Dayton Dutch Lions

Dayton Dutch Lions
For the women's team, see Dayton Dutch Lions WFC
Dayton Dutch Lions
Dayton Dutch Lions FC logo.png
Full name Dayton Dutch Lions Football Club
Nickname(s) Dutch Lions
Founded 2009
Stadium Miami Valley South Stadium
Bellbrook, Ohio
(Capacity: 4,000)
Owners Netherlands Erik Tammer
Netherlands Mike Mossel
Head Coach Netherlands Ivar van Dinteren
League USL Pro
2011 Regular Season: 12th,
National Division: 6th,
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page
Home colors
Away colors
Current season

Dayton Dutch Lions is an American soccer team based in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Founded in 2009, the team plays in the National Division of the new USL Professional Division, the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, having promoted themselves from the USL Premier Development League at the end of the 2010 season.[1]

The team plays its home games at the Miami Valley South Stadium, on the campus of Bellbrook High School in nearby Bellbrook, Ohio.[2] The team's colors are orange, white and blue.



The team is supported by Dutch Eredivisie side FC Twente, and is co-owned by Erik Tammer of Tammer Sportmanagement and Mike Mossel of Business and Sports Performance. Tammer is a former professional soccer player in the Netherlands who played for clubs such as Heerenveen and Sparta Rotterdam, while Mossel played in Europe for RBC Roosendaal and Turnhout, and in the USL for the Cincinnati Riverhawks following his graduation from Xavier University.

The team played its first competitive game on May 8, 2010, a 3–3 tie with the Cincinnati Kings. The first goal in franchise history was scored by Eddie Hertsenberg.[3]

On July 8, 2010 the Lions announced that they would be self-promoting to the USL Second Division for the 2011 season, as well as adding a brand new women's team in the USL W-League. During the announcement team owner Mike Mossel said "The promotion to USL-2 and development of a W-League club was just a matter of time. To be the best, we must begin to play among the upper-echelon clubs. We want to set a standard, and I believe we have done that so far in the PDL in our first season. But more importantly, our decision was made with our Premier Academy in mind.".[4] With the merger of the USL First and Second Divisions to form USL Pro in 2011, the Dutch Lions were announced as a founding team.[5]

Colors and badge


Club culture

International partnerships

On January 17, 2011 the Dutch Lions signed a five year contract with Dutch Eredivisie champions, FC Twente, to foster development of players, Academy teams, training practices and possibly facilitate loans or transfers of players between the two teams.[6]


The main supporters of the Dutch Lions are the Orange Legion.[7]


Players and staff

Current roster

as of June 10, 2011[8]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Brian Visser
2 United States MF Shane Smith
3 United States DF Kyle Segebart
5 The Bahamas DF Happy Hall
6 United States FW Kolby LaCrone
7 Netherlands FW Lucien Seymour
8 United States MF Joel DeLass
9 Czech Republic MF Martin Šrámek
10 United States MF Sam Shaffer
12 United States MF Eric Kissinger
13 Austria DF Mettin Copier
No. Position Player
14 United States MF Jake Slemker
15 Netherlands DF Dick van Eijmeren
16 United States MF Bret Jones (captain)
17 England MF Luke Magill
19 Netherlands GK Jesper Leerdam
21 Netherlands MF Marvin van der Pluijm
22 United States FW George Davis IV
23 Netherlands MF Julius Wille
24 Canada MF Mikael McNamara
66 United States DF Evan Schwartz


  • Netherlands Ivar van Dinteren - Head Coach
  • Netherlands Jack Hermans - Assistant Coach
  • Netherlands Cor van Hoeven - Technical Director
  • United States Zach Huffman - General Manager (USA)
  • Netherlands Warner van Hattem - General Manager (Netherlands)

Notable former players

  • See also: All-time Dayton Dutch Lions roster

Head coaches



Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2010 4 PDL 3rd, Great Lakes Did not qualify 1st Round
2011 3 USL Pro 1st Round

Average attendance

Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at

  • 2010: 1,274 (6th in PDL)


External links

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