CDLFC and Bucks Play to 0-0 Draw


A critical matchup on Saturday night in Pontiac, Michigan between 1st place Michigan Bucks and 3rd place CDLFC finished in a 0-0 draw. The draw clinched a playoff berth for the Bucks and eliminated CDLFC from PDL postseason play. The 0-0 draw was only the second time the Bucks have been shutout this season and was the 5th shutout for the Dutch Lions. Entering the last week of regular season play, CDLFC hold a 5-5-2 (W-L-D) record and a 1-point lead over 4th place West Virginia Chaos.

A back and forth match was highlighted by a penalty kick save by CDLFC’s Zeus de la Paz in the 78th minute. The tough Bucks defense held CDLFC to only four shots all game. Bucks goalkeeper Drew Shepherd kept the shutout with a brilliant save when Jesse Dingjan was looking for a back post shot which Shepherd tipped over the crossbar.

Michigan held an 11-4 shot advantage. Goalkeeper de la Paz was able to collect a season-high eight saves during the match, while Shepherd collected four saves. Boris Rasevic (CDLFC) and Francis Atuahene (Bucks) led both teams in shots (3).

Tonight the Cincinnati Dutch Lions head to Dayton to play the last of three games against the Dayton Dutch Lions. A critical matchup against foes battling for the 3rd spot in the Division. Kickoff is at 7:00pm at DOC Stadium in West Carrollton. Thursday July 13, CDLFC heads to Charleston, West Virginia to battle West Virginia Chaos in their season finale.

Venue: Ultimate Soccer Arena – Pontiac, Michigan
Referee: N/A
Attendance: N/A

Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC: 
de La Paz, Hay, Namjoupanah, Leddy, Rolls, DeRoy (Nuss 68′), Barajas (Rogers 85′), Dingjan, Rasevic (Sosnowski 75′), Cham (Guier 83′), Ngatcha (Hueber 85′). Unused subs: Musgrave.

Michigan Bucks: N/A




CDLFC – Namjoupanah (unsporting behavior), N/A

CDLFC – Sosnowski (unsporting behavior), 87′


Full stats available here. Check out the official CDLFC YouTube channel for additional content.

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