Third Straight 0-0 Draw for CDLFC

For the second time in a week, the Cincinnati Dutch Lions and Dayton Dutch Lions have played to a 0-0 draw. In between the matchups, CDLFC played the Michigan Bucks to a 0-0 draw on Saturday. The shutout for CDLFC marks a fourth straight shutout and sixth on the season. During the shutout streak, CDLFC have continued to extend their unbeaten streak to four games (1-0-3). Unfortunately, CDLFC has also been shutout three straight games and a total of six on the season.

Much like the previous matchup, CDLFC came out firing immediately. After the opening whistle, Jesse Dingjan was through to goal and tallied the first shot just 40 seconds into the match. In the 4th minute, Dayton was able to get their first shot which Zeus de la Paz saved easily. Dayton was able to put together a solid first half with five total shots but none were too threatening to de la Paz as he collected all three of his saves in the first 45 minutes.

The second half was all CDLFC on the field, but scoreboard stayed the same at 0-0. Best chance came from Dingjan in closing minutes as his low shot was brilliantly saved by Dayton goalkeeper Michael Yantz to keep the clean sheet. Cincinnati was able to rattle off 12 shots in the match with all eight on goal being saved by Yantz. In the last two meetings between the two, CDLFC held a shot advantage of 24-11. Yantz was able to collect 13 saves to keep CDLFC from finding the back of the net.

Cincinnati had four players take two shots each to lead the team while Dayton had five players tally one shot each. Team leaders heading into the last match of the season are: Shots – Smythe (22), goals – Dingjan (4), assists – four players (2), points – Dingjan (10), and minutes – Namjoupanah (1124). For the season, Namjoupanah is 10th in PDL for minutes played and de la Paz is 3rd in minutes played for goalkeepers. With the draw, CDLFC still hold a slim 2-point lead over West Virginia Chaos for 3rd place in the Central Great Lakes Division.

Season finale is Thursday July 13 in Charleston, West Virginia against the West Virginia Chaos. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm at Schoenbaum Stadium. In the first meeting between the two, Chaos were victorious 1-0 in a game that CDLFC had an 18-3 shot advantage. A win for CDLFC solidifies 3rd place in the Division.

Venue: DOC Stadium – Dayton, Ohio
Referee: N/A
Attendance: N/A

Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC: 
de La Paz, Hay (Millay 45′), Namjoupanah, Leddy, Rolls, DeRoy, Barajas (Nuss 81′), Dingjan, Rasevic (Guier 81′), Smythe (Melink 69′), Rogers (Ngatcha 45′). Unused subs: Musgrave, Sosnowski.

Dayton Dutch Lions FC: Yantz, Petrey, Amankwaah, Sarkorh, Babaew, Maciejewski, Philpot, van Geldorp, Hernandez, Nascimento, Amankona. Subs: Hardin-Zimmerman, Devalos, Freitas, Dichlian, Washington, Raney, Madmani.




CDLFC – Rolls (unsporting behavior), N/A’

CDLFC – Leddy (unsporting behavior), 18′

DDLFC – Sarkorh (unsporting behavior), 23′

DDLFC – Babaew (unsporting behavior), 39′

CDLFC – Barajas (unsporting behavior), 71′


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

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