April 22, 2016 PARTNERSHIP
ESPN showing USL matches
TAMPA, Fla. -- ESPN and the United Soccer League have announced a partnership that will include 20 regular-season matches, plus the USL Championship game, on an over-the-air ESPN network.
January 20, 2016 LINED UP
USL set with 29 teams
The USL Wednesday announced the alignment, plus regular season and playoff format for the 2016 USL season, with 29 teams set to compete in the league’s sixth season.
October 22, 2015 GOING TO KANSAS CITY
Sporting adds USL club, Swope Park Rangers KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo.---Sporting Kansas City has been awarded the United Soccer League's 30th franchise, which will begin play in 2016 as the Swope Park Rangers KC. The Rangers are the USL’s 11th MLS-owned and operated club and will play at Swope Soccer Village.
July 21, 2015 USL REVIEW
Leaders stay in place
With many of the top teams in the Western Conference earning draws in Week 18, the leaderboard remains the same with Seattle Sounders FC 2 and the LA Galaxy II atop the West in points. In the Eastern Conference, the second-place Charleston Battery and third-place Louisville City FC each won during the weekend, cutting into Rochester’s lead after the unbeaten Rhinos came away with a draw.
July 15, 2015 USL REVIEW
S2 reclaim first in West; Rio Grande to join league
The USL’s Western Conference ended Week 17 of the season with a familiar name at the top, as Seattle Sounders FC 2 recorded a resounding win to reclaim first place in the standings. While S2 was taking care of business at home, the LA Galaxy II were as impressive on the road, as Los Dos continued their impressive second season in the USL.
July 8, 2015 USL REVIEW
Louisville City draws another club record crowd
Louisville City FC continued its remarkable inaugural season on and off the field on Saturday, as another club-record crowd saw the host take victory against the Richmond Kickers at Slugger Field. Meanwhile, the playoff races in both conferences continued to heat up, with six points separating five teams in the East in the race for the final two playoff berths, and four points separating five teams in the West looking to find their way into the postseason.
July 1, 2015 USL REVIEW
Rhinos extend record streak to 14
With their 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday, the Rochester Rhinos extend their undefeated streak to 14 games, a club record. While the Rhinos went five points clear in the USL’s Eastern Conference, however, the Western Conference remained jumbled, as wins and losses led to another new look at the top of the standings.
June 17, 2015 USL REVIEW
Rhinos extend unbeaten streak
As the 2015 USL Regular Season neared the midway point, two sides continued remarkable runs of form to highlight Week 13’s action. The top of the Eastern Conference continued to be held by the Rochester Rhinos, who extended their undefeated start to the season to 12 games, while a new side claimed first place in the West as OKC Energy FC maintained its upper hand against in-state rival Tulsa.
June 9, 2015 USL REVIEW
Road victories tighten Western Standings
If there’s been a motif for the USL’s Western Conference this season, it has been the week-to-week unpredictability of results. That theme continued in Week 12 of the season, as surprise road victories left the standings even tighter that when the week began.
June 2, 2015 USL REVIEW
Riverhounds stage an epic comeback
PITTSBURGH---The Riverhounds recorded the most remarkable victory in their history as they rallied to a 6-5 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders in the Keystone Derby at Highmark Stadium, as the two teams set a new USL regular-season record for most combined goals in a game.
May 26, 2015 USL REVIEW
Seattle returns to top, OKC, Tulsa take weather-affected wins
The USL’s Western Conference has seen numerous surprises already this season, and the 10th week of the season continued that trend as the weekend concluded with two points separating seven teams in the middle of the standings. Unpredictable weather also played a role, as three of the week’s 10 games saw delays, including a thrilling contest in the battle for the King’s Cup.
May 19, 2015 USL REVIEW
Rhinos remain unbeaten
The ninth week of the USL season brought to an end a pair of streaks in the Western Conference, and the continuation of a pair in the Eastern Conference as the standings continued to fluctuate with the season one-third complete. With nine points separating the top nine teams in the Western Conference, the league continues to produce surprises in the race for the postseason.
May 14, 2015 USL REVIEW
Late winners change standings
Late game-winners featured prominently in Week 8 in the USL, as teams made moves up the standings - or in the case of the Rochester Rhinos, maintained the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Saint Louis and Charlotte also took impressive wins, as the two expansion sides made their cases as playoff contenders later this season.
May 5, 2015 USL REVIEW
Rhinos extend unbeaten streak
The first quarter of the 2015 USL season concluded this past week, as two new teams moved to the top of their respective conference standings. The Rochester Rhinos extended their undefeated streak north of the border, while Seattle Sounders FC 2 maintained its perfect home record with a comeback victory, as the race for the postseason saw some interesting twists and turns during the weekend’s 10 games.
April 29, 2015 USL REVIEW
OC has Republic singing the Blues
SACRAMENTO, Calif.---Despite being down to ten men for the last half hour, the Orange County Blues to a 2-1 win over the Sacramento Republic FC at Boney Field Friday night.
April 22, 2015 USL REVIEW
Weekend wins move Rochester, Sacramento ahead of the pack
With the USL season a little more than a month old, five teams remain undefeated, including four teams in the Eastern Conference. The value of victory is becoming apparent, however, with Rochester and Sacramento claiming the top spots in their respective conferences thanks to solid victories during the fifth weekend of the season.
April 8, 2015 USL REVIEW
König powers the Energy
Steven Evans scored the decisive goal with three minutes to go as the Portland Timbers 2 rallied to defeat defending USL champion Sacramento Republic FC, 2-1 at Merlo Field on Thursday night.
April 1, 2015 USL REVIEW
Crowds flock to openers
Louisville City FC welcomed 6,067 fans to Slugger Field, including a good contingent that made the trip from Saint Louis, and James O’Connor’s side put on a strong showing to start the season with three points, taking a 2-0 decision.
March 24, 2015 USL REVIEW
Seattle, Charleston post opening wins
TUKWILA, Wash.---S2 opened its inaugural season in the USL with a big offensive outburst, as four second-half goals earned a 4-2 victory against the defending champion Sacramento Republic FC.
October 14, 2014 TWO MORE FOR USL PRO
Sounders, Timbers add second teams
USL PRO is expanding again. The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders become the second and third Major League Soccer teams to add a "2" franchise in the third division league, following the Los Angeles Galaxy, whose Galaxy II advance to the USL PRO championship game this season.
September 26, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Championship Saturday, awards announced
The 2014 USL PRO Championship Game is set for Saturday night, as No. 2-seed Sacramento Republic FC hosts the No. 8-seed Harrisburg City Islanders at 9:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. PT at Bonney Field. Saturday’s championship game is already a sellout, with the game available to be viewed online through the USL PRO YouTube channel, and locally in Sacramento on CW31.
September 18, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Semifinals on tap, new franchise for Charlotte
The Harrisburg City Islanders scored the upset of the round as they defeated USL PRO regular season champion Orlando City in the quarterfinals of the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs on Saturday night. The Richmond Kickers, LA Galaxy II and Sacramento Republic FC also advanced, ensuring there will be a new champion as the postseason heads to the semifinals.
September 11, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Playoff field set
The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer
September 2, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Charleston Clinches Playoff Berth
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery clinched a place in the USL PRO Playoffs as Dane Kelly had a hat trick in a 4-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium. The Battery became the fifth team to clinch a playoff berth, with three places remaining to be claimed in the final week of the season.
August 26, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Molino sets new scoring record
RICHMOND, Va.– Kevin Molino set a new single-season USL PRO record with his 16th goal of the season as Orlando City SC took a 3-2 victory against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night at City Stadium.
August 21, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Republic clinch a post season spot
IRVINE, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC claimed a postseason berth in its inaugural season with a 6-1 victory against Orange County Blues FC on Sunday afternoon at Anteater Stadium. Tommy Stewart had a hat trick as Republic FC pulled away in the second half to regain third position in the USL PRO standings.
August 12, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Playoff race tightens
HARRISBURG, Penn. – The Harrisburg City Islanders got a pair of goals from Robbie Derschang and held off a furious late rally as they moved into fifth place in the USL PRO standings with a 3-2 victory against Orlando City on Saturday night at Skyline Sports Complex.
August 5, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Lions clinch playoff spot
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Orlando City SC became the first side to clinch a place in the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs as Kevin Molino led the Lions to a 4-1 victory against the Charlotte Eagles on Saturday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
August 3, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Bucks win championship
PONTIAC, Mich. – The Michigan Bucks claimed their second PDL Championship as a second-half goal by Tom Owens earned his side a 1-0 victory against the Kitsap Pumas in the 2014 PDL Championship Game at Ultimate Soccer Arenas on Sunday afternoon.
July 31, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Bucks set to host Championships
TAMPA, Fla. – The Michigan Bucks will host for the 2014 PDL Championship as the Central Conference Champions will welcome the Jersey Express, Kitsap Pumas and Ocala Stampede to the Ultimate Soccer Arenas this weekend, August 1-3.
July 29, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Rhinos break Lions streak, Sacramento breaks attendance record
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Colin Rolfe scored the only goal as the Rochester Rhinos snapped Orlando City SC’s 18-game undefeated streak to start the USL PRO season with a 1-0 victory at Sahlen’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Lions were shut out for the second consecutive game as John McCarthy recorded his league-leading eighth shutout of the season.
July 28, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Blues capture 4th W-League title
BRADENTON, Fla. – Sarah Killion had a goal and two assists and Katherine Stengel scored twice as the LA Blues captured the title at the 2014 W-League Championship with a 6-1 win against the Washington Spirit Reserves at IMG Academy Stadium.
July 24, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Playoff field set
TAMPA, Fla. – The field for the PDL Playoffs was completed on Saturday night, with three conference championship fields set in the Central, Southern and Western Conferences, and the Des Moines Menace crowned the league’s regular-season champion.
July 22, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Toronto loanee keeps two clean sheets
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Toronto FC loanee Jordan Hamilton had the only goal as the Wilmington Hammerheads took a 1-0 victory against the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday night at Sahlen’s Stadium. The road win provided a welcome boost to the Hammerheads as they look to take advantage of the games in hand they hold on teams around them in the race for the USL PRO Playoffs.
July 17, 2014 PDL REVIEW
VC Fusion clinch Southwest Division
VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Fusion took a 2-0 victory against the Las Vegas Mobsters on Friday night at Ventura College to clinch the Southwest Division and a clash with the Mountain Division’s BYU Cougars in the opening round of the playoffs.
July 16, 2014 W LEAGUE REVIEW
Playoffs take shape as LA Blues claim regular-season crown
The Charlotte Lady Eagles, LA Blues, Ottawa Fury FC and Washington Spirit Reserves will host W-League Conference Championships this Friday and Saturday. Three of the four conference title games are set, with the Central Conference play-in match between K-W United FC and the Laval Comets scheduled for Tuesday night.
July 15, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Energy on a roll
OKLAHOMA CITY – OKC Energy FC extended its undefeated streak to seven games as early goals by Michael Thomas and Dan Delgado earned a 2-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in front of 3,619 fans at Pribil Stadium Saturday.
July 11, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Tucson FC claims the Mountain Division title
TUCSON, Ariz. – FC Tucson claimed the Mountain Division, and the Golden Rattler Trophy, with a 1-0 victory against the Albuquerque Sol F.C. last Friday night in front of a club-record crowd of 2,983 at the Kino Sports Complex.
July 10, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Maria Jose-Rojas leads Gulf Coast
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Fury got a pair of goals from Teresa Rynier as they took a 3-0 victory against the Laval Comets and clinched the W-League Central Conference regular-season title at the Algonquin Soccer Complex on Saturday afternoon.
July 9, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Four goal week for Dayton's Schoenfeld
CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy II snapped a five-game winless streak as Charlie Rugg had a pair of goals in a 4-2 victory against Arizona United SC on Friday evening at StubHub Center. The Galaxy II’s goals all came in the first half as they maintained their hold on third place in the USL PRO standings.
July 4, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Hellman leads Menace, takes honors
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines Menace moved six points clear at the top of the Heartland Division as a pair of goals by Chris Hellman earned a 2-1 victory against the Thunder Bay Chill on Sunday night at Valley Stadium.
July 3, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Spirit Reserves clinch a playoff spot
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Spirit Reserves became the first side to book its place in the 2014 W-League Playoffs as it took a 3-0 victory against the Long Island Rough Riders on Friday night at Washington-Lee Stadium. Katie Yensen and Kelsey Pardue each scored in the first half, and Maddie Huster added a third in the second, to keep the Spirit Reserves undefeated.
June 27, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Alencar Junior bags honors again
BREMERTON, Wash. – The Kitsap Pumas remained undefeated as three goals in the opening 15 minutes of the second half led them to a 3-1 victory against the Washington Crossfire at Gordon Park Field. Miguel Gonzalez had a goal and an assist to lead his side to victory.
June 25, 2014 W LEAGUE REVIEW
Montgomery's 3 goals lift Eagles
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders Women rallied from a halftime deficit to take a 2-1 victory against the Santa Clarita Blue Heat on Sunday night at the Starfire Sports Complex. The victory moved the Sounders Women into third place in the W-League’s Western Conference, a point behind the Bay Area Breeze with two games in hand as continued.
June 25, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Lopez leads Republic over Rapids Reserves
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Mike Fucito’s goal with six minutes to play gave Sacramento Republic FC a 4-3 victory in its inaugural contest at Bonney Field as a sell-out crowd of 8,000 fans saw their win against the Colorado Rapids Reserves on Friday night. Rodrigo Lopez also had two goals and an assist for Sacramento.
June 19, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Chuy Sanchez leads Pumas, earns honors
AUSTIN, Texas –he Austin Aztex defeated the Laredo Heat 4-1 on Saturday to take a commanding lead in the PDL's Mid-South Division. The Heat struck first but a new-look midfield and backline allowed four unanswered strikes.
June 18, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Sounders post a clean sheet, Nicole Lyon leads K-W
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders Women earned a 3-0 shutout win against the Colorado Pride in their first home match of the 2014 W-League campaign. Emma Follis scored the first and last goal of the night, while goalkeeper Anna Picarelli notched 14 saves to preserve the shutout.
June 17, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery stays in race, Schoenfeld leads Dayton
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Colin Falvey, Dane Kelly and Haviel Cordoves each found the net to lift the Charleston Battery to a 3-0 victory against the LA Galaxy II Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium. The win allowed the Battery (4-5-4) to stay in the thick of the USL PRO playoff race.
June 12, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Six pack for Pioneers forward Alencar Junior
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – One of the most remarkable undefeated streaks in North American soccer came to an end on Friday night as Carson Pryor’s late finish earned the St. Louis Lions a 2-1 victory against the Thunder Bay Chill at Chapples Park. The defeat was the first suffered by the Chill in a home regular-season contest since June, 2009.
June 11, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Fury continue perfect start
WATERLOO, Ont. – The Ottawa Fury got goals from Lisa-Marie Woods and Lydia Hastings as they continued their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 victory against K-W United on Saturday night that spoiled the hosts’ home opener at Wilfred Laurier Stadium.
June 10, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Riverhounds get first win; Orlando's Span nets honors
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Pitttsburgh Riverhounds claimed their first victory in Rochester as they defeated the Rhinos 3-2 on Saturday night at Sahlen’s Stadium. Brian Fekete, Rob Vincent and Jose Angulo scored for Pittsburgh, which also claimed its first win of the USL PRO season after falling behind in the first half.
June 6, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Spectacular bicycle kick leads Tucson
KITCHENER, Ont. – Jarek Whiteman scored the only goal as K-W United took a 1-0 victory in its home opener against the Michigan Bucks on Sunday night to remain undefeated and move into first place in the Great Lakes Division.
June 4, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Rose Lavelle dominates for Dayton
HOLMDEL, N.J. – Katie Yensen had the only goal as the Washington Spirit Reserves took a 1-0 victory against the New Jersey Wildcats on Saturday night in a clash of Northeastern Conference playoff contenders at St. John Vianney Stadium.
June 3, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Thomas leads Energy to first home win
OKLAHOMA CITY – Michael Thomas scored a stoppage-time winner as OKC Energy FC claimed its first home win of the season with a 1-0 victory against the New York Red Bulls Reserves in front of a sellout crowd of 3,777 at Pribil Stadium on Saturday night.
May 28, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Blues win third straight; Naeher leads Charlotte
LOS ANGELES – Mele French had a pair of goals as the LA Blues earned a third consecutive victory to start the season with a 3-0 win against the Seattle Sounders Women on Sunday afternoon at the StubHub Center. Jamie Bell added a pair of assists while the Blues also extended their shutout streak with a third consecutive shutout.
May 27, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Molino leads Lions, earns weekly honor
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.--- Kevin Molino had a hat trick as Orlando City continued its undefeated start to the USL PRO season with victory against the Charlotte Eagles at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
May 22, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Expansion side Lane United Defeats Sounders U23
EUGENE, Ore. – Lane United FC took victory in its inaugural contest in the PDL as it defeated the Sounders FC U23 1-0 on Friday night at the Willamalane Center Stadium. Connor Bevans scored the only goal while Matt Bersano recorded a shutout in the opening game of the season for both sides.
May 21, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Rincon leads Wildcats in back to back wins
DAYTON, Ohio – India Trotter had a pair of goals and an assist as the Carolina Elite Cobras took a 4-0 victory against the Dayton Dutch Lions at DOC Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The season-opener for both teams saw the Cobras pull away late on in a rematch of the 2013 Southeastern Conference Final.
May 20, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Another sellout sees Republic top Galaxy II
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rodrigo Lopez scored the winning goal as Sacramento Republic FC took a 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy II on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 20,231 at Hughes Stadium. The sellout was Republic FC’s second in three games this season and saw Lopez’s free kick with just more than 20 minutes to go hand the 10-man Galaxy II their second loss of the season
May 15, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Aztex get title defense underway
AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Aztex got the defense of their PDL Championship off to a winning start as Tony Rocha had a goal and an assist in a 5-0 victory against the Houston Dutch Lions in front of 1,748 fans at House Park.
May 8, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Highlanders win BC derby, Mobsters get first win
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria Highlanders got the defense of their Western Conference crown off to a winning start as they defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Royal Athletic Park. Riley O’Neill scored the winner in stoppage time from the penalty spot after Vancouver had twice led.
May 6, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Charleston's Cooper posts back-to-back shutouts
PEORIA, Ariz. – Arizona United SC claimed its second win of the season, 2-1, against the Charlotte Eagles on Saturday night at the Peoria Sports Complex. Kadeem Dacres and Bradlee Baladez found the back of the net for United, which took seven points from its season-opening four-game homestand.
May 1, 2014 MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
USL PRO expands for 2015
Professional outdoor soccer is returning to St. Louis. The United Soccer Leagues has awarded a USL PRO franchise to the city starting with the 2014 season. Longtime St. Louis business executive and soccer advocate Jim Kavanaugh will serve as CEO of SLSG PRO, overseeing the operations of the franchise.
April 29, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Republic set attendance record
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC welcomed a USL PRO regular-season record crowd of 20,231 to Hughes Stadium for its inaugural home opener on Saturday night, but the Harrisburg City Islanders played spoiler as they claimed a 2-1 victory for their first win of the season
April 22, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Arizona claims first win, Top is tops for the week
PEORIA, Ariz. – Arizona United SC claimed its first victory in club history as a late goal by Jonathan Top earned a 2-1 win against Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night at the Peoria Sports Complex. Brandon Swartzendruber also scored for United, which rallied to take victory against a 10-man Republic FC.
April 15, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Ochoa leads Hammerheads, wins weekly honor
PITTSBURGH – Former Seattle Sounders FC forward Sammy Ochoa had a pair of goals as the Wilmington Hammerheads took a 4-3 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at a sold-out Highmark Stadium on Saturday night.
April 1, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Another draw for Orlando
KISSIMMEE, Fla.--- Orlando City earned a second consecutive draw to start the season as the Lions were held in their home opener by the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Saturday. Reigning USL PRO Most Valuable Player Jose Angulo opened the scoring for the Riverhounds, but Luke Boden equalized soon after as the game finished all square.
September 10, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Record crowd sees Orlando City take the title
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City SC captured its second USL PRO Championship and Dom Dwyer claimed Most Valuable Player honors after a four-goal performance earned his side a 7-4 victory against the Charlotte Eagles on Saturday night. The victory came in front of a USL-record crowd of 20,886 at the Florida Citrus Bowl, with the Sporting Kansas City loanee sending the Lions’ fans into wild celebrations at the end of a wild contest.
September 4, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
USL PRO Championship Game set
TAMPA, Fla. – No. 2-seed Orlando City will host the fifth-seeded Charlotte Eagles for the USL PRO title on Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
August 27, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
TAMPA, Fla. – The semifinals of the 2013 USL PRO Playoffs were set on Saturday night, with the top three seeds each taking the first step toward a championship.
August 20, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Field set for USL PRO playoffs
TAMPA, Fla. – The field for the 2013 USL PRO Playoffs was set late on Saturday night as the Dayton Dutch Lions took a 3-1 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders to claim the final playoff berth and advance to the postseason for the first time in club history.
August 13, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Riverhounds clinch playoff place
PITTSBURGH, Pa. –The Pittsburgh Riverhounds clinched a place in the USL PRO Playoffs as they held on late to take a 3-2 victory against VSI Tampa Bay FC at Highmark Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
August 7, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Austin Aztex claim championship
AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Aztex claimed their first PDL championship as they rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Thunder Bay Chill 3-1 in front of a crowd of 4,253 fans at House Park on Sunday night.
August 6, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery end Kickers’ undefeated streak
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery became the first team to defeat the Richmond Kickers this season as Mike Azira scored twice in a 5-2 victory at Blackbaud Stadium in front of 3,460 fans on Saturday night.
August 1, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Championship matchups set
TAMPA, Fla. – The Austin Aztex will host the 2013 PDL Championships after a thrilling weekend of action saw four teams advance from the PDL Conference Championships to keep their hopes of a title alive.
July 31, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Blues claim championship
BRADENTON, Fla. – A year after letting the title slip through their fingers, the Pali Blues captured the 2013 W-League Championship with a 1-0 victory against the Laval Comets at IMG Academy.
July 30, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery move into top four
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery moved up to fourth place in the USL PRO standings after defeating the Los Angeles Blues 3-0 on Saturday night in front of 4,613 fans at Blackbaud Stadium.
July 25, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Conference Championship matchups set
TAMPA, Fla. – The 16 teams that will compete in the four PDL Conference Championships were finalized on Tuesday night as the Ottawa Fury, Reading United, Carolina Dynamo, Michigan Bucks and Portland Timbers U-23s all advanced through their division playoff contests.
July 23, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Kickers rally past Blues
FULLERTON, Calif. – The Richmond Kickers extended their USL PRO-record undefeated streak to 19 games as they rallied past the Los Angeles Blues for a 2-1 victory on Sunday evening at Titan Stadium.
July 20, 2013 NWSL ROUNDUP
Kansas City extends streak to seven
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – FC Kansas City extended their undefeated streak to seven games by shutting out the visiting Seattle Reign 2-0. In front of 5,271 fans at Verizon Wireless Field, Lauren Holiday and Erika Tymrak chipped in goals past Seattle Reign goalkeeper, Hope Solo. Nicole Barnhart recorded her eighth clean-sheet of the season.
July 18, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Austin Claims Mid-South Division
AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Aztex claimed the Mid South Division title as Kris Tyrpak scored a hat trick against second-place Oklahoma City FC on Saturday night at House Park.
July 17, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Playoff matchups set
TAMPA, Fla. – The Dayton Dutch Lions, Laval Comets, Pali Blues and Virginia Beach Piranhas have earned the right to host the W-League conference championships beginning this Friday.
July 11, 2013 PDL REVIEW
London closes gap on Michigan
LONDON, Ontario – Defending PDL champion FC London got a goal and an assist from Jordan Ayris to take a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Lynx at German Club on Friday night.
July 9, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Blues rally past Riverhounds
PITTSBURGH – The Los Angeles Blues scored a pair of second-half goals to take a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Saturday night at Highmark Stadium.
July 3, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Rapids Women upset Seattle
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Colorado Rapids Women got a pair of goals by Kristen Hamilton as they took a 2-1 victory against the Seattle Sounders Women on Sunday night at Starfire Stadium.
July 3, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Richmond snaps Orlando’s streak
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Richmond Kickers snapped Orlando City’s 25-game regular season undefeated streak at the Florida Citrus Bowl, getting second-half goals from Michael Seaton and Brian Ownby for a 2-0 win on Saturday night.
June 26, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Spirit Reserves down Long Island
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The Washington Spirit Reserves moved to the top of the Northeastern Division standings as they took a 2-0 victory against the Long Island Rough Riders on Thursday night at the Howison Complex.
June 25, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Riverhounds rally past City Islanders
HARRISBURG, Pa. –The Pittsburgh Riverhounds scored four second-half goals as they rallied to take a 4-3 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders at Skyline Sports Complex on Friday night in the second Keystone Derby of the season.
June 20, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Bucks Take Victory Against London
LONDON, Ontario – Second-half substitute Gerald Ben scored twice as the Michigan Bucks took a 2-0 victory against FC London on Friday night, ending the defending PDL champions’ perfect start to the season. The goals were Ben’s first for the Bucks as he made his debut for the club.
June 19, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Pali edges past Rapids Women
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Pali Blues took a 2-1 victory against the Colorado Rapids Women on Sunday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, keeping themselves one point behind the Seattle Sounders Women at the top of the Western Conference.
June 13, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Fuego take victory in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. – Paul Islas had the only goal as the Fresno Fuego remained undefeated with a 1-0 victory over FC Tucson Saturday night at the Kino Sports Complex. The victory allowed the Fuego to build a seven-point cushion over Tucson as the Southwest Division season reached its midway point.
June 13, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Rough Riders down Wildcats
SOUTH HUNTINGDON, N.Y. – The Long Island Rough Riders took a 4-0 victory against the New Jersey Wildcats on Sunday afternoon to remain in the hunt for the playoffs in the Northeastern Conference.
June 11, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery beat Dynamo Reserves
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery got a pair of goals from Nicki Paterson as they defeated the Houston Dynamo Reserves 4-1 on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium. The victory gave the Battery a sweep of their two-game interleague series with Houston, which is otherwise undefeated in MLS Reserve League play.
June 6, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Rovers Earn Victory Against Fire
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The River City Rovers remained in second place in the PDL’s Great Lakes Division as they took a 3-1 victory against the Chicago Fire PDL on Saturday evening at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. Napo Matsoso led the Rovers to victory, scoring the second goal, while Dylan Terry and John Manga were also on target.
June 5, 2013 W LEAGUE REVIEW
Ottawa Fury continue perfect start
WATERLOO, Ontario – The Ottawa Fury earned their third consecutive win to open the W-League season as they defeated K-W United 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Laurier University. Amanda Fancher and Emily Gielnik scored for the Fury, who move to the top of the Central Conference standings, one point ahead of Toronto.
June 4, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Islanders rally, Kickers stay undefeated
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Harrisburg City Islanders rallied from going a goal down to take a 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium on Friday night. The victory reversed the Battery’s 2-1 win in Harrisburg earlier this season as Sainey Touray and Stephen Basso scored to earn their side the victory
May 30, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Chill open season with pair of wins
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The Thunder Bay Chill took a 2-1 victory against WSA Winnipeg on Sunday evening at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex, completing a sweep of the two encounters between the two teams during the weekend to open the season. Axel Sjoberg and Nolan Intermoia scored in either half for the Chill, while Dante Moses scored late for Winnipeg as it tried to rally.
May 29, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Dutch Lions defeat Eagles in season-opener
DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Dutch Lions won their W-League season opener as they took a 1-0 victory against the Charlotte Eagles in a Southeastern Conference clash at Beavercreek Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kelly DeNiro scored the only goal of the game late in the second half, handing the Eagles their second loss in as many games.
May 28, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Blues end Eagles’ undefeated start
IRVINE, Calif. – The Los Angeles Blues held off a fierce late rally by the Charlotte Eagles to take a 4-3 victory on Saturday night at Anteater Stadium. The loss was Charlotte’s first of the season as Chris Cortez had two goals and an assist for the Blues, while Jorge Herrera struck twice for the Eagles
May 23, 2013 W LEAGUE REVIEW
Strikers Earn Victory Against Pali
LOS ANGELES – The LA Strikers got goals in either half from Jamie Bell and Le Andra Walker as they took a 2-0 victory against the defending Western Conference champion Pali Blues at Palisades Charter Stadium on Saturday night. New Strikers coach Tracy Kevans enjoyed a victory in her first game in charge.
May 23, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Boston Rams Claim First Victory
EASTON, Mass. – The Real Boston Rams claimed the first victory in club history on Saturday night as Manny Andrade scored a pair of goals to lead his side to a 3-1 win against the Vermont Voltage at Muscato Stadium.
May 22, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery beat Dynamo Reserves
HOUSTON – The Charleston Battery got a first-half goal from Dane Kelly to take a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo Reserves at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday morning. The victory lifted the Battery into second place in the USL PRO standings, and handed the Dynamo Reserves their first defeat of the season.
May 16, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Aztex rally to take win over Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Austin Aztex scored twice in the final 15 minutes to take a 2-1 victory against Oklahoma City FC on Saturday night at Stars Field, spoiling the expansion club’s inaugural home opener. Tony Rocha and Walker Hume scored for the Aztex after Oklahoma City had held a halftime on a goal by Adam Black.
May 14, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Big week for Orlando's Dwyer, Richmond's Ngwenya
TACOMA, Wash. –Dom Dwyer scored both goals as Orlando City took a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders Reserves on Sunday evening at Cheney Stadium. Dwyer’s two goals moved him to 10 for the season, with seven coming in the last three games.
May 8, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery hand Harrisburg their first defeat
HARRISBURG, Pa. – First-half goals by Mike Ariza and Nicki Paterson gave the Charleston Battery a 2-1 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Wednesday night in a rematch from the 2012 USL PRO Playoffs at Skyline Sports Complex.
April 30, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
City Islanders Take 100th Victory
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Harrisburg City Islanders claimed their 100th victory in franchise history as they took a 5-1 victory against the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday night at Skyline Sports Complex.
April 23, 2013 W-20 ALIGNMENT SET
96-game schedule opens May 18
TAMPA, Fla. – W-20, the USL’s under-20 women’s league, released its divisional alignment and schedule for 2013, with the leaguen slated to kick off for the 96-game regular season on Saturday, May 18.
April 23, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Dutch Lions Grab Last-Gasp Victory
DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Dutch Lions grabbed a stoppage-time game-winner as they took a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night at Beavercreek Stadium. Remco Klaasse had the game-winning goal for the Dutch Lions, who had to play for more than an hour down to 10 men.
April 17, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Keystone Derby; Woszczynski Player of the Week
PITTSBURGH – Jose Angulo scored the first goal in Highmark Stadium history, but the Pittsburgh Riverhounds were denied victory in front of a sellout crowd in their first game at their new soccer-specific stadium as the Harrisburg City Islanders rallied for a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. Sainey Touray and Lucky Mkosana each scored in the final 15 minutes for the City Islanders.
April 9, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Lions Rally Past Wolves
TEMPE, Ariz. – Orlando City rallied from an early deficit to open the season with a 3-1 victory against Phoenix FC at Sun Devil Stadium on Sunday night. Dom Dwyer, Long Tan and Kevin Molino scored for the Lions, who fell behind to an early goal by Diego Faria for the Wolves.
September 8, 2012 USL PRO CHAMPS
Battery take title over Hammerheads
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery kept their perfect record in championship games intact on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium, capturing the 2012 USL PRO Championship with a 1-0 win against the Wilmington Hammerheads.
September 7, 2012 USL PRO AWARDS
Orlando, Rochester, each grab to honors
CHARLESTON, SC – Orlando City FC and the Rochester Rhinos captured two USL PRO honors each, with Orlando's Kevin Molino named Most Valuable Player and Adrain Heath named coach of the year, while Rochester's Troy Roberts was defender of the year and Kristian Nicht was goalkeeper of the Year, The Charleston Battery's Jose Cuevas earned rookie of the year honors.
August 31, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Charleston, Wilmington advance to final
The USL PRO Championship Game will see the No.3-seed Charleston Battery host the No.5-seed Wilmington Hammerheads at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday, September 8 after the two teams advanced in the semifinals of the USL PRO Playoffs on Friday night.
August 13, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Late goal lifts Kickers
RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Kickers took a crucial 2-1 victory on Saturday night at City Stadium as they moved above the Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL PRO standings and into fourth place as the season enters its final week. William Yomby scored the crucial goal in front of a crowd of 2,922, atoning for an earlier own goal that had drawn the City Islanders level in the first half.
August 7, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Hammerheads Take Key Victory
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Wilmington Hammerheads moved into a tie for third place in the USL PRO standings as goals by Gareth Evans and Corey Hertzog earned a 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery on Saturday night at Legion Stadium.
August 4, 2012 PDL CHAMPIONSHIP
Forest City caps off incredible run
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Forest City London claimed its first PDL Championship as Jordan Ayris scored a second-half goal to lift his side to a 2-1 victory against the Carolina Dynamo on Saturday night at Macpherson Stadium.
August 4, 2012 PDL AWARDS
Michigan Bucks nearly sweep
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Michigan Bucks nearly pulled off a sweep of the Premier Development Leagu Awards, taking honors for Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defender of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. The only award not won by the Bucks was Most Valuable Player which went to the Thunder Bay Chill's Sullivan Silva.
July 31, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Orlando clinches regular season title
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City clinched the USL PRO regular season title, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, as Matt Luzunaris scored in his fifth consecutive game to lead the Lions to a 4-0 victory against the Charleston Battery on Friday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
July 29, 2012 W-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Ottawa wins title on pks
OTTAWA, Ont. – The Ottawa Fury gave up a second-minute goal on Sunday afternoon and then spent all of 88 minutes searching for the equalizer in the 2012 W-League Championship.
July 23, 2012 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Semifinals set
TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL announced the match-ups for its Playoffs’ National Semifinals, with the Eastern Conference Champion Carolina Dynamo hosting the Southern Conference Champion Orlando City U23, and Western Conference Champion the Sounders FC U23 traveling to face Central Conference Champion FC London.