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DAYTON — The Dayton Dutch Lions Futbol Club announced Monday it had signed midfielder Sabastien Maurice Thuriere and midfielder/forward Cameron Vickers for the 2014 season.

Thuriere spent the 2013 season with VSI Tampa Bay, registering 24 appearances and 18 starts with the club and scored one goal with four assists. He started in the team’s first-ever United Soccer League Pro match.

“Sebastian had a great rookie season for VSI in 2013 and players can only get better in their second USL PRO season,” Dayton Dutch Lions coach Sid van Druenen remarked. “Sebastian will not be an exception. He is the perfect combination for a holding midfielder as he has strength, works very hard, and is also a technical player with a strong long pass.”

The St. Petersburg, Fla. native was a standout at the University of South Florida after an amazing career at Seminole HS, which included being named to RISE Magazine’s All Soccer Area Team in 2007 and 2008.

“I’m excited to be in a new atmosphere and I am also looking forward with working with the Dayton Dutch Lions coaching staff,” Thuriere commented. “I think it is a good environment for me to grow as a footballer. My goal is to make a positive impact and help Dayton reach their goals.”

Vickers led Phoenix FC in assists in 2013 while making 15 appearances. The Lake Tappas, Wash. native also spent time with the Portland Timbers U-23s after starring at Sonoma State University.

“Cameron is an old-fashioned winger who can get up and down the wing all game and can send a quality ball into the box,” van Druenen added. “He brings USL PRO experience to our roster as he spent the 2013 season with Phoenix.”

Vickers said he was ready for the 2014 season to begin.

“I’m very excited about joining the team this season,” Vickers concluded. “I admired the style of play that they had last season and am happy to be a part of it this year. I’m ready for the season to start so we can make some noise in the USL.”

The Dutch Lions men’s team begin their 2014 season on the road March 30 against the New York Red Bull Reserves. The team’s first home game will be held 7 p.m. April 19 against the Rochester Rhinos at a venue yet to be determined.

Story courtesy of the Dayton Dutch Lions Futbol Club

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