CDLFC extends ownership group

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions is excited to announce that local businessmen Hans Philippo and Robert Rack have joined Mike Mossel and Dr. Suresh Gupta as owners of the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, LLC.

Hans Philippo (seen in the picture above), born in Lisse, the Netherlands is the new majority stakeholder in the club. Mr. Philippo is the owner and founder of, among other companies, one of the largest commercial roofing companies in the country, Holland Roofing Inc. as well as Lisse Steakhuis, a steak restaurant located in Covington KY.

“I came to the USA 40 years ago, and was hoping to see soccer all around me, just like I did while growing up in the Netherlands, but I quickly realized that that wasn’t the case”, said new majority owner Hans Philippo, “Times are different now and I felt it was time for me to get involved in soccer again and I am very excited for what is to come.”

Joining Mr. Philippo is Bob Rack, a Business Administration graduate from the University of Cincinnati, with a MBA in Finance from Xavier University. Mr. Rack is a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky local and current president of the Holland Group and will operate as the new president for the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, LLC.

“I grew up playing soccer when soccer wasn’t cool here in the States.”, said CDL’s new president Bob Rack, “The only way to get your fix at the time was to watch Soccer Made in Germany hosted by Toby Charles on PBS. My kids are growing up playing soccer now that it is considered cool by many. The game has evolved so much. In short, I care about the Tristate area, soccer, and I want to see the “beautiful game” being played the right way here in the Cincinnati area.”


Dr. Suresh Gupta and Mike Mossel, in representation of the Dutch Lions Capital Group remain minority owners in the club. The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC’s 2017 season will kick off in May and many exciting things are in the works for soccer fans in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. For more information about the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC please click here.

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