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(My) Adventures on the Pitch

Greetings readers,

It’s been a good summer to be a soccer fan, especially in Southwest Ohio.

As you know, the World Cup has finished up with Germany winning their fourth WC championship versus Argentina. For any type of soccer fan, it was one to watch and remember. The United States got out of the “Group of Death” with the Germans, Ghana, and Portugal. While the USA lost a tough battle with Belgium after advancing, it’s never been a better time to be proud of the #USMNT.

While the World Cup was a dandy to watch this year, soccer’s also been kind to this broadcaster.

As you might know (if you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or know me off-line), I got the opportunity to broadcast the Cincinnati Dutch Lions of the USL Premier Development League and the Dayton Dutch Lions’ Women’s team.

Cincinnati played all of their home games at Xavier University’s soccer field. The W-League Dayton squad calls DOC Stadium in West Carrollton home, the same pitch the USL Pro team plays.

The Dutch Lion Women went 3-7 in 2014, while going 2-3 at home.

Cincinnati is currently 6-4-2, 4-1-2 at Xavier. The Cincy Dutch Lions have one more road game to close out 2014, at River City in Louisville, KY. In the USL PDL, the top two teams in a division get a playoff spot. Right now, Cincinnati is in second place in the South Atlantic Division by one point over Southern West Virginia (who have two home games left.)

It’s been a real treat sharpening up on my soccer video broadcasts this season. While some people don’t like the game (which is quite alright, everyone has different tastes,) I believe that the story-telling capabilities of the sport is quite impressive. It’s something I’d like to improve on as a broadcaster. I have a feeling that there’s going to be more chances on the horizon.

Becoming a broadcasting voice of a Cincinnati team and another Dayton squad was a treat, too. Cincinnati has always been a place I’ve loved as a kid, and working on expanding my craft in these two places really has made me that much more appreciative.

 

I might help out with a couple of the USL Pro Dayton Dutch Lions broadcasts, so stay tuned to my social media feeds to see when I’ll be back live!

If you’re looking to continue your soccer fix, just remember to support your local soccer club, no matter what level they are. Don’t forget, collegiate soccer is around the corner!

Thanks for reading. Until next time,

-Lee

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