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Encyclopedia > USL Premier Development League

The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. It is popular with U.S. college players since they can play in it during the summer months and still maintain their collegiate eligibility. A maximum of eight players on each team's 26-man roster can be over 23 years old, and at least three players on each team's roster must be 18 or younger. The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). ... The American Soccer Pyramid is a term used in soccer to describe the structure of the league system in the United States. ...

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History

In 1986 the USL Premier Development League formed just 1 year after NASL shut down due to financial troubles. Its main purpose was to improve soccer capabilites to many urban areas throughout thr USA and Canada. Today some of the PDL teams serve as farm teams to United Soccer Leagues and Major League Soccer clubs. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NASL logo North American Soccer League (NASL) was a professional American soccer league that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... Finance addresses the ways in which individuals, business entities and other organizations allocate and use monetary resources over time. ... Football is the name given to a number of different team sports. ... Urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of man-made structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). ... MLS logo For the defunct indoor soccer league, see Major Soccer League. ...


Current Events

The 2005 cup winner was the Des Moines Menace. The Des Moines Menace are a soccer club based in Waukee, Iowa. ...


For 2006, the Northern Virginia Royals will move down from the USL Second Division, while the Virginia Beach Mariners of the USL First Division will field an affiliate, the Virginia Beach Submariners. Expansion teams are added in Atlanta, Delaware, Ogden (Utah), San Fernando Valley (California), and St. Louis. Memphis and Toledo leave the league. Nevada and Springfield will be relocated, with new franchises going to San Gabriel (California) -- playing as a Los Angeles franchise -- and San Francisco, where the Bay Seals will be revived. The Northern Virginia Royals are a third division mens professional soccer team in the Second Division of the USL. While the team has not made an official announcement, it is reported that they will drop to amateur status in the Premier Development League for 2006. ... The United Soccer Leagues Second Division is a professional mens soccer league in North America, part of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) league pyramid. ... The Virginia Beach Mariners are an American soccer club, who currently play in the USL First Division of the United Soccer Leagues, the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy behind Major League Soccer. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... The Virginia Beach Mariners are an American soccer club, who currently play in the USL First Division of the United Soccer Leagues, the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy behind Major League Soccer. ... The Delaware Dynasty is a soccer team based in Newark, Delaware; and play in the USL Premier Development League. ... The Ogden Outlaws are a Premier Development League franchise based in Ogden, Utah. ... The Memphis Express is a USL Premier Development League soccer team that is based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... The Toledo Slayers are a USL Premier Development League team located in Toledo, Ohio. ... The Nevada Wonders are a USL Premier Development League soccer team based in Carson City, Nevada. ... The Springfield Storm are a USL Premier Development League franchise that are currently stationed in the city of Springfield, Illinois. ... The San Francisco Bay Seals is a soccer club based in San Francisco, California, USA. The team was originally started in 1993 as the San Francisco All-Blacks of the USISL. They became the Bay Seals in 1996 and moved up to the A-League in 1998. ...


2006 Teams

Central Conference

Great Lakes Division

Year Founded 1997 League Major League Soccer Stadium Soldier Field Coach Dave Sarachan, 2003- All-Time Leaders* Games C.J. Brown, Jesse Marsch, 172 Goals Ante Razov, 76 Assists Peter Nowak, 48 Points Ante Razov, 190 Shutouts Zach Thornton, 44 First Game Miami Fusion 0 - 2 Chicago Fire (Lockhart Stadium... The Cleveland Internationals are a USL Premier Development League team and a W-League soccer teams, based in Lakewood, Ohio. ... The Fort Wayne Fever are a soccer team that currently play in the USL Premier Development League that are stationed in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The Indiana Invaders F.C. are USL Premier Development League, W-League and a Super Y-League teams all based in South Bend, Indiana, where they all play at a soccer-specific stadium, known as the Invaders Soccer Complex. ... The Kalamazoo Kingdom is a USL Premier Development League team based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ... The Michigan Bucks are a USL Premier Development League team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The West Michigan Edge are a USL Premier Development League team based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ...

Heartland Division

Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Invesco Field Coach Fernando Clavijo All-Time Leaders* Games Chris Henderson, 170 Goals Paul Bravo, 39 Assists Chris Henderson, 48 Points Chris Henderson, 108 Shutouts Scott Garlick, 14 First Game Kansas City Wiz 3 - 0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996... The Colorado Springs Blizzard are a USL Premier Development League team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... The Des Moines Menace are a soccer club based in Waukee, Iowa. ... The Kansas City Brass is a USL Premier Development League soccer club based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... REDIRECT Template: PDL Team The Sioux Falls Spitfire is a PDL soccer club that plays in the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. External links Sioux Falls Spitfire Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | United States soccer clubs | South Dakota sports ... The St. ... The Thunder Bay Chill is a football (soccer) team playing out of Thunder Bay, Ontario. ...

Eastern Conference

Mid Atlantic Division

The Northern Virginia Royals are a third division mens professional soccer team in the Second Division of the USL. While the team has not made an official announcement, it is reported that they will drop to amateur status in the Premier Development League for 2006. ... The Richmond Kickers are an American professional soccer team, which currently plays in the USL First Division, the second division of the United States. ... The Virginia Beach Mariners are an American soccer club, who currently play in the USL First Division of the United Soccer Leagues, the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy behind Major League Soccer. ... The West Virginia Choas are a USL Premier Development League club that currently play in Charleston, West Virginia. ... The Williamsburg Legacy is a USL Premier Development League soccer team based in Williamsburg, Virginia. ...

New England Division

Image:Albany Admirals logo. ... The Cape Cod Crusaders are a Premier Development League soccer club based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ... The Ottawa Fury is a soccer (football) club operating in Ottawa, Canada. ... The Rhode Island Stingrays are a PDL team based in Providence, Rhode Island. ... The Vermont Voltage are a USL Premier Development League, club that play in St. ...

Northeast Division

The Brooklyn Knights are a Premier Development League club based in Brooklyn, New York. ... The Delaware Dynasty is a soccer team based in Newark, Delaware; and play in the USL Premier Development League. ... Located in Ocean City, New Jersey the Ocean City Barons are one of the 53 USL Premier Development League teams. ... The Westchester Flames F.C. are a Premier Development League franchise based in New Rochelle, New York. ...

Southern Conference

Mid South Division

The Austin Lightning is a PDL soccer team based in Austin, Texas USA. External links Official website Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | United States soccer clubs | Austin sports ... The DFW Tornados, also known as the Dallas-Fort Worth Tornadoes, is a PDL soccer club located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ... The El Paso Patriots are a USL Premier Development League team located in El Paso, Texas. ... The Laredo Heat Soccer Club are a USL Premier Development League team based in Laredo, Texas. ... New Orleans Shell Shockers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

South Atlantic Division

The Atlanta Silverbacks are an American professional soccer club who currently play in the USL First Division, a division of the United Soccer Leagues, and the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy. ... The Augusta FireBall United, are United States Soccer Team that play in the USL Premier Development League, and host their home games in Augusta, Georgia. ... Carolina Dynamo was founded in 1993 as Greensboro Dynamo and was renamed in 1996, following a move to the United Soccer Leagues. ... Year Founded 1989 League USL Premier Development League Stadium Ezell Park Coach Andy Poklad, 2001- All-Time Leaders* Games - Goals - Assists - Points - Shutouts - First Game - Largest Win - Worst Defeat - PDL Championship - US Open Cup None *all stats for MLS regular season only The Nashville Metros are a Nashville, Tennessee Premier... The Raliegh C.A.S.L. Elite are a PDL club located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...

Southeast Division

Ajax Orlando Prospects is an American soccer club, based in Orlando, Florida, which currently participates in the Premier Development League, an amateur league at the lowest rung of the United States soccer pyramid. ... The Bradenton Academics are a USL Premier Development League soccer team located in Bradenton, Florida. ... The Central Florida Kraze are a USL Premier Development based in Lake Mary, Florida. ... The Cocoa Expos are a Premier Development League franchise that play in Cocoa, Florida. ... The Palm Beach Pumas are a PDL team that are currently stationed in the city of Palm Beach, Florida. ...

Western Conference

Northwest Division

The Abbotsford Rangers are a Canadian soccer club, (currently in the PDL), that play in Abbotsford, British Colombia. ... The BYU Cougars are an amateur soccer team, that currently plays in the Premier Developmental League of the United States. ... The Cascade Surge are a USL Premier Development League team based in Salem, Oregon, they currently play at McCulloch Stadium which is used for the football and soccer teams at Willamette University. ... The Ogden Outlaws are a Premier Development League franchise based in Ogden, Utah. ... The Spokane Shadow is an USL Premier Development League team based in Spokane, Washington. ... Yakima Reds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

Southwest Division

The Bakersfield Brigade is a USL Premier Development League soccer team that is based in Bakersfield, California. ... California Gold F.C. are a minor league soccer club that play in USL Second Division, USL Premier Development League, and sponser the USL Super Youth League. ... The Fresno Fuego is a soccer club located in Fresno, California. ... Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ... The Orange County Blue Star is a USL Premier Development League soccer club based in Orange County, California. ... The San Diego Gauchos are a PDL team that play in San Diego, California. ... The San Fernando Valley Quakes are an American soccer founded in 2006 team located in the San Fernando Valley. ... The San Francisco Bay Seals is a soccer club based in San Francisco, California, USA. The team was originally started in 1993 as the San Francisco All-Blacks of the USISL. They became the Bay Seals in 1996 and moved up to the A-League in 1998. ... The Southern California Seahores are USL Premier Development club based in LA Miranda, California. ...

Complete team list

The Abbotsford Rangers are a Canadian soccer club, (currently in the PDL), that play in Abbotsford, British Colombia. ... Ajax Orlando Prospects is an American soccer club, based in Orlando, Florida, which currently participates in the Premier Development League, an amateur league at the lowest rung of the United States soccer pyramid. ... Image:Albany Admirals logo. ... This article is about the city in Arizona. ... The Augusta FireBall United, are United States Soccer Team that play in the USL Premier Development League, and host their home games in Augusta, Georgia. ... The Austin Lightning is a PDL soccer team based in Austin, Texas USA. External links Official website Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | United States soccer clubs | Austin sports ... The Bakersfield Brigade is a USL Premier Development League soccer team that is based in Bakersfield, California. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Invesco Field Coach Fernando Clavijo All-Time Leaders* Games Chris Henderson, 170 Goals Paul Bravo, 39 Assists Chris Henderson, 48 Points Chris Henderson, 108 Shutouts Scott Garlick, 14 First Game Kansas City Wiz 3 - 0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996... The Bradenton Academics are a USL Premier Development League soccer team located in Bradenton, Florida. ... The Brooklyn Knights are a Premier Development League club based in Brooklyn, New York. ... The BYU Cougars are an amateur soccer team, that currently plays in the Premier Developmental League of the United States. ... The Calgary Mustangs were a Calgary, Alberta, based A-League professional soccer team, that played in 2004. ... California Gold F.C. are a minor league soccer club that play in USL Second Division, USL Premier Development League, and sponser the USL Super Youth League. ... The Cape Cod Crusaders are a Premier Development League soccer club based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ... Carolina Dynamo was founded in 1993 as Greensboro Dynamo and was renamed in 1996, following a move to the United Soccer Leagues. ... The Cascade Surge are a USL Premier Development League team based in Salem, Oregon, they currently play at McCulloch Stadium which is used for the football and soccer teams at Willamette University. ... The Central Florida Kraze are a USL Premier Development based in Lake Mary, Florida. ... Year Founded 1997 League Major League Soccer Stadium Soldier Field Coach Dave Sarachan, 2003- All-Time Leaders* Games C.J. Brown, Jesse Marsch, 172 Goals Ante Razov, 76 Assists Peter Nowak, 48 Points Ante Razov, 190 Shutouts Zach Thornton, 44 First Game Miami Fusion 0 - 2 Chicago Fire (Lockhart Stadium... The Chico Rooks is a National Premier Soccer League professional soccer team, based in Chico, California. ... The Cincinnati Riverhawks were a United Soccer Leagues team from 1998 to 2003. ... The Cleveland Internationals are a USL Premier Development League team and a W-League soccer teams, based in Lakewood, Ohio. ... The Cocoa Expos are a Premier Development League franchise that play in Cocoa, Florida. ... The Colorado Springs Blizzard are a USL Premier Development League team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... The Des Moines Menace are a soccer club based in Waukee, Iowa. ... The DFW Tornados, also known as the Dallas-Fort Worth Tornadoes, is a PDL soccer club located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ... The El Paso Patriots are a USL Premier Development League team located in El Paso, Texas. ... The Fort Wayne Fever are a soccer team that currently play in the USL Premier Development League that are stationed in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... The Fresno Fuego is a soccer club located in Fresno, California. ... The Indiana Invaders F.C. are USL Premier Development League, W-League and a Super Y-League teams all based in South Bend, Indiana, where they all play at a soccer-specific stadium, known as the Invaders Soccer Complex. ... Located in Ocean City, New Jersey the Ocean City Barons are one of the 53 USL Premier Development League teams. ... The Kalamazoo Kingdom is a USL Premier Development League team based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ... The Kansas City Brass is a USL Premier Development League soccer club based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Laredo Heat Soccer Club are a USL Premier Development League team based in Laredo, Texas. ... The Abraham Lincoln Brigade was an organization of United States volunteers supporting or fighting for the anti-fascist Spanish Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War as part of the International Brigade. ... The Memphis Express is a USL Premier Development League soccer team that is based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... The Michigan Bucks are a USL Premier Development League team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Year Founded 1989 League USL Premier Development League Stadium Ezell Park Coach Andy Poklad, 2001- All-Time Leaders* Games - Goals - Assists - Points - Shutouts - First Game - Largest Win - Worst Defeat - PDL Championship - US Open Cup None *all stats for MLS regular season only The Nashville Metros are a Nashville, Tennessee Premier... The Nevada Wonders are a USL Premier Development League soccer team based in Carson City, Nevada. ... New Orleans Shell Shockers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The North Jersey Imperials were a soccer club based in Paramus, New Jersey. ... The Northern Virginia Royals are a third division mens professional soccer team in the Second Division of the USL. While the team has not made an official announcement, it is reported that they will drop to amateur status in the Premier Development League for 2006. ... Located in Ocean City, New Jersey the Ocean City Barons are one of the 53 USL Premier Development League teams. ... This article is in need of attention. ... The Orange County Blue Star is a USL Premier Development League soccer club based in Orange County, California. ... The Orlando Lions are a defunct USL A team that played during the 1990 season along with 9 other teams. ... The Ottawa Fury is a soccer (football) club operating in Ottawa, Canada. ... The Palm Beach Pumas are a PDL team that are currently stationed in the city of Palm Beach, Florida. ... The Raliegh C.A.S.L. Elite are a PDL club located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Rhode Island Stingrays are a PDL team based in Providence, Rhode Island. ... The Richmond Kickers are an American professional soccer team, which will move to the USL Second Division, the third level of the United States soccer pyramid, for 2006, after several years in the second level (USISL, A-League, and USL First Division). ... The Richmond Kickers are an American professional soccer team, which currently plays in the USL First Division, the second division of the United States. ... The San Diego Gauchos are a PDL team that play in San Diego, California. ... The San Francisco Bay Seals is a soccer club based in San Francisco, California, USA. The team was originally started in 1993 as the San Francisco All-Blacks of the USISL. They became the Bay Seals in 1996 and moved up to the A-League in 1998. ... REDIRECT Template: PDL Team The Sioux Falls Spitfire is a PDL soccer club that plays in the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. External links Sioux Falls Spitfire Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | United States soccer clubs | South Dakota sports ... The Southern California Seahores are USL Premier Development club based in LA Miranda, California. ... The Spokane Shadow is an USL Premier Development League team based in Spokane, Washington. ... The Springfield Storm are a USL Premier Development League franchise that are currently stationed in the city of Springfield, Illinois. ... The Thunder Bay Chill is a football (soccer) team playing out of Thunder Bay, Ontario. ... The Toledo Slayers are a USL Premier Development League team located in Toledo, Ohio. ... The Vermont Voltage are a USL Premier Development League, club that play in St. ... The West Michigan Edge are a USL Premier Development League team based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... The West Virginia Choas are a USL Premier Development League club that currently play in Charleston, West Virginia. ... The Westchester Flames F.C. are a Premier Development League franchise based in New Rochelle, New York. ... The Williamsburg Legacy is a USL Premier Development League soccer team based in Williamsburg, Virginia. ... Yakima Reds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

Average Attendance

  • Regular Season Playoffs
  • 2005: 868/2,072
  • 2004: 757/1,727
  • 2003: 752/1,355
  • 2002: 703/1,019
  • 2001: 722/983
  • 2000: 684/982
  • 1999: 420/988
  • 1998: 587/849
  • 1997: 345/900
  • 1996: 689/1,047
  • 1995: 422/1,502
  • 1994: 234/955
  • 1993: 503/722
  • 1992: 411/242
  • 1991: 355/100
  • 1990: 155/67
  • 1989: 193/450
  • 1988: 103/291
  • 1987: 123/144
  • 1986: 905/707


United Soccer Leagues
1st Division: Atlanta Silverbacks | Charleston Battery | Miami FC | Minnesota Thunder | Montreal Impact | Portland Timbers
Puerto Rico Islanders | Rochester Raging Rhinos | Seattle Sounders | Vancouver Whitecaps | Toronto Lynx | Virginia Beach Mariners
2nd Division: Charlotte Eagles | Cincinnati Kings | Harrisburg City Islanders | Long Island Rough Riders
New Hampshire Phantoms | Pittsburgh Riverhounds | Richmond Kickers | Western Mass Pioneers | Wilmington Hammerheads
Premier Development League
Super Y-League
W-League

The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... The Atlanta Silverbacks are an American professional soccer club who currently play in the USL First Division, a division of the United Soccer Leagues, and the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy. ... The Charleston Battery is a U.S. professional mens soccer team based in Charleston, South Carolina. ... Miami FC are an American professional soccer club which will join the USL First Division, a division of the United Soccer Leagues, in 2006. ... The Minnesota Thunder were founded in 1990 as an amateur American mens soccer team. ... The Montreal Impact (French: Impact de Montréal) is a soccer team in the North American USL First Division. ... The Portland Timbers are Portland, Oregons entry in the USL First Division, the second tier of professional soccer in the United States. ... The Puerto Rico Islanders are a Puerto Rican soccer team, which currently plays in the USL First Division, the second division of the United States of America, that currently play their home games at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. ... The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York. ... The Seattle Sounders are two U.S. professional soccer teams based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Whitecaps (officially Whitecaps F.C.) are a Canadian professional soccer team, which currently plays in the USL First Division (formerly the A-League) of the United Soccer Leagues (USL), the largest system of national soccer leagues in North America. ... The Toronto Lynx is a soccer team that plays in the North American USL First Division, which is the second division for the United States and top division for Canada. ... The Virginia Beach Mariners are an American soccer club, who currently play in the USL First Division of the United Soccer Leagues, the second division in the US Soccer hierarchy behind Major League Soccer. ... The United Soccer Leagues Second Division is a professional mens soccer league in North America, part of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) league pyramid. ... The Charlotte Eagles are a professional soccer club based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Cincinnati Kings crest. ... The Harrisburg City Islanders are a minor league soccer team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... The Long Island Rough Riders are an American professional soccer team, that play in the USL Second Division, the third level in the American soccer pyramid. ... The New Hampshire Phantoms are a minor league soccer team based in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are a USL Second Division soccer team. ... The Richmond Kickers are an American professional soccer team, which will move to the USL Second Division, the third level of the United States soccer pyramid, for 2006, after several years in the second level (USISL, A-League, and USL First Division). ... The Western Mass Pioneers are a minor league soccer team based in Ludlow, Massachusetts. ... The Wilmington Hammerheads are a minor league soccer team based in Wilmington, North Carolina. ... The Super Y-League is the highest form of american and canadian youth soccer. ... The W-League is the first modern womens soccer league in the United States pyramid. ...

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The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid.
The United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues Premier Development Soccer League, more commonly known simply as the Premier League, was formed as an amateur league apart from the professional USISL Pro League teams.
For 2007, the Toronto Lynx will move down from the USL First Division, the Long Island Rough Riders will move down from the USL Second Division, and expansion teams will be added in Baton Rouge, Fredericksburg, Jackson, Lancaster, Spokane, Springfield and Ventura.
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United Soccer Leagues announced the official alignment for the 2007 Premier Development League season.
The Spitfire finished the 2006 season, their second in the eight-team Heartland Division of United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League, with a record of 4-9-3.
United Soccer Leagues announced today the Ventura County Fusion as its newest Premier Development League franchise.
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