Dayton Dutch Lions News Release -- www.dutchlionsfc.com
Friday, May 4, 2012
DAYTON, Ohio -- The Dayton Dutch Lions FC host the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night at Miami Valley South Stadium at 7:30 p.m. as they try to bounce back from a disappointing loss last week in the club’s home opener against the Rochester Rhinos. They Kickers are currently 1-2-1, good for four points, so a win would bring the Dutch Lions even in the standings with the Kickers with one fewer game played.
“I was very disappointed last week after our loss," Head Coach Ivar van Dinteren said. "I feel we controlled the most part of the game and gave a unbelievable goal away ourselves. The last 15 minutes we put a lot of pressure on them and we had 2-3 good scoring opportunities and our guys deserved at least one point."
The Dutch Lions had a tough time with the Kickers a season ago, losing all three league games and also in the U.S. Open Cup. Van Dinteren is expecting this season to be different, especially with the improved defensive capabilities the Dutch Lions have shown this season.
"Richmond was the team we had the most trouble with last year," van Dinteren said. "They were the only team last year that outplayed us. They have a strong defense and creative players up front with a lot of speed. But we have progressed ourselves organization wise resulting in only three goals against in three games. Our problem, however, is scoring goals. That’s why I will have a few adjustments this Saturday. The whole week I feel the guys are ready to bring our fans excitement and our first goals.”
The Dayton Dutch Lions conclude their three-game homestand next weekend when they host the Los Angeles Blues at Miami Valley South Stadium on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the game can be purchased at www.dutchlionsfc.com.