Cincinnati Dutch Lions Introduce 6 Players

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions hosted a meet and greet event at the House of Orange in Covington, Kentucky on Sunday afternoon. Fans and sponsors got the chance to mingle with members of coaching staff and front office personnel. Additionally, newly minted head coach Paul Nicholson introduced 6 players to those in attendance. Michael Vogt recently…

NPSL Welcomes FC Columbus

The National Premier Soccer League will maintain a foothold in Ohio despite the off-season departures of both AFC Cleveland and Dayton Dynamo FC. The league introduced FC Columbus as a 2018 expansion team in a press release on Friday. FC Columbus will compete in the NPSL Midwest Region’s Great Lakes Conference. “We are thrilled to…

Mixed Results for Ohio Universities at NCAAs

A trio of universities located in Ohio participated in as many NCAA soccer tournaments last weekend. One survived, earning the opportunity to compete again next weekend. The Akron Zips toppled Seattle 3-0 on Sunday to advance to the third round of the Men’s DI tournament. The Ohio Northern University women outlasted William Smith 1-0 on…

Three Ohio Universities Competing in NCAA Tournaments This Weekend

The NCAA men’s and women’s soccer tournaments are underway in all three divisions. Three universities in Ohio remain in contention for championships. Akron, Otterbein, and Ohio Northern each have teams competing this weekend. The Akron Zips earned the 5th seed and a first-round bye in the men’s DI tournament after winning the MAC championship. Akron…

NPSL Preseason Primer on Three Western New York Clubs

And so one became two and two became three… FC Buffalo was Western New York’s sole representative in the National Premier Soccer League in 2015. Rochester Riverdogz FC (now the Lancers) joined the league in 2016, and this upcoming season sees Syracuse FC join the fray. The three clubs are inextricably linked by more than…

AFC Cleveland Topples Des Moines in USOC 2017

This article is reprinted with permission and encouragement of AFC Cleveland. The AFC Cleveland Royals defeated the Des Moines Menace 3-1 on a wild, entertaining night of soccer between two of the NPSL and PDL’s finest. Both teams traded chances throughout the match, and were kept in the game by excellent goalkeeping performances, but the…

AFC Cleveland 2017 Season Preview

This article was reprinted with permission and encouragement of AFC Cleveland. After a long, nine-month offseason, AFC Cleveland returns for its sixth season in the National Premier Soccer League this summer. The excitement leading into the 2017 season is like none other in club history as the Royals look to defend the national championship they earned in…

A Moment of Brotherhood on the Pitch

The Wednesday night match between FC Cincinnati and the Tampa Bay Rowdies was a physical affair between teams who expect to be battling for supremacy in the USL Eastern Conference by season’s end. “Chippy” falls just short of adequately describing the aggressive play and extracurricular activity. In a twist, a moment of kindness stood out…