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Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC was the second Dutch Lions FC club and was founded in 2013. From 2014 to 2020 the club had a men’s team competing in the USL League Two (USL2), currently the highest amateur level of men’s soccer in the USA and the 4th tier behind MLS (1st tier), USL Championship (2nd tier) and USL League One, NISA and MLS Next Pro (3rd tier). In their first two seasons in 2014 and 2015 the team finished 2nd and qualified for the play-offs. Since the canceled season due to covid-19 restrictions in 2020 the team has not played anymore but is scheduled to play again in the 2025 season. 

The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC men’s team consists of some of the best local talents (both club, high school and college) combined with several players from Europe and college players from the US. The team usually consists of approximately 28 players with the season running from mid-May until mid-July, depending on play-offs. 

There is a player fee associated for joining the team. This will cover all training session (3 to 4 times a week), 12 games and 2 sets of gear for the season. In case you need housing there will be an additional fee. The fee structure for the 2025 will be communicated separately. 

For more information please send an e-mail to Registration will open as soon as we know when we are going to play and in what league. This will be announced on our social media channels.