


The statistics show a very even first half performance for the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC and the West Virginia Chaos. The difference would be one goal by the Chaos in the thirty second minute when Dion Peters would receive a pass from Jake Szabo off a diagonal run, Peters would push a quick shot past Cincinnati keeper Eric Osswald putting West Virginia up by one. This would be the only goal in the first half.


The second half statistics would show the Lions out shot their opponent eighteen to eight causing the Chaos goalie to come up with eight saves. Despite this, the score sheet would show a contradictory end result for Cincinnati. In the fifty fifth minute, the Lions thought they had the equalizer as Chris Harmon beat the Chaos goalie Sean Teepen, but the flag went up and the goal was called back for offside. Cincinnati, pressing for a goal, would be caught offside five times in this half. Despite the pressure by the Lions, West Virginia would capitalize on a Cincinnati error near the Lions penalty area in the sixty first minute. Tyler Fabian would strip a Cincinnati centre back of the ball and quickly find Szabo on the right who would deposit the ball in the back of the Lions net to give the Chaos a two to nothing lead over the Lions. Cincinnati would pull within one when in stoppage time Tanner Petrick would get on the end of a Kyle Smith direct free kick to put the Lions on the board. The Dutch Lions would continue to pressure the Chaos defense for the remainder of the half but the West Virginia defense would hold until the final whistle and the game would end with a score Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC 1 and the West Virginia Chaos 2.


Cincinnati’s Coach Terry Nicholls was disappointed with the result. He and the team were hoping to get some rest and then were planning to re-focus their energies on their game tonight against the Carolina Dynamo.


The Cincinnati Dutch Lions (6-3-3) travel to play the Carolina Dynamo (5-5-1) tonight July 12th at 7pm at Macpherson Stadium.  They finish off their regular season in Louisville, KY against the River City Rovers (3-6-3) on Saturday, July 19th at 7:30pm.  For tickets and information go to



Stefan Beerens, Media Relations

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Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC-West Virginia Chaos 1-2


32’’   Peters, (Szabo)     0-1

61’’   Szabo   (Fabian)    0-2

85’   Petrick   (Smith)    1-2





Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC: Osswald, Harmon, Meyer (Walker), Pierce (Petrick), Smith, Causey (Gumbert), Desalvatore, Halfhill, Stovall, McClure, van Zaanen (Tanner)


West Virginia Chaos:  Teepen, Fabian (Noriega), McDonald (Arthur), Smee (Hintz), Stratford, Brent, Grable (Wilson), Gueye, Russell, Peters, Szabo (Osborne)

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