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The USL Premier Development League (commonly known as the PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. It is currently the top-level men's amateur soccer competition in the United States, and has 73 teams competing in four conferences, split into nine regional divisions; unofficially, it is considered to be the fourth tier of competition, behind Major League Soccer, the North American Soccer League and the USL Professional Division, and roughly equal with the National Premier Soccer League.

While not strictly a "professional" league in the sense that the majority of players do not receive payment, the PDL prides itself on its professionalism in terms of its organization and the way the league is run, and its dedication to developing young soccer players, preparing them for future careers in professional leagues in the United States and elsewhere. As PDL seasons take place during the summer months, the player pool is drawn mainly from elite NCAA college soccer players seeking to continue playing high-level soccer during their summer break, which they can do while still maintaining their college eligibility.

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PDL Regular Season Schedule Released
2013 campaign opens May 4


2013 PDL Schedule (http://pdl.uslsoccer.com/schedules/2...807.20135.html)

A total of four new teams have joined the PDL for 2013, including the F.A. Euro - New York Magic, the Real Boston Rams, the SW Florida Adrenaline and a franchise in Oklahoma City.

Several teams have announced name changes including IMG Academy Bradenton (IMG Bradenton Academics), K-W United FC (Hamilton FC Rage), the NJ LUSO Rangers FC (New Jersey Rangers), the S.C. United Bantams (Palmetto FC Bantams) and VSI Tampa Bay FC (VSI Tampa Flames).

The PDL will feature 65 teams in four geographic conferences and nine divisions. The Eastern Conference features three divisions while the Southern, Central and Western Conferences feature two divisions each. PDL clubs will play a 14-game schedule in 2013, seven home and seven away. The defending PDL champion Forest City London opens its 2013 campaign on May 18, when it travels to play the River City Rovers.


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PDL Alumni Named To USMNT Roster
Seven earn call-up for World Cup Qualifier in Honduras



Seven former PDL standouts, and other alumni from the USL pyramid, were announced in the U.S. Men’s National Team squad that will face Honduras on Wednesday in the opening game of the final stage of World Cup Qualifying.

All three goalkeepers named to the squad have USL ties, with current starter Tim Howard having begun his career with the North Jersey Imperials in the USL D3 Pro League, making 16 appearances in his rookie professional season. Backup goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Sean Johnson are both alumni of the PDL, with Guzan having played for the Chicago Fire PDL, recording a 0.388 goals-against average and eight shutouts in 13 starts in 2004 to claim PDL All-League honors.

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Oklahoma City FC Joins PDL
Team joins competitive Mid South Division




TAMPA, Fla. – The Premier Development League is pleased to announce the addition of Oklahoma City FC for the 2013 season. Oklahoma City FC is owned by metro-area residents Sean Jones, Donna Clark and Tim McLaughlin. Sold Out Strategies, led by former Oklahoma City Blazers pro hockey executives Brad Lund and DeBray Ayala, will serve as the managing partner.

“Oklahoma City has traditionally supported its minor and major league sports franchises like no other city in the country,” Oklahoma City FC managing partner DeBray Ayala said. “PDL will be the highest level of soccer played on a regular basis in the metro area in more than 15 years.”

Oklahoma City will compete in the Southern Conference’s Mid South Division featuring five opponents from Texas – the Austin Aztex, El Paso Patriots, Laredo Heat, Texas Dutch Lions, and West Texas Sockers. Oklahoma City FC will play its inaugural season between the months of May-August at Stars Field on the campus of Oklahoma City University and will open at home on May 11 versus the Austin Aztex.

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The play-in round and first round pairings of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – the centennial edition of U.S. Soccer’s annual national championship – will be played during the first two weeks of May.

The two play-in matches between amateur clubs will take place on Tuesday, May 7

Colorado Rovers (U.S. Specialty Sports Association)
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Georgia Revolution (National Premier Soccer League)

Southern California-based FC Hasental (NPSL)
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Fresno Fuego Future (US Club Soccer)

A week later, the first round is set to open on May 14 with 18 total fixtures to be played on the day. The first round will set a record for most Open Cup games played on a single day in the tournament’s modern era (1995-present), breaking the previous record of 16, set most recently in 2012.

The two play-in round winners will be joined 30 other amateur sides, including six other NPSL teams, 16 from the USL Premier Development League, and eight U.S. Adult Soccer Association regional qualifiers. Four professional clubs from USL PRO complete the first round field.

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Des Moines, Tucson, Ocean City,
Reading in third round



Here are the complete third-round results:

TUESDAY, MAY 28

Philadelphia Union 2, Ocean City Nor'easters 1
D.C. United 0, Richmond Kickers 0 (D.C. United advances 4-2 in penalty kicks)
New England Revolution 5, Rochester Rhinos 1
Orlando City Lions 3, Colorado Rapids 1
F.C. Dallas 2, Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0
Charleston Battery 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0
Sporting Kansas City 2, Des Moines Menace 0
Real Salt Lake 3, Atlanta Silverbacks 2 (OT)
Chivas USA 2, Los Angeles Blues 1

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

Chicago Fire 2, Charlotte Eagles 0
Carolina RailHawks 2, Los Angeles Galaxy 0
Columbus Crew 2, Dayton Dutch Lions 1
New York Red Bulls 2, Reading United A.C. 0
Houston Dynamo 2, F.C. Tucson 0

Tampa Bay Rowdies 1, Seattle Sounders 0
Portland Timbers 5, Wilmington Hammerheads 1

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Timbers U-23s Get Past Sounders U-23
Foxhoven's late goal gives Portland 1-0 victory




, Wash. – The Portland Timbers U-23s regained sole possession of first place in the PDL’s Northwest Division as they defeated the Sounders FC U-23 1-0 on Sunday afternoon. A late goal from substitute Zack Foxhoven broke the scoreless draw in the 85th minute, and put the Timbers ahead for good, despite several late chances from the Sounders to equalize.

The enthusiastic crowd of more than a thousand Sounders supporters was treated to an exciting match between equally matched, and rival foes, at Tumwater District Stadium. Although the first half of the contest remained scoreless, the play was open for both sides, and the Sounders and the Timbers had opportunities to get on the board first.

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The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is a United States soccer league commonly recognized as being a fourth tier league. It is the successor of the Men's Professional Soccer League, a regional league originally based out of the Western United States, which has now expanded nationwide to encompass teams from 19 states.

Although the league is officially affiliated to the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), and qualifies for the U.S. Open Cup through USASA channels, the league is generally considered to be at the fourth tier of competition in the United States soccer pyramid, behind Major League Soccer (MLS), the North American Soccer League (NASL) and the United Soccer Leagues Professional Division (USL Pro), and roughly equal with the USL Premier Development League (PDL).


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NPSL 2013 Playoff Results
2013 National Championship Semi Finals, Regional Finals & Conference Finals


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RICHMOND, Va. – For most college students, summers are usually spent on the beach or trying to make enough money to survive another year away from home.

That's not the case for five members of the VCU men's soccer program. They've spent the summer playing a key role in the success of RVA FC, a first-year expansion club in the National Premier Soccer League.

After dominating the regular season to the tune of a 6-0-2 record and outscoring their opponents by the tune of 23-8, RVA FC rolled into the South Regional playoffs. They made quick work of Jacksonville United FC (5-3) before taking the regional championship with a 1-0 win over Chattanooga FC.

Last weekend brought the Erie Admirals, a perennial league contender, to Richmond, but they were sent packing with a decisive 4-0 victory to send RVA FC to the NPSL National Championship game in its first year of existence.

Rising seniors Nathan Shiffman and Romena Bowie, along with rising juniors Assane Keita, Kharlton Belmar and Jose Manel Bel have played crucial roles in the summer success.

In addition, former Rams Nick Rich and Owusu Sekyere have been steady forces for the squad, who takes on the Sonoma County Sol in the National Championship game on Sunday, August 4 at VCU's Sports Backers Stadium. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

The NPSL is a national league that is the successor to the Men's Premier Soccer League, which formed in 2002. After national expansion in 2005, the league continued to grow and now supports nearly 60 teams from four different regions. The teams are comprised of players holding amateur status, which include some of the top high school, collegiate and former pro players across the country.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa..._Soccer_League
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The 2013 @USLPDL / @NPSLSoccer Final National Rankings: pic.twitter.com/dRJUdkuGQ9

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Nashville FC:
100 percent supporter-owned, now accepting founding memberships



Never before has a soccer club in the United States been 100 percent supporter-owned and operated, according to the group who now claim they are the first to do so.

Nashville FC is their name, and "Our Town, Our Club" is their motto. In being 100 percent supporter-owned and operated, the draw to Nashville FC is the obvious opportunity to personally participate in choosing the direction of the franchise.

For $75, you can become a "Founder" of the club, which means you get a vote on all major decisions regarding the club, free admission to regular-season home games and the Nashville FC "Founders" scarf. For $40, you can choose to simply become a Member of Nashville FC, which still holds the voting power in all major decisions regarding the club.


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San Jose Earthquakes Acquire PDL Franchise
Fourth MLS club to own team in top development league in North America



Monday, October 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL announced today the addition of the San Jose Earthquakes to the league for the 2014 season. The Earthquakes will be the fourth club from Major League Soccer to directly field a team in the top development league in North America, joining the Chicago Fire, Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps.

“We are delighted to add the Earthquakes to the PDL,” USL President Tim Holt said. “The PDL has become a true proving ground for college-aged players in the United States and Canada, with MLS clubs making Homegrown Player signings of those who have come through their PDL clubs. We expect the Earthquakes will take advantage of similar opportunities in the near future as their academy players graduate into the U-23 ranks.”

Three additional MLS clubs also have partnership agreements with PDL franchises, with the Philadelphia Union holding a partnership with Reading United AC, Seattle Sounders FC with the Sounders FC U-23 and New England Revolution with the Real Boston Rams. The Earthquakes will compete in the Western Conference in 2014, which has seen a number of top players emerge in recent years.

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NASHVILLE ATLAS FC JOINS THE NPSL

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Nashville Atlas FC has joined the league as an expansion team. Atlas FC will begin play in the Southeast Conference of the South Region in 2014.

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STORM FC JOINS THE NPSL


The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Storm FC of Broward County, Florida has joined the NPSL as an expansion team. They will compete in the Sunshine Conference in 2014.

"With the addition of Storm FC in Broward County, the NPSL Sunshine Conference continues to grow and get stronger while providing a new local rival for Miami United,” NPSL Commissioner Michael Hitchthingy commented. “Florida is an important NPSL market with impressive numbers of great players and passionate soccer fans. We’re excited to add a quality ownership group in Broward County to provide another option for the local soccer community to support a team in their backyard while allowing talented local players to have another outlet to develop."

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The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is a United States soccer league commonly recognized as being a fourth tier league. It is the successor of the Men's Professional Soccer League, a regional league originally based out of the Western United States, which has now expanded nationwide to encompass teams from 19 states.

Although the league is officially affiliated to the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), and qualifies for the U.S. Open Cup through USASA channels, the league is generally considered to be at the fourth tier of competition in the United States soccer pyramid, behind Major League Soccer (MLS), the North American Soccer League (NASL) and the United Soccer Leagues Professional Division (USL Pro), and roughly equal with the USL Premier Development League (PDL).

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https://www.facebook.com/npslsoccer?filter=2
https://twitter.com/NPSLSoccer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa..._Soccer_League

20 new expansion franchises join NPSL for 2014... more to come !

Seattle joins ASA Charge (Gambrills, MD),
Del Rey City SC (Los Angeles, CA),
Spartans Futbol Club (Portland,OR/Vancouver,WA),
SO Samba FC (Hood River, OR),
FC Carolina Discoveries (Rock Hill, SC),
BCS United Clash (Bryan-College Station, TX),
Minnesota United FC Reserves (Blaine, MN),
Greater Lowell Football Club (Lowell, MA),
Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves (Atlanta, GA),
NPSL Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA),
FC Bordo Saint Louis (St. Louis, MO),
PA West Soccer (Pittsburgh, PA),Gate City FC (Greensboro, NC),
Nashville Atlas FC (Nashville, TN),
Virginia Legacy (Williamsburg, VA),
Cincinnati Saints (Cincinnati, OH),
Flower Mound FC (Flower Mound, TX),
Temecula FC (Temecula, CA),
Storm FC (Broward County, FL),
Lansing United (Lansing, MI)

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https://twitter.com/PuertoRicoFC

@NPSLSoccer presser to announce puertoRicoFC joining NPSL.



Puerto Rico F.C. announced their plan to represent Puerto Rico in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and Caribbean Football Union (CFU). The Bayamon-based team is the latest professional representation to bring high-level soccer to the ”Island of Enchantment.”

They will host their home games at the Estadio Nacional Juan Ramón Loubriel in Bayamón and will host Group One in the 2014 CFU Championship.

“We are very excited to begin this new project,” said Team President Alberto Santiago. “The opportunity we are giving to local players to grow and push themselves to the next level in the NPSL is a promising one and we are eager to kick it off.”

“We are all aware that soccer has had a tremendous growth in recent years, not only in talent on the field but off the field,” said Puerto Rico F.C.’s General Manager Ignacio Rodríguez. “There has been a surge in news outlets, sales, community outreach, and coaching professionals with great knowledge and preparation. Our vision is to utilize that talent to create an first-class organization that not only will bring a unique fan experience, but also engage the community.”

The NPSL was founded in 2003 and since then has expanded into a nationwide league, competing across four regions. The league’s unique status allows for college players to keep their collegiate status while playing high-level soccer with professional players in a professional environment.

“We are thrilled to further expand our presence as a nationwide league and reach one of the prime markets in the Caribbean,” expressed NPSL Commissioner Michael Hitchcock. “The growth of the game in Puerto Rico has been substantial and we are happy to contribute.”

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PDL Alignment & Schedule Announced League’s 25th season opens May 3

TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL released its 2014 alignment and schedule today, with the 448-game regular season getting underway on Saturday, May 3. Among the exciting developments for the PDL in 2014 is the addition of a pair of MLS-affiliated clubs.

A total of eight new teams have joined the PDL for 2014, with the Montreal Impact U23 and San Jose Earthquakes of MLS leading the trend of professional clubs placing teams in the PDL. A pair of USL PRO clubs also have added to their developmental structure for 2014, with the Cincinnati Dutch Lions (Dayton Dutch Lions) and Pittsburgh Riverhounds U23 also making their debuts.

2014 PDL Schedule (http://www.uslpdl.com/schedules/pdl/index_E.html)
Alignment (http://www.uslpdl.com/standings/pdl/index_E.html)

YouTube Live will serve as the official video platform for the PDL in 2014. Live games from throughout the league as well as team highlights and weekly league videos will provide fans a front row seat during the season. Select games will be available live for fans to view for free on the largest global video sharing site. Some of the features YouTube Live will present to fans during live games include DVR, chat, full HD support, and social media interactivity. Fans are encouraged to subscribe for free to the team-specific YouTube channels. Please visit http://www.uslsoccer.com/connect for links to team accounts.
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PDL Preview
Eastern Conference
Ocean City returns a strong squad to defend its crown


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – The biggest conference in the PDL, the Eastern Conference has seen realignment this season with new additions to the Northeast and Mid Atlantic Divisions. The Ocean City Nor’easters return as defending conference champions, while eight of the conference’s teams will compete in this season’s U.S. Open Cup.

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PDL Preview: Central Conference
Thunder Bay will look to ward off new threats to its crown



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL's Central Conference has been the domain of a handful of sides in the past few seasons, with Thunder Bay emerging last season from a tough conference championship weekend against 2012 champion FC London and perennial contender the Michigan Bucks. With a new season comes new alignment, however, and potential new challengers for the playoff positions.

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