3/20/2010: DDL F.C. Sign Three From Second Tryout

Saturday, March 20, 2010 Ryan Kozlowski

Alex Van der Sluijs - Forward
From Dayton, Ohio- Played for Wilmington College and the Cinncinati Kings

Was a three year starter for Wilmington College and a two-time forward of the year in the OAC with them. Van der Sluijs last collegiate season was in 2006 where he scored 15 goals and had 8 assists in 18 appearances for the Quakers. Van der Sluijs also played in the PDL in 2007 for the Cinncinati Kings and is currently the head coach of D-III side Defiance College.

Van der Sluijs impressed in the second tryouts by scoring a goal in the third game. With him and Steven McCarthy, the Dutch Lions probably have two of the most profilic goalscorers in the OAC over the last five years.

The Van der Sluijs family with Alex on the roster and Derek Van der Sluijs as the Office Manager for the Dayton office, have quite a connection with the team.

Evan Schwartz - Right Back
Juno Beach, FL- Played for Bredablik in Iceland, IMG Academy

Is a right back with good speed who can get forward. Played last season with Bredablik in Iceland. Had 10 appearances with 3 goals over his two seasons in Iceland. Was in the IMG Academy and also has played against youth or academy teams such as Chelsea, Millwall, Sheffield United, PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord, Palmeiras, Sao Paolo, Curitiba, Atletico Paranaense, Pente Puerte, Flamengo, Corinthians and etc. Was wanted by a couple of USL-2 and USL-1 teams but decided to go with the Dutch Lions instead (likely because Tammer and Mossel have more connections in Europe).

I actually went with him and the owners after the second tryout to the Pub, good lad. Might try to get an interview with him going like I did with Kyle. Here's an interview with the main website though until then.

Brett Jones
Played with Crew Reserves, Cincinnati Kings, and FC Den Bosch in Holland - Went to Wright State University

I'm guessing that Brett Jones is this guy (scroll down to the U-12 coaches). If so, Jones was a first team player in Wright State's conference way back in 2002, he tried his luck overseas in Holland (which makes him more than likely the guy), then played for the Crew reserves in 2005 and the Cincinnati Kings from 2005 to 2007. Could be someone else, but this was the only guy online that made sense to me in this area.

If so, Jones would be the oldest American on the team at 29 years of age. He would also likely be offered some sort of role in the Dutch Lions youth academy based on his experience in the Crew Juniors Academy.


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