CDLFC Fall in WV


Season opening opponent for CDLFC ended up being the spoilers of a season with the same result as the opener. West Virginia Chaos were able to topple CDLFC 0-1 in both matchups this season. A game that was similar to the opener, CDLFC were unable to put away any of the numerous chances that were created. A win solidified 3rd place in the Central Great Lakes Division, but now the loss sets CDLFC back to 4th place and a possible 5th place finish if WV Chaos lose to Dayton Dutch Lions in their match on Sunday.

Unfortunately for CDLFC, this match was played similarly to the last few matches; outshooting opponents but unable to capitalize. The first half saw several chances for CDLFC to go-ahead, most notably with two 1v1 situations with Ryan Melink and Chaos goalkeeper Kieran Harrison. Melink had great positioning and was able to get shots off that forced Harrison into two kicksaves to ensure the match stayed equal. Chaos had their own chance in the first half, but had a goal called back due to an offside position. At intermission, CDLFC had a 12-5 shot advantage over Chaos.

Both teams came out firing to start the second half, but it was Chaos who found the back of the net rather controversially. In the 51st minute, a pass that deflected off the foot of a CDLFC defender ended up going straight to Chaos midfielder Nathan Watt who was standing in an offside position. Watt wasted no time taking a touch and finding the top corner. The assistant referee had raised the flag for the offside infringement only to have the center referee wave him down. West Virginia celebrated as the goal stood, no matter the protest from players and staff.

Wanting to get a win in the match, CDLFC continued to push for an equalizer and a winner. No players were able to breakthrough a stingy Chaos defense who was determined to grind out a win to move to 3rd in the table. After the final whistle blew, a 13-6 shot advantage in the second half for CDLFC was not enough as the scoreboard read 0-1 in favor of West Virginia. The first matchup of the season saw an 18-3 shot advantage for CDLFC while this matchup had a 25-11 shot advantage for CDLFC. In two games, CDLFC managed to outshoot Chaos 43-14 but fall 0-1 in both games.

Peguy Ngatcha led all players with eight shots on the night, and finished the season with a team-leading 26 shots. Zeus de la Paz, who was riding a 4-match shutout streak, was able to collect seven saves on the night. When the goal was conceded, CDLFC had gone 410 straight minutes without allowing a goal.

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Venue: Schoenbaum Stadium – Charleston, West Virginia
Referee: James Duling
Attendance: N/A

Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC: 
de La Paz, Namjoupanah, Millay, Leddy, Rolls, DeRoy (Guier 68′), Barajas (Nuss 79′), Dingjan, Sosnowski (Cham 55′), Ngatcha, Melink. Unused subs: Musgrave, Hueber, Rogers, Hay.

West Virginia Chaos: Harrison, Howarth, Alderson, Tyrer, Sims, Idrissu, Watt, Milien, Ibarra, Levi-Lewis (Nadeau 58′), Desir (Shaffer 87′). Unused subs: Ortiz, Okos, Woods.

WV Chaos – Watt, 51′


CDLFC – van Druenen (ejection), 51′

CDLFC – Rolls (unsporting behavior), 73′

WVC – Ibarra (unsporting behavior), 76′

WVC – Watt (unsporting behavior), 88′


CDLFC – Guier (violent conduct), 90′

WVC – Idrisso (unsporting behavior), 90′


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

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