Crew, Boca, and Argentinian legend Guillermo Barros Schelotto and the other starters for the MLS Columbus Crew (winners of the 2008 MLS Cup and the 2008 & 2009 Supporters Shield) will start and play at least 60 minutes, if not more, in their matchup against the Dayton Dutch Lions on June 19th at 6:30 p.m.. The Crew are contracted to play their starters for at least 60 minutes in the matchup at Bajuan Field as part of the deal to switch their friendly with the Lions from April to June.

The Columbus Crew are currently tied for first place in the MLS's Eastern Conference with a 6-2-3 record and 21 points. The team looks to battle and win their second MLS Cup in three years and their third supporters shield in three years this season. Likewise, the Dayton Dutch Lions have high aspirations to win the PDL championship this year and to go the farthest out of all the PDL teams in the U.S. Open Cup.

Talented Dutch Lions winger Bas Ent (with 1 goal and 6 assists on the PDL season) will look to give Gino Padula and the Crew defense problems in the Battle of Ohio.

Currently both teams are going through a rough patch in form; as in their last three games the Crew have lost two and tied one, while the Dutch Lions dropped their first game in a 4-1 loss last night. Proof that even good teams have bad weeks. But, both teams will look to pick it up next weekend in the Battle of Ohio, as both clubs look to get their seasons back on track. Bajuan Field will be packed and tickets are going fast, so to purchase your tickets click here before it's too late.!

I'll have plenty of coverage and breakdown on The Orange Legionnaire in the buildup to this game on June 19th as I know both the Crew (as I have written on them the last three years at my Crew website: and now the Dutch Lions pretty well.
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