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26 August 1:36 pm

The Dutch Lions' backline had a decidedly Columbus feel to it last Saturday against the Colorado Rapids Reserves, as both Ben Sweat and Matt Wiet started and played the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 Dayton loss. It was Sweat's second consecutive match for the Dutch Lions. The Black & Gold's 2014 first-round MLS SuperDraft pick recorded one shot in the contest.

Elsewhere in USL-PRO, goalkeeper Brad Stuver played three matches over a five-day span for Wilmington Hammerheads FC. The Crew loanee started in goal against Sacramento Republic FC on Wednesday, August 20 and followed that up with starts at Orange County Blues FC on Saturday, August 23 and at LA Galaxy II  on Sunday, August 24. Stuver played every minute of the busy slate for the Hammerheads, earning a victory against Orange County and a draw vs. LA Galaxy II.

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton 

18 August 12:16 pm

Making his first appearance for Dayton since June 1, Crew defender Ben Sweat started for the Dutch Lions on Saturday, August 16 in a 1-1 draw away to Richmond.

Crew loanees Matt Wiet and Matt Walker also each started in the contest, which featured an 80th-minute equalizer by Dayton's Shintaro Harada.

Sweat, who missed time in early July with a lumbar strain, returned to the pitch from injury on July 23 in the Crew's international friendly against Crystal Palace FC. 

Elsewhere in USL-PRO play, Brad Stuver started and played the full 90 minutes in goal on Friday, August 15 in a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls Reserves.

Photo Credit: Greg Bartram

12 August 1:28 pm

On paper, it was a tough weekend for the Dayton Dutch Lions, with two road matches in the span of two nights. However, the Crew's USL-PRO affiliate played fantastic soccer and emerged with four points from the possible six.

The doubleheader began on Friday, August 8 with a trip to Charleston to face the Battery in a clash that ended 2-2. Crew loanees Ross Friedman and Matt Walker each started the contest, with Matt Wiet coming in as a late-match substitute.

From there, Dayton traveled to Wilmington to meet the Hammerheads on the very next night, winning by a 2-1 final. Again, both Friedman and Walker started, with Wiet entering as a second-half replacement.

In an odd twist, on-loan goalkeeper Brad Stuver made his debut for Wilmington in the contest, starting and playing the duration for the home side.

Friedman went the full 180 minutes over the two matches, with Walker playing 162 minutes over the span.

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton

04 August 2:01 pm

Crew loanees Ross Friedman (pictured), Matt Walker and Matt Wiet again all started for the Dayton Dutch Lions in their match on Saturday, August 2 against the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Friedman and Wiet each played 90 minutes in the contest, while Walker played 85. Harrisburg won by a 1-0 final score on an eighth-minute tally by Garret Pettis.

Walker notched two shots in the clash for Dayton, which next plays on both Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9.

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton

28 July 1:07 pm

Fresh off of their successful debuts in Crew shirts against Crystal Palace FC, Matt Walker, Ross Friedman and Matt Wiet returned to the Dayton Dutch Lions, all starting in the club's home bout against OKC Energy FC on Saturday, July 26.

The match, which was won by OKC by a 3-0 final, saw all three Crew loanees go the full 90 minutes.

Friedman registered one shot in the contest.

Photo Credit: Daniel Herlensky

21 July 11:58 am

Crew loanee Matt Walker scored the match's opening goal, but the Charlotte Eagles stormed back to notch a 2-1 win over Dayton at DOC Stadium on Saturday, July 19.

Walker was one of three Crew loanees in the starting lineup, joining Ross Friedman (pictured) and Matt Wiet.

The goal was Walker's second of the season in USL-PRO. 

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton

14 July 2:08 pm

On Saturday, July 12, the Dayton Dutch Lions fell to the Harrisburg City Islanders by a 3-1 score at DOC Stadium.

Dayton, playing without leading goal-scorer Aaron Schoenfeld, conceded two first-half goals in the contest. Brock Granger made it 2-1 in the 77th minute, but a late insurance goal by Harrisburg's Robbie Derschang sealed the three points for the visitors.

Crew loanees Ross Friedman (pictured) and Matt Wiet started the match. Matt Walker entered as a first-half substitute.

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton 

07 July 10:22 am

The Dayton Dutch Lions split a pair of contests last week as they continued their USL-PRO campaign.

On Wednesday, July 2, Dayton fell 2-1 to Pittsburgh Riverhounds at home. A pair of Crew loanees linked up for the match's opening goal, as Aaron Schoenfeld scored from Ross Friedman in the fifth minute. Matt Walker and Matt Wiet also started for Dayton.

On Saturday, July 5, Schoenfeld nabbed a hat trick in a 3-1 road victory over Charlotte Eagles. Friedman and Wiet both started the match, while Walker entered as a second-half substitute.

Schoenfeld now leads USL-PRO in goals with 12 in 18 matches. He is also three goals away from tying the all-time USL-PRO single-season goal-scoring record.

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton

30 June 2:26 pm

The Dayton Dutch Lions earned a 1-0 victory on the road against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Highmark Stadium on Saturday, June 28.

Eli Garner scored the match's only goal, which occurred in the 18th minute.

The match featured another heavy dose of Crew influence. Loanees Matt Walker, Ross Friedman, Matt Wiet and Aaron Schoenfeld all started for Dayton. Schoenfeld and Friedman each notched one shot in the contest.

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton 

23 June 12:50 pm

MLS might have taken a break for the FIFA World Cup, but USL-PRO play continued as the Dayton Dutch Lions played two matches this past weekend, dropping both.

On Friday, Dayton traveled to Rochester and fell to the Rhinos by a 2-0 final. Ross Friedman, Matt Wiet and Aaron Schoenfeld all started for the Dutch Lions, while Matt Walker came on as a substitute. Schoenfeld paced Dayton with two shots in the contest.

Dayton then returned home for a Sunday encounter with Orlando City SC, again falling by a 2-0 score. Friedman, Wiet, Schoenfeld and Walker all started for the Dutch Lions, with Walker recording two shots and Schoenfeld one.

Photo Credit: Jeremi Blurton