Dayton Dutch Lions FC News Release -- www.ddlfc.com
Thursday, July 17, 2014
DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Dutch Lions (5-12-2, 17 points) play host to the Charlotte Eagles (5-10-3, 18 points) this Saturday night at 7 p.m. at DOC Stadium. Dayton will try to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat to the Harrisburg City Islanders in their last outing as they look to remain active in the race for the USL PRO Playoffs.
The Dutch Lions have struggled to win at home with just two draws and seven losses this season. The Dutch Lions have fared well against Charlotte this season, however, having taken two wins in their two visits to Queens Sports Complex. Aaron Schoenfeld had a hat trick as Dayton claimed a 3-1 victory on July 5 in the last meetings between the two teams.
Charlotte faced the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in its last outing on Thursday night, and fell to a 2-0 defeat at Highmark Stadium. The Eagles are a point ahead of the Dutch Lions in the league standings, but with both sitting outside the eight playoff positions, both teams will be aiming for a positive result on Saturday night.
"Unfortunately we are still looking for our first win in front of our home fans, but this Saturday we have a good opportunity to change that," said Dutch Lions coach Sid van Druenen. "Our games against Charlotte are always good games and we have had success against them this year with two away wins so I expect us to get the win so we can keep hopes for playoffs alive and also entertain our fans."
Following Saturday's game, the Dutch Lions play OKC Energy FC at home at DOC Stadium on Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets for the game can be purchased at www.ddlfc.com.