Dan Dwyer of the Dayton Dynamo pushes the ball up the field during a game at Welcome Stadium last season. TODD JACKSON/STAFF

Dynamo realigns with NPSL Midwest East

The Dayton Dynamo FC will realign with the National Premier Soccer League in the Midwest East Conference for the coming season the team announced on Thursday. Joining the Dynamo are the Erie Commodores, Buffalo, Fort Pitt, Rochester Riverdogz and the 2016 PSL National champions AFC Cleveland.

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The Dynamo were members of the fourth-division NPSL Midwest Region Great Lakes Conference last season, their first in a return to area professional outdoor soccer. Home games also will switch from Dayton’s Welcome Stadium to Roger Glass Stadium at Chaminade Julienne High School.

“We are excited with the new changes,” Dynamo President David Satterwhite said in a release. “Having Cleveland in our conference allows us to build a great in-state rivalry.”

The Dynamo season begins in May. Their schedule has not been announced.