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Dayton Dynamo are a soccer organization based in Dayton, Ohio. They are currently seeking professional status and are planning to return in 2019.[2] They last played in the National Premier Soccer League in the fourth tier of American soccer.

Dayton Dynamo club logo.png
Founded2009; 10 years ago (2009)
GroundRoger Glass Stadium
Capacity2,150[1]
Current season

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HistoryEdit

Established in 2009 as the Cincinnati Saints, the team had been a member of the affiliated amateur Premier Arena Soccer League since 2009 before moving up to the pro league in 2013;[3][4] however, in 2014 the team returned to the amateur league.

Starting in May 2014, the Saints organization played outdoor soccer as an expansion team in the Great Lakes Conference of the National Premier Soccer League.[5]

In November 2015, the Saints announced their intentions to move the club to Dayton, Ohio, and officially became the Dayton Dynamo, naming the team after the old indoor soccer team.[6]

Indoor seasonsEdit

The Saints played in the amateur Premier Arena Soccer League for 4 seasons, from 2009c10 until 2012–13.

In the 2013–14 season, the club moved to the Professional Arena Soccer League and played in the Eastern Division (the league is now known as Major Arena Soccer League-MASL). The team finished the professional season under the leadership of head coach Chris Morman with assistant coach Kyle Kammer. The Saints home arena is the Western Sports Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio.[4] In 2014, Cincinnati moved back to the amateur league.

2013–14 SeasonEdit

The Cincinnati Saints began their PASL run with a win over the Cleveland Freeze but lost six of their next eight matches. With 7 games remaining in the regular season, only the Illinois Piasa carried a worse record in the Eastern Division and the team parted ways with original head coach Matt Brienes on January 8, naming former player Chris Morman as his interim replacement. The Saints also participated in the 2013–14 United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer starting with a bye in the Round of 32 and a 10–6 loss to the Cleveland Freeze in the Round of 16, ending their tournament run. The Cincinnati Saints participated in the 2013–14 United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer starting with a bye in the Round of 32 and a 10–6 loss to the Cleveland Freeze in the Round of 16, ending their tournament run.

2014–15 SeasonEdit

Following the de facto merger of the Professional Arena Soccer League with 6 teams from Major Indoor Soccer League and the rebranding of the league to Major Arena Soccer League, Cincinnati moved back to the Premier Arena Soccer League. The club finished 3rd in the Midwest Division with a 7–3 record.[7]

The Dynamo Era (2016–present)Edit

In December 2015, it was announced that the Cincinnati Saints were relocating to Dayton, Ohio. Their first season in Dayton wasn't too successful, with only one win in the regular season. In their second season they finished second in their division, high enough to qualify for the playoffs.

Players and staffEdit

Current rosterEdit

As of 31 May 2017 [1]

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

No. Position Player
00   GK Robby Frye
0   GK Ryan Hulings
1   GK Paulo Pinto
2   MF Joel Twinem
3   DF Ibra Kébé
4   MF Nick Hagenkord
5   DF Eric Hutton
6   MF Kristian Moore-Cowell
7   DF Christian Johnson
8   MF Daniel Ramirez Martin
9   FW Matt Kinkopf
10   MF Tate Robertson
11   MF Christopher Dupont
12   FW Tristan Lyle
13   MF Conner Hughes
14   MF Jacob Purpero
16   DF Peyton Mowery
18   DF Bradley Schluter
No. Position Player
19   FW Bryce Childers
20   DF Austin Lewis
21   DF Michael Deyhle
22   FW Alberto Zaragoza
23   DF Krzysztof Rapacz
24   FW David Janusz
25   DF Greg Williams
26   DF Austin Kinley
27   DF Jared Scarfpin
28   MF Angelo Willi
29   DF Christian Alexander
30   DF Eric Kissinger
31   MF Aidan Bean
32   MF Thor Beckdahl
33   MF Austin Blair
34   FW Ryan Kazparzak
35   DF Jimmy Fultz
36   DF Devin Dollins

Year-by-yearEdit

League Champions Runners-up Division Champions Playoff Berth
Year League Record (W–L–T) GF GA Finish Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2009–10 PASL 3–4–1 45 38 2nd of 4, Great Lakes Division did not qualify
2010–11 PASL 3–3–2 46 35 4th of 7, Midwest Division did not qualify
2011–12 PASL 6–1–1 57 33 1st of 6, Great Lakes Division National Finals Qualifier, did not play
2012–13 PASL 7–0–1 79 16 1st of 10, Midwest Division National Finals Qualifier, did not play
2013–14 MASL* 5–11 108 141 4th, Eastern lost in Divisional First Round 341
2014–15 PASL 7–3 64 41 3rd, Midwest Division did not qualify

 * The MASL was called the Professional Arena Soccer League until 2014. To make it easier, the abbreviation MASL is used for the professional league and PASL is used for the amateur Premier Arena Soccer League.

Year-by-yearEdit

League Champions Runners-up Division Champions Playoff Berth
Year League Record League Results Playoffs Open Cup
2014 NPSL 3–10–1 5th of 5, Midwest-Great Lakes West Did not qualify Not eligible
2015 NPSL 4–7–1 10th of 13, Midwest Region Did not qualify Not eligible
2016 NPSL 1–10–1 7th of 7, Midwest-Great Lakes West Did not qualify Not eligible
2017 NPSL 6–3–3 2nd of 7, Midwest-East Regional Semi-final Not eligible

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roger Glass Stadium & Practice Field". www.cjeagles.org.
  2. ^ "New Dayton Dynamo FC Investment Provides Path To Pro Soccer". Dayton Dynamo Football Club. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  3. ^ "Cincinnati Saints Move up to PASL". Our Sports Central. August 27, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Turer, Adam (November 15, 2013). "Cincinnati Saints soccer hopes merger will boost fortunes". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Cincinnati Joins the NPSL". National Premier Soccer League. August 6, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  6. ^ "Dayton Dynamo soccer back in business". Dayton Dail News. 3 December 2015.
  7. ^ Standings: Premier Arena Soccer League Winter 2014/15, arenaleague.com, retrieved August 7, 2015

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