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The USL PDL has announced the Conference Alignment as well as the schedule for the 2017 season today.

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC will begin play at home, on May 21st, against the West Virginia Chaos. Kick off is set for 6.00pm and tickets will go on sale soon.

Like the West Virginia Chaos, CDL FC will play in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference, together with the 2016 National Champions the Michigan Bucks, 2015 National Champions KW United FC and local rival teams Derby City Rovers and Dayton Dutch Lions.

Besides facing everyone twice in a home and away series, there will be a third game against both the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and Derby City Rovers as well as a home and away game against the Saint Louis Lions from the Heartland division. This sets the 14 game regular season game for the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC.

The bucks will visit Cincinnati on Thursday June 8th, KW will come to town on Wednesday June 21st and Dayton will cross the pond on Monday July 3rd.

Local rivals Derby City will visit Northern Kentucky twice this year, once on Tuesday May 30th and a second time on Saturday June 17th.

Please click here for a full CDL FC schedule.

The club’s Technical Director, Sid van Druenen, had the following to say abut today’s release, “The schedule has been known to us for a few weeks now but it is always great to share it with our fans. We are working diligently on putting some pretty cool and exciting things together this season and will be sharing more on that in the next couple of weeks.”

Tickets will go up for sale soon and please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions.


The developmental leader in North American soccer’s evolving tiered structure, the PDL features 72 teams within four conferences throughout the United States and Canada. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals, with nearly 70 percent of MLS draftees since 2010 having PDL experience.¬†Sixteen of the PDL’s current members are owned and operated by a professional club, or hold a partnership with a professional club. The PDL provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions.

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