WELCOME TO DUTCH LIONS FC NPSL
The Dutch Lions FC NPSL team is owned by Martin Kroeze. As Mr. Kroeze looks to implement the Dutch style of playing, Dutch native Marco Pruis was signed as Head Coach. Pruis had previously Coached the Houston Dutch Lions FC for two season in the USL PDL (2014 & 2015 season), and the Dutch Lions FC for the 2016 season in the National Premier Soccer League.
In 2016, the Dutch Lions FC NPSL had a very successful inaugural NPSL season. The team became South Central Champions after beating the Tulsa Athletics at their home in the final (2-1). On July 16th, the team fell in Chattanooga in the South Regional Semi Finals in front of 7.000 spectators. The team’s record in 2016 was 11-2-2 with a stunning goal differential of 41-18.
In 2017, the Dutch Lions FC NPSL fell in the Division semi final after a very successful regular season, the record was 6-2-3 with 28-21 goal differential. Highlights of the season were the two Lamar Hunt US Open Cup games the club hosted (NTX Rayados & San Antonio FC), as well as the International friendly vs Monterrey Rayados U20 (0-0).
The Houston Dutch Lions FC Soccer Facility is the realization of the club’s dream to have its own Soccer Facility. Inspired by the European soccer club model, the owners of the Houston Dutch Lions FC envisioned a complex that their players, along with their friends and family, could call their own. After breaking ground in early June 2013, the first phase of construction was completed in October 2013.
In November 2014, ground was broken on the clubhouse which now houses the club offices, meeting rooms, equipment storage, professional merchandise shop, and snack bar. Other services such as a playground and public WiFi have also been installed.
DETAILS OF THE FIELDS INCLUDE:
- Total size of property is just less than 7 acres.
- Two full sized artificial fields meeting FIFA requirements.
- Both fields are completely illuminated.
- FIFA Soccer specific turf imported from The Netherlands on both fields.
- Advertisement Boarding around the fields are available for sponsorship opportunities.
- European drainage system ensures that there will be no rain outs.
Season ticket info for the 2018 NPSL season will be posted on this site around March 2018.
The Dutch Lions FC NPSL roster will be formed during try outs. Open try outs for the 2018 season will take place on Saturday, December 16th between 10am and 5pm. Click here to sign up for the Open try outs.
For more information regarding 2018 try outs, contact Head Coach Marco Pruis at email@example.com.
ABOUT THE NPSL
The NPSL is a national league that operates in the 4th Division of the U.S. Soccer pyramid. NPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The NPSL remains one of the largest national leagues in North America.
Friendly game schedule for the 2016 season (home team listed first):
- March Dutch Lions FC
Results for the 2016 NPSL season (home team listed first):
- Saturday, May 7th: Dutch Lions FC – Dallas City FC 2-1
- Wednesday, May 11th: Houston Regals – Dutch Lions FC 0-2
- Friday, May 20th: Liverpool Warriors – Dutch Lions FC 0-1
- Saturday, May 28th: Little Rock Rangers – Dutch Lions FC 1-4
- Sunday, June 5th: Dutch Lions FC – Tulsa Athletics 1-5
- Thursday, June 9th: Dutch Lions FC – Corinthians FC 1-1
- Thursday, June 11th: Dutch Lions FC – Fort Worth Vaqueros 6-1
- Friday, June 17th: Joplin Demize – Dutch Lions FC 0-4
- Sunday, June 19th: FC Wichita – Dutch Lions FC 1-1
- Sunday, June 26th: Dutch Lions FC – Houston Regals 4-0
- Wednesday, June 29th: Corinthians FC – Dutch Lions FC 2-5
- Saturday, July 2nd: Dutch Lions FC – Shreveport Rafters FC 3-1
- Saturday, July 9th: Dutch Lions FC – FC Wichita 5-0 (Conference Semi Final)
- Sunday, July 10th: Tulsa Athletics – Dutch Lions FC 1-2 (Conference Final)
- Saturday, July 16th: Chattanooga FC – Dutch Lions FC 4-0 (Southeast Conference Semi Final)
The squad which became South Central Conference Champions on Sunday, July 10th after a 2-1 victory over Tulsa Athletics.
Friendly games + US Open Cup game schedule for the 2017 season (home team listed first):
- March 15th: Dutch Lions FC – Houston Baptist University 1-2
- April 22nd: Dutch Lions FC – San Jacinto College 3-2
- April 30th: Dutch Lions FC – North American University 6-0
- May 6th: Dutch Lions FC – Fury FC 6-1
- May 10th: Dutch Lions FC – NTX Rayados (Lamar Hunt US Open Cup) 3-1
- May 13th at 7:00pm: Dutch Lions FC – Brazos Valley Cavalry 1-2
- May 17th at 7:00pm: Dutch Lions FC – San Antonio FC (Lamar Hunt US Open Cup) 1-2
- Monday, July 3rd at 7:00pm: Dutch Lions FC – Monterrey Rayados U20 0-0
NPSL game schedule for the 2017 NPSL season (home team listed first):
- Saturday, May 20th: Fort Worth Vaqueros – Dutch Lions FC 3-0
- Saturday, May 27th: Tyler FC – Dutch Lions FC 2-2
- Saturday, June 3rd: Dutch Lions FC – Houston Regals 4-1
- Saturday, June 10th: Dutch Lions FC – Fort Worth Vaqueros 3-1
- Thursday, June 15th: Dutch Lions FC – Midland/Odessa FC 3-1
- Saturday, June 17th: Dutch Lions FC – Tyler FC 6-3
- Wednesday, June 21st: Houston Regals – Dutch Lions FC 2-2
- Saturday, June 24th: Midland/Odessa FC – Dutch Lions FC 3-4
- Saturday, July 1st: Dutch Lions FC – Shreveport Rafters FC 2-1
- Saturday, July 8th: Shreveport Rafters FC – Dutch Lions FC 1-1
- Wednesday, July 12th: Dutch Lions FC – Midland/Odessa FC 1-3 (Division semi-final)
Up to date standings of the NPSL Lonestar Conference can be found by clicking here.
2017 NPSL ROSTER
|POSITION||PLAYER||DATE OF BIRTH
|Goalkeeper||Matthew Gutierrez||10/13/1996||Ouachita Baptist (NCAA D2)||5|
|Goalkeeper||Juan Somoza||2/1/1994||Campbellsville University (NAIA)||0|
|Goalkeeper||Marc Olsen||7/18/1996||University of Central Arkansas (NCAA D1)||9|
|Goalkeeper||Jorge Cabrera||9/16/1997||Houston Baptist University (NCAA D1)||0|
|Defender||Archie Massen||6/5/1994||UTRGV (NCAA D1)||11||2||1|
|Defender||Gonzalo Orozco||5/23/1993||St. Mary’s University (NCAA D2)||4|
|Defender||Remy Broekmans||5/12/1993||XerxesDZB (Holland)||10|
|Defender||Enrique Gonzalez||10/24/1990||Houston Dutch Lions FC (PDL)||8|
|Defender||Jose Hernandez||6/13/1994||Houston Dutch Lions FC (PDL)||2|
|Defender||Nate Coons||5/1//1995||St. Edwards (NCAA D2)||2|
|Defender||Habib Balarebe||6/29/1996||St. Mary’s University (NCAA D2)||3|
|Defender||Antonio Arana||2/25/1997||St. Edwards (NCAA D2)||4|
|Midfielder||Shane Dockery||6/26/1994||West Texas A&M (NCAA D2)||0|
|Midfielder||Henrique Pires||10/22/1994||Jamestown (NCAA D2)||13||1|
|Midfielder||Grant Mobley||12/6/1994||St. Edwards (NCAA D2)||0|
|Midfielder||Felix Verhaar||10/31/1991||VOC Rotterdam (Holland)||13||4|
|Midfielder||Jerry Scholman||3/6/1992||Zwaluwen (Holland)||13||6||2|
|Midfielder||Charlie Foster||1/24/1995||Jamestown (NCAA D2)||0|
|Midfielder||Lucas Loureiro||12/3/1994||Southwestern University (NAIA)||10||2|
|Midfielder||Matheus Goveia||1/22/1995||Southwestern University (NAIA)||7||1|
|Forward||Chuy Cortes||9/5/1989||Austin Aztex (PDL)||13||4||5|
|Forward||Pablo Covarrubias||12/2/1995||St. Edwards (NCAA D2)||12||5||6|
|Forward||Carlos Acevedo||11/10/1994||UTRGV (NCAA D1)||12||4|
|Forward||Jorge Contreras||4/19/1994||St. Thomas (NAIA)||9||1||1|
|Forward||Dylan Armstrong||3/24/1997||St. Edwards (NCAA D2)||11||4||2|
|Forward||Oumar Fofana||4/28/1994||Real MC United (HFA)||8||3|
|Forward||Yinka Lawal||8/14/1991||Lincoln Memorial University (NCAA D2)||13||4||2|
March 21st, 2017. Conroe, Texas – The Dutch Lions FC team is excited to announce the coaching staff for the National Premier Soccer League 2017 season. Going into his fourth season as Head Coach, Marco Pruis is pleased to have Assistant Coach Michiel van de Heijning return for his third consecutive season. As Goalkeeper Coach, Leroy Zuiddam will complete the coaching staff for the 2017 season.
Head Coach Marco Pruis stated in an earlier interview: ”We are very pleased to have Michiel return to the staff, as he has many years of coaching under his belt, from Netherlands to here. Leroy brings international experience from Lithuania, as well as experience working with the professional Sparta Rotterdam. We can’t wait for the season to start, as we try to keep the south-central championship at the Dutch Lions FC and celebrate our first year qualifying for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.”
Photo below, from left to right: Michiel van de Heijning, Marco Pruis & Leroy Zuiddam.
Houston Dutch Lions FC Soccer Facility
14562 I-45 South
Conroe, Texas 77384
Alternative Mailing Address
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The Woodlands, Tx 77380