Dayton Dynamo recruiting players for inaugural season

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Dynamo took it’s next step tonight leading into the team’s inaugural season.

The team left the Gem City back in 1995 and after years of being the Cincinnati Silverbacks, it’s back with a familiar name.

More than fifty men took to the turf Sunday night inside the Dayton Sports Complex, all looking for a spot on minor league soccer team.

“We’re looking for goal scorers. Who can step up and score goals at the National Premier Soccer League level. It gives a great platform for young college players coming through or just finished college to extend their playing career, said head coach Dave Wall.

The team’s president and CEO, David Satterwhite said reviving the “Dayton Dynamo” name was a good call and is already working in its favor.

“The way that the word has spread without us really getting out there and marketing yet has been unbelievable,” Satterwhite said.

“The Dynamo is a well established name here in Dayton. It’s great to see some of the former players here from when they played. Bringing the name back to the city was the right thing to do,” said Wall.

Last Friday, the team announced it was holding tryouts on Sunday and soon after dozens registered online.

Showing a positive start for the former Cincinnati based soccer team, now calling Dayton home, once again.

“We’re excited and there’s good talent in the Dayton area. Hopefully they can come out and be a part of this,” said Wall.

The team is looking to fill roughly thirty spots and is currently planning another tryout night for the Spring, before the National Premier Soccer League season starts in May. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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