The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Dutch Lions FC has
relocated to Olympia Heights, FL and will now be known as Miami Dutch Lions FC.
“Houston Dutch Lions FC wants to focus completely on the youth academy,” Dutch Lions FC
CEO Robbert Kroeze said. “Plus, we believe that the Miami market, in combination with our team playing in Tropical Park Stadium, will have a much bigger chance of drawing a large fan base.”
Miami Dutch Lions FC will play their home matches at Tropical Park Stadium, a 7.000-seat
stadium located in Olympia Heights. The facility hosted games for the 2006 CONCACAF
Women’s Gold Cup.
Dutch Lions FC have been a successful organization in the NPSL, registering an overall record
of 26-7-5 record from 2016-2018. 2016 saw Dutch Lions FC make a strong postseason run with
playoff wins over Wichita and Tulsa. The club would qualify for the 2017 U.S. Open Cup,
defeating NTX Rayados 3-1 before falling side San Antonio FC 2-1 one week later. Another
strong season came in 2018 when Dutch Lions FC finished with a 9-4 record and a +32 goal
The organization is led by Kroeze and Marco Pruis, who oversees the coaching staff.
“With the announcement of Inter Miami with David Beckham, we believe the soccer market in
the Miami region will only increase the coming years,” Kroeze added. “Besides that, there is a
large Dutch business community in the Miami region that is interested in supporting a Dutch-
styled soccer team that consists of several players and coaches from the Netherlands. We want
to provide an exciting game of soccer to the local soccer community and hope to build a solid fan
base in the coming years combined with providing young talented players from the Miami region
a chance to be scouted and become professional players in the U.S. or Europe.”
More information about the club can be found at www.mdlfc.com or by following the club on
Facebook (@MiamiDLFC), Instagram (@MiamiDLFC), and Twitter (@MiamiDLFC).