Stats: Dayton Dutch Lions cup run

Ahead of tonight's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal between Sporting Kansas City and the Dayton Dutch Lions, we take an in-depth look at our visitors and how they advanced through the tournament with 2-1 wins in each of their last three matches. Two impressive takeaways: all three victories came on the road and all three game-winning goals were scored in the 80th minute or later.

See below for stats and match summaries for the Dutch Lions, one of three USL PRO sides still in contention for the 99th edition of the U.S. Open Cup.

USOC Goal Scorers (Opponent/Minute)
1. Eli Garner 2 (Chicago Fire PDL 38, Michigan Bucks 12)
2. Gibson Bardsley 1 (Columbus Crew 81*)
2. Gerrit-Jan Bartels 1 (Columbus Crew 79)
2. Joel DeLass 1 (Michigan Bucks 97*)
2. Daniel Holowaty 1 (Chicago Fire PDL 92+*)

USOC Assist Leaders (Opponent/Minute)
1. Daniel Holowaty 2 (Columbus Crew 79, 81*)
2. Gibson Bardsley 1 (Michigan Bucks 12)
2. Shane Smith 1 (Chicago Fire PDL 38)

*Game-winning goal or assist

USOC Games Started
Gibson Bardsley 3
Joel DeLass 3
Nixon Dias 3
Eli Garner 3
Bret Jones 3
Greg Preciado 3
Shane Smith 3
Matt Williams 3
Mettin Copier 2
Kyle Knotek 2
Mikael McNamara 2
Akeem Priestley 2
Gerrit-Jan Bartels 1

USOC Games Played
Gibson Bardsley 3
Joel DeLass 3
Nixon Dias 3
Eli Garner 3
Daniel Holowaty 3
Bret Jones 3
Kyle Knotek 3
Mikael McNamara 3
Greg Preciado 3
Shane Smith 3
Matt Williams 3
Gerrit-Jan Bartels 2
Mettin Copier 2
Akeem Priestly 2
Toric Robinson 2
Eric Kissinger 1

Match Summaries

June 5 in Rochester, Mich. (Oakland University)
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 2 (OT), Michigan Bucks (PDL) 1

Scoring
DAY: Eli Garner (Gibson Bardsley) 12
MIC: Anthony Grant (unassisted) 55
DAY: Joel DeLass (pen.) 97 

Dayton Discipline:
Shane Smith (caution; reckless foul) 24
Greg Preciado (caution; intentional handball) 45
Joel DeLass (caution; reckless tackle) 90

Lineup: Matt Williams; Shane Smith, Mettin Copier, Nixon Dias (Toric Robinson 91+), Greg Preciado; Joel DeLass, Kyle Knotek, Bret Jones (Mikael McNamara 63); Eli Garner, Gerrit-Jan Bartels, Gibson Bardsley (Daniel Holowaty 80)

Video


May 29 in Columbus, Ohio (Columbus Crew Stadium)
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 2, Columbus Crew (MLS) 1

Scoring
CLB – Olman Vargas (Penalty) 64


DAY – Gerrit-Jan Bartels (Daniel Holowaty) 79


DAY – Gibson Bardsley (Daniel Holowaty) 81

Disciplinary Summary
DAY – Gibson Bardsley (Caution) 33


CLB – Ethan Finlay (Caution) 48+


DAY – Kyle Knotek (Caution) 87

Lineup: Matthew Williams, Gregory Preciado, Mettin Copier, Nixon Dias, Shane Smith, Bret Jones (Kyle Knotek,65), Joel DeLass, Mikael McNamara (Daniel Holowaty, 79) Eli Garner, Gibson Bardsley, Akeem Priestley (Gerrit-Jan Bartels, 55)

Video


May 22 in Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park Practice Field)
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 2, Chicago Fire PDL (PDL) 1

Scoring
Dayton Dutch Lions – Eli Garner (Shane Smith) 38

Chicago Fire PDL – Brendan King (Bryan Ciesiulka) 90

Dayton Dutch Lions – Daniel Holowaty 90+2

Disciplinary Summary
D – Bardsley (caution-foul, 43);
C – Tiemstra (caution-foul, 68).

Lineup: Matt Williams; Shane Smith, Bret Jones, Nixon Dias, Greg Preciado; Kyle Knotek (Toric Robinson 75), Mikael McNamara, Joel DeLass; Akeem Priestley (Daniel Holowaty 58), Gibson Bardlsey (Eric Kissinger 81), Eli Garner. 

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