NPSL Expands Back Into Cleveland

When the National Premier Soccer League declared the termination of AFC Cleveland’s membership in early December, it appeared soccer fans around Sixth City would have to wait some time to find another team to support. As it turns out, the wait will be no longer than a single NPSL off-season. Cleveland SC, the league’s newest…

Recap of National Signing Day 2018 for Ohio Women’s Programs

National Signing Day, marking the beginning of the signing period for Division I and Division II college soccer programs, occurred on February 7th. Many of the 25 DI and DII women’s programs in Ohio wasted no time announcing recruits who had signed their national letters of intent. The commitments are summarized below, and will be…

Dayton Dutch Lions Women on Yearlong Hiatus

The Dayton Dutch Lions have fielded teams in top women’s amateur soccer leagues for seven consecutive years. That streak will be broken this year. The Dutch Lions have announced their women’s side will not participate in the Women’s Premier Soccer League or any other league in 2018. The club intends to return to the WPSL…

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…