CDLFC vs WV Chaos Recap

CDLFC vs WV Chaos Recap

Cincinnati – The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (5-3-1) welcomed the West Virginia Chaos (4-3-1) to Xavier University Thursday evening. Cincinnati sat in second place in the South Atlantic Division of the Premier Development League and WV Chaos sat in third, having played one game less. Cincinnati came out on top of this matchup outscoring West Virginia 3-0.

Cincinnati struck quickly in the first minute when Oriol Cortes intercepted a missed pass by the West Virginia back line. A through ball from Cortes found Jacob Meyer on the left who quickly crossed the ball. Alejandro Garcia ran onto the ball on the right and put it in the back of the net.

Again in the forty-first minute a missed pass by West Virginia set up an opportunity for the Lions. The ball rolled to Garcia who swung the ball in right to left across the eighteen of the Chaos. Cincinnati’s Cortes was waiting on the left and fired the ball into the right back corner of the net.

In the forty-fourth minute Cincinnati crossed in front of the Chaos goal. Garcia headed the ball, but Sean Teepen dove right for the save, keeping his team in the game.

The teams headed into the locker room at the half with the score; Cincinnati Dutch Lions 2, West Virginia Chaos 0.

Cincinnati began the second half strong as Garcia carried the ball down the right in the forty-ninth minute, crossing the ball to an oncoming Kyle Smith. Smith rocketed it into the back of the net.

The Chaos continued pressing and a collision in the Lion’s box gave them a chance in the fifty-third minute. Dion Peters stepped up to take the penalty kick and shot hard, but Cincinnati’s keeper, Dane Wilson dove left and blocked the shot for the save.

The Lion’s had two chances in front of the Chaos’ goal in the seventy-third minute, but Teepen saved both. Again, in the seventy-seventh minute the Lion’s Garcia used his footwork to break free in front of the goal, but the crossbar saved the Chaos from another goal.

The final whistle blew and Cincinnati had earned another win at home, having beaten West Virginia 3-0.

Assistant Coach Bruno Lopes had these comments about the game. “I really liked the organization of the team. I think scoring the goal in the first minute, gave us the advantage. We were not forced to take risks, but they were forced to, so we played a lot more possession. We were very organized and I liked that we found the gaps at the top. Everybody worked well with each other and I think that was the point of today.”

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (6-3-1) play again on Friday, July 3rd at DOC Stadium in West Carrolton where they will take on the Southern WV King’s Warriors (3-2-3) at 7:30pm. Cincinnati travels to play the Charlotte Eagles (6-0-2) on Thursday, July 9th at 7pm at the Queens Sports Complex.

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