The Cincinnati Saints ownership group will be moving their National Premier Soccer League Franchise to the City of Dayton. The new club will undergo a complete rebranding that will reflect the Dayton community. The club will begin play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) in May of 2016. The Cincinnati Saints, founded in 2009, played in the National Premier Soccer League, for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
The club will be led by owner David Satterwhite, who brings 6 years of ownership experience. Satterwhite ran the Cincinnati Saints, from 2009-2015 and is excited to bring his grassroots approach to building a soccer club to the Gem City. The club will focus on being an extension of the Dayton community, looking for opportunities to serve its city and grow the beautiful game locally.
Former Wright State University head coach David Wall will lead the club. Wall served as head coach of the Saints, the past two seasons. He currently coaches within the Metro FC Academy, in Dayton.
“It’s our goal to bring Dayton a club that represents the city, a club that the city can be proud to call their own. We want to be a reflection of all the great qualities that make up Dayton.”- David Satterwhite
National Premier League Soccer (NPSL) is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the governing body of soccer in the United States. In 2014, it became the largest national soccer league in the US Soccer development pyramid. The NPSL had 68 clubs compete in 2015.
A formal press conference will be held later this month announcing the team name, logo, home venue, as well as many other important details.
Written by: Jeremy Lance