Dayton Dynamo Fall to Michigan Stars FC

  The Dayton Dynamo closed out the NPSL regular season with a loss to Michigan Stars FC on Friday night at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio. The home side got on the scoreboard first, but Michigan rallied to take a 3-1 victory. Alexander Serwatka came off the bench to be the shining Star of the…

Dynamo Are Denied by Grand Rapids

The Dayton Dynamo hosted Grand Rapids FC at Welcome Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The teams battled each other and a punishing heat, and Grand Rapids emerged as the ultimate 1-0 victor. A 19th minute goal from Scott Doney was all the visitors would need to prevent the Dynamo from running their home unbeaten streak to three matches…

Dayton Dutch Lions Women Perfect at Midway Point

The Dayton Dutch Lions women put their undefeated record on the line against the Columbus Eagles on Saturday night at DOC Stadium in West Carrollton, Ohio. A pair of goals from Rose Lavelle and another from Meghan Blank were more than enough offense as the Lady Lions defense kept a clean sheet. The 3-0 victory…

Dayton Dynamo Notch First Victory of NPSL Season

Dayton Dynamo earned a much-needed 2-0 victory over Kalamazoo FC in front of a home crowd at Welcome Stadium on Friday evening. Dayton had lost four consecutive NPSL contests to start the season, including a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Kalamazoo the previous week. The Dynamo flipped the script thanks to two goals from…

Dayton Dutch Lions Fall to KW United FC

Dayton Dutch Lions FC hosted KW United FC at DOC Stadium in West Carrollton, OH on Friday evening. Dayton had battled their Cincinnati namesakes to a 1-1 draw last week, but knew that KW United presented an entirely different challenge. With the defending USL PDL champions coming to town, the Dutch Lions needed to play…

Successful Home Opening Weekend for Dynamo

Soccer fans in the Gem City waited more than two decades to watch the Dayton Dynamo in action. The wait ended last weekend when the new incarnation of the team hosted Lansing United and Detroit City FC in the National Premier Soccer League regular season. Despite finishing on the wrong side of the scoreline in both…

Dayton Dynamo Look to Add Talent through Tryouts

  Much remains to be accomplished before the Dayton Dynamo begin the NPSL season on May 7, including the construction of a roster. To that end, the Dynamo held an invitational tryout at Dayton Center Courts on Saturday. Locally scouted players combined with those who impressed at a previous open tryout for an opportunity at a…

Dayton Dynamo Schedule Released

The National Premier Soccer League schedule was released on Friday morning, enabling Dayton Dynamo fans their first opportunity to circle dates on their calendars. It is also the first chance for those fans to see the competition that the transplanted franchise will face in 2016. The Dynamo will be competing in the Great Lakes West division of…

Dayton Dynamo Hope to Ignite Soccer Passion in Gem City

  Dayton Dynamo soccer has been resurrected after 20 years. The previous incarnation of the Dynamo played professional indoor soccer in Dayton from 1988 to 1995 before the franchise was moved to Cincinnati. Now the Dynamo will be the new name of a National Premier Soccer League team making the move from Cincinnati to Dayton. It…

Traveling to Derby City with Dayton Dutch Lions FC

Scratching the Pitch was invited by Dayton Dutch Lions FC head coach Patrick Bal to travel with the team to a PDL match against Derby City Rovers. What follows is a description of the match and a narrative that attempts to show what life is like on the road in the amateur soccer league. 1:30…