Articles by Brandon Ponchak

Oldham Athletic Ink Zeus

The international January transfer window has brought much excitement to Zeus de la Paz, the Cincinnati Dutch Lions, and Oldham Athletic AFC. After a brief trial, Oldham Athletic AFC have signed former CDLFC goalkeeper Zeus de la Paz on a free transfer. Oldham Athletic currently play in English Football League One, which is third tier […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

Nicholson Named Head Coach

Retired professional soccer player, Paul Nicholson, has been named head coach of the Cincinnati Dutch Lions Football Club ahead of the 2018 PDL season. One of the first 11 signings, Coach Nicholson played central defender for FC Cincinnati for the 2016 and 2017 USL seasons playing in 37 matches. Before his time in the Queen […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

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 […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

US Soccer Development – Part 1

Like all US soccer fans, we are disappointed that the US will not be playing in Russia. This starts a series of how we can help soccer development in the United States. We look forward to a discussion on this topic as we cover it for the next several months. Join the conversation on Facebook […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Newsletter

US Soccer Development – Part 2

We previously talked about playing young players as an emphasis in American soccer development, the next aspect we will look at is supporting local soccer. The American soccer landscape is not clear in understanding for many, but that should not hold us back from seeing the sport flourish. There are many opportunities for support, no […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Newsletter

US Soccer Development – Part 3

Growing soccer in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and across the United States has been an ongoing discussion on “how to.” There are no blueprints or manuals that make soccer succeed. We can only see what has worked across the world then mold it to our own areas. Parts 1 and 2 were more focused on outward […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Newsletter

CDLFC partners with ECP Sports

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC made an exciting move in their “Partners in Soccer” with the latest connection with ECP Sports. The partnership with ECP Sports College Soccer is another positive step in the player development pathway that CDLFC and the PDL boast, #Path2Pro. The seventh partnership for CDLFC bridges the gap from youth soccer […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Partners in Soccer

CDLFC Midseason Player Update

The first-half of the college soccer season will be wrapping up as September comes to a close. Check in with all your favorite CDLFC players to see how they are doing! Links will direct to the team’s schedule, if you can make it to a game and support the guys. Cumulative, CDLFC players and their […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

CDLFC Appreciation

For the 2017 PDL season, the Cincinnati Dutch Lions appreciate the sponsors and partners that have invested in the club. We would like to recognize them and hope our supporters continue to show their support to all CDLFC partners. 2017 Sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell — Located just five minutes from Downtown Cincinnati and right off […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

Busy Media Season for CDLFC

It did not take long into 2017 for the Cincinnati Dutch Lions to start making headlines in the PDL or Cincinnati-area. On January 20, it was revealed that CDLFC was under new ownership, with Hans Philippo taking over as majority shareholder and Bob Rack being named president. That announcement started a positive trend of CDLFC […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

CDLFC Season Recap

The 2017 Cincinnati Dutch Lions concluded their season at 5-6-3 (W-L-D) on July 13. A season that did not end as anticipated from the staff and players saw many positives from previous seasons. Under the guidance of Head Coach Sid van Druenen, CDLFC were able to set club records in goals allowed and shutouts. In […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

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 […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

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 […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

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 […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

Dutch Lions Stalemate

The second matchup of the season between the Cincinnati Dutch Lions and Dayton Dutch Lions finished with a much different scoreline than the early season match which finished 4-0 in favor of CDLFC. After 90 minutes, the two Dutch Lions squads finished with a 0-0 draw. For the second straight game, CDLFC were able to […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

CDLFC Sink Rovers

  In the third and final matchup of the season against the Derby City Rovers, the Cincinnati Dutch Lions were able to prevail and win the series 2-1-0. For the second straight win against Derby City, CDLFC were able to put up a 3-0 scoreline. With the win, CDLFC moves to 5-5-0 on the season […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

Win Streak Snapped in St. Louis

The two-game win streak CDLFC was riding came to an abrupt end on the road against the St. Louis Lions at the Tony Glavin Soccer Complex. In the return leg of the home-and-home pairing between non-divisional opponents evened the record at one win and one loss for each side. It took two penalty kicks and […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

Late Winner by Sergi Lifts CDLFC

  Late game heroics from Sam Sergi gave the Cincinnati Dutch Lions their first multi-game win streak of the season. An off-and-on overcast night at Northern Kentucky University saw CDLFC beat division leaders, K-W United, 2-1. The CDLFC win levels the record to 4-4-0 and 3rd in the conference, while K-W United drops to 7-2-0. […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

CDLFC win on Soccer Saturday

After a two-game skid, the Cincinnati Dutch Lions got back to their winning ways on Saturday afternoon. A sweltering heat took the toll on a traveling Derby City Rovers who had played a Friday evening match. Two goals from Ryan Melink and another from Jesse Dingjan saw the hosts come away with a 3-0 win […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men

Bucks Victorious Against CDLFC

The reigning 2016 Great Lakes and PDL National Champion Michigan Bucks emerged 2-0 victors over the Cincinnati Dutch Lions in front of the largest crowd at Northern Kentucky University this season. The loss sets CDLFC back to 2-3-0 while the Bucks move to 3-1-0. For the first time this season, CDLFC was unable to register […]

Topic(s) Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, Men
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