Crew links up with Dutch Lions
[USL PRO 2014 COUNTDOWN] The Columbus Crew became the sixth MLS club to link up with a USL PRO club, concluding an affiliate partnership with Dayton Dutch
Lions for the 2014 season.
MLS/USL PRO Partnerships:
Sporting KC/Orlando City
The agreement between the two Ohio teams enables the Crew to loan a minimum of four players on its roster to
Dayton for the 2014 USL PRO campaign.
“We are proud to unveil our new partnership with Dayton Dutch Lions FC,” said Crew president Mark
McCullers in a statement. “We have known the Dutch Lions organization since they came to Ohio. This partnership creates a formal alliance that encompasses player development at its heart
but also allows the Columbus Crew to partner with Dayton Dutch Lions FC in growing our respective fan bases and brands."
Dayton, which also has a partnership agreement with Dutch
Eredivisie club FC Twente, began in the amateur PDL before moving up to the third division USL PRO for the league's launch in 2011. It enjoyed its best season in 2013, making the playoffs for the
first time with a 10-9-7 record.
There were four MLS/USL PRO partnerships in 2013. The Houston Dynamo and Pittsburgh Riverhounds concluded one for the 2014 season
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