USL PRO Dayton Dutch Lions FC v. Phoenix

The Dutch Lions Capital Group B.V. is a joint venture between Tammer Sportmanagement B.V., Business and Sports Performance and FinFac Beheer B.V. In October 2009 they registered the Dayton Dutch Lions FC LLC and purchased the license to play professional soccer in the United Soccer Leagues (USL) in Dayton Ohio.

Besides a full professional 1st Men's team (Dayton Dutch Lions FC) now starting their second year in USL PRO in 2011 after making it's debut in the Premier Development League in 2010 and finishing 3rd, the club also added a Women's team that plays in the W-League of the USL. Both the Men's team as well as the Women's team will consist of several professional Dutch players as well as players from the U.S. and all over the world.

The Dutch Lions FC also have a Youth Academy in order to develop youth players to professional players. This Academy is based on the Dutch youth development philosophy, ranked worldwide in category 1 according to FIFA. The quality of the Youth Academy is guaranteed through a close partnership with Dutch Premier League club FC Twente, whose Youth Academy was voted Best Academy in 2007 and 2008. Their first team also won the Championship in the Premier League in the Netherlands in 2010. In May and June 2010 Rene Hake, an Academy Advisor from FC Twente visited the Dutch Lions FC Academy to set the structure according to their successful development model.

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