Open Tryouts Scheduled

With the announcement of the new Head Coach of the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Paul Nicholson, there will be an open tryout on January 4 from 11:00am to 1:00pm ET held at Wall2Wall Soccer in Mason, Ohio. Tryout fee is $35.

Register online here. — UPDATE: registration full, additional tryouts will be announced soon.

There will be walk-up registration available, but please send an email to confirm attendance. All trialists must bring their own training gear and water. Wall2Wall Soccer facility provides a full 11v11 opportunity, turf or outdoor shoes can be worn.

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions play in the nation’s top amateur league, the Premier Development League (PDL). The Premier Development League is the proven path to pro in North American soccer. The PDL is an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world. Nearly 70 percent of all MLS draftees since 2010 have PDL experience. In 2017, the PDL has 375 alumni in USL, 223 alumni in MLS, and over 120 in other leagues across the world.

There is no age limit, maximum or minimum, for participation in the tryout or league. Since CDLFC is fully amateur, no athlete will be in jeopardy of NCAA eligibility or eligibility with their high school/club.

Players who have achieved a professional contract after playing with CDLFC:

  • Defender, Garrett Halfhill – signed in 2017 by FC Cincinnati, USL
  • Defender, Jake Stovall – drafted in 2017 by Seattle Sounders, MLS
  • Midfielder, Oriol Cortes – signed in 2016 with Orange County Blues, USL
  • Forward, Kyle Smith – signed in 2016 with Louisville City FC, USL
  • Forward, Alejandro Garcia – signed in 2016 with Orlando City FC, USL
  • Goalkeeper, Eric Osswald – signed in 2015 with Real Monarchs, USL

Keep updated on CDLFC happenings in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas, find us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get promotions, breaking news, and more information happening with CDLFC. Contact the Dutch Lions for any questions or appearances or 859-746-5250.

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