Play Video
1
United Soccer Leagues First Division---Check it Out!
United Soccer Leagues First Division---Check it Out!
::2006/10/12::
Play Video
2
2010 United Soccer Leagues W-League Championship July 29 & July 31 - Preview
2010 United Soccer Leagues W-League Championship July 29 & July 31 - Preview
::2010/06/22::
Play Video
3
United Soccer Leagues First Division---UNDERGROUND!
United Soccer Leagues First Division---UNDERGROUND!
::2006/10/12::
Play Video
4
Rules of Soccer
Rules of Soccer
::2014/06/10::
Play Video
5
Europe vs. USA soccer leagues: Clint Dempsey on finding balance
Europe vs. USA soccer leagues: Clint Dempsey on finding balance
::2014/07/10::
Play Video
6
Luke Shaw - Manchester United v West Ham - Leagues Soccer
Luke Shaw - Manchester United v West Ham - Leagues Soccer
::2014/09/27::
Play Video
7
National Premier Soccer League
National Premier Soccer League
::2014/08/14::
Play Video
8
Adult Soccer Leagues & Tournaments
Adult Soccer Leagues & Tournaments
::2014/01/21::
Play Video
9
FC Barcelona vs Manchester United 3-1 (Champions league final 2011 FULL MATCH)
FC Barcelona vs Manchester United 3-1 (Champions league final 2011 FULL MATCH)
::2014/01/21::
Play Video
10
12/8/11 - 2011- 2012 US Youth Soccer National League Boys Update
12/8/11 - 2011- 2012 US Youth Soccer National League Boys Update
::2011/12/19::
Play Video
11
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - Manchester United vs Bayern Munich (Champions League Mode)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - Manchester United vs Bayern Munich (Champions League Mode)
::2012/10/03::
Play Video
12
HIGHLIGHTS: MLS All-Stars vs FC Bayern München | August 6, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS: MLS All-Stars vs FC Bayern München | August 6, 2014
::2014/08/07::
Play Video
13
Indoor Youth Soccer Leagues at Arena Sports
Indoor Youth Soccer Leagues at Arena Sports
::2012/11/09::
Play Video
14
West Brom v Manchester United Preview - Leagues Soccer
West Brom v Manchester United Preview - Leagues Soccer
::2014/10/17::
Play Video
15
John Oliver Explains English Soccer to David Letterman
John Oliver Explains English Soccer to David Letterman
::2014/10/01::
Play Video
16
HIGHLIGHTS: FC Dallas vs Chivas USA | March 22, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS: FC Dallas vs Chivas USA | March 22, 2014
::2014/03/22::
Play Video
17
HIGHLIGHTS: New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire | May 10, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS: New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire | May 10, 2014
::2014/05/10::
Play Video
18
Armagh Soccer Leagues Champions League Winter Final 2013
Armagh Soccer Leagues Champions League Winter Final 2013
::2013/02/11::
Play Video
19
Louis van Gaal - Manchester United v West Ham - Leagues Soccer
Louis van Gaal - Manchester United v West Ham - Leagues Soccer
::2014/09/27::
Play Video
20
Best Comebacks Ever  ● Top 5 In Football History HD
Best Comebacks Ever ● Top 5 In Football History HD
::2014/07/24::
Play Video
21
David Beckham
David Beckham's Best MLS Goal?
::2012/07/19::
Play Video
22
Thierry Henry ready for first game on New England Turf | MLS Now
Thierry Henry ready for first game on New England Turf | MLS Now
::2014/11/25::
Play Video
23
Sf united soccer teams
Sf united soccer teams
::2013/10/31::
Play Video
24
Soccer AM - Danny Mills - Leagues Soccer
Soccer AM - Danny Mills - Leagues Soccer
::2014/09/27::
Play Video
25
Preview  Manchester derby - Leagues Soccer
Preview Manchester derby - Leagues Soccer
::2014/10/31::
Play Video
26
HIGHLIGHTS: D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids | August 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS: D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids | August 17, 2014
::2014/08/17::
Play Video
27
2011 US Youth Soccer Goal of the Year Top Ten Nominees
2011 US Youth Soccer Goal of the Year Top Ten Nominees
::2012/02/03::
Play Video
28
Soccer AM - Crossbar Challenge - Chelsea
Soccer AM - Crossbar Challenge - Chelsea
::2013/12/23::
Play Video
29
CONCACAF Champions League: Breaking down MLS teams
CONCACAF Champions League: Breaking down MLS teams' group stage chances
::2014/08/18::
Play Video
30
Top 50 Best Goals of the Year 2013 (HD)
Top 50 Best Goals of the Year 2013 (HD)
::2014/01/03::
Play Video
31
USL Premier Development League
USL Premier Development League
::2014/08/20::
Play Video
32
PES 2015 Preview - Leagues + Teams
PES 2015 Preview - Leagues + Teams
::2014/10/15::
Play Video
33
Daley Blind named at centre half - Leagues Soccer
Daley Blind named at centre half - Leagues Soccer
::2014/11/08::
Play Video
34
Whitecaps FC announces intent to bring USL PRO soccer to New Westminster
Whitecaps FC announces intent to bring USL PRO soccer to New Westminster
::2014/07/08::
Play Video
35
Top 10 Hottest Female Soccer Players
Top 10 Hottest Female Soccer Players
::2014/04/24::
Play Video
36
HIGHLIGHTS: MLS All-Stars vs Chelsea FC
HIGHLIGHTS: MLS All-Stars vs Chelsea FC
::2012/07/25::
Play Video
37
Soccer AM - Crossbar Challenge - West Ham
Soccer AM - Crossbar Challenge - West Ham
::2014/03/21::
Play Video
38
HIGHLIGHTS: New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew | October 19, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS: New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew | October 19, 2014
::2014/10/19::
Play Video
39
Top 10 Premier League Footballers
Top 10 Premier League Footballers' Cars
::2013/04/02::
Play Video
40
Behind The Scenes of NBC
Behind The Scenes of NBC's Premier League TV Coverage
::2013/09/05::
Play Video
41
KSI and RVP at Arsenal vs Manchester United | #KSIARMY
KSI and RVP at Arsenal vs Manchester United | #KSIARMY
::2013/04/30::
Play Video
42
Jurgen Klinsmann - "We want our MLS teams in the final of the CONCACAF Champions League"
Jurgen Klinsmann - "We want our MLS teams in the final of the CONCACAF Champions League"
::2014/03/18::
Play Video
43
American Soccer: IGNORE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
American Soccer: IGNORE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
::2014/05/20::
Play Video
44
HIGHLIGHTS: Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy | August 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS: Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy | August 20, 2014
::2014/08/20::
Play Video
45
The Premiership Years 2001-02
The Premiership Years 2001-02
::2013/07/27::
Play Video
46
Orlando head coach Adrian Heath on Kaka, team building and MLS Cup | MLS Now
Orlando head coach Adrian Heath on Kaka, team building and MLS Cup | MLS Now
::2014/09/25::
Play Video
47
2014 Save of the Year Nominees: Group 2
2014 Save of the Year Nominees: Group 2
::2014/11/08::
Play Video
48
Eddie Johnson: From Rags to Riches | MLS Insider Episode 11
Eddie Johnson: From Rags to Riches | MLS Insider Episode 11
::2013/09/21::
Play Video
49
HIGHLIGHTS: LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids | September 5, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS: LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids | September 5, 2014
::2014/09/06::
Play Video
50
NFL Logos Redesigned as European Soccer League Badges
NFL Logos Redesigned as European Soccer League Badges
::2013/11/21::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
United Soccer Leagues
United Soccer Leagues logo.svg
Abbreviation USL
Formation 1986
Headquarters Tampa, Florida
Region served USA, Canada
Website www.uslsoccer.com

The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is the organizer of several soccer leagues with teams in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. It includes men's and women's leagues, both professional and amateur. Leagues currently organized are the USL Pro, the USL Premier Development League, the women's W-League and W-20 League and youth Super Y-League and Super-20 League. It is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation, the United States Adult Soccer Association and the Canadian Soccer Association.

History[edit]

Year by year[edit]

  • 1986 Established as Southwest Indoor Soccer League
  • 1989 Added an outdoor league known as the Southwest Outdoor Soccer League. This was soon changed to Southwest Independent Soccer League which included both the indoor and outdoor leagues.
  • 1990 Renamed Sunbelt Independent Soccer League
  • 1991 Renamed United States Interregional Soccer League
  • 1995 Renamed United States International Soccer League
  • 1995 Renamed United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues and formally established professional Pro League and amateur Amateur Premier League
  • 1996 Established Select League consisting of strongest teams from Division 3 Pro League and Amateur Premier League in hopes of gaining Division 2 sanctioning.
  • 1997 Select League and the former American Professional Soccer League merged to form A-League under the USISL umbrella.
  • 1999 Umbrella USISL changed its name to the modern United Soccer Leagues.
  • 2009 Nike sells organization. As a result, nine clubs left the First Division to form the North American Soccer League: Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina RailHawks FC, Miami FC, Minnesota Thunder, Montreal Impact, Rochester Rhinos, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Vancouver Whitecaps, and the AC St. Louis expansion group.[1][2] United Soccer League was a division in the temporary USSF Division 2 league.[3]
  • 2010 USL announced the formation of USL Pro, which merged the USL First Division and USL Second Division.[4]
  • 2011 Inaugural season of USL Pro.
  • 2011 USL takes over operation of the Major Indoor Soccer League.
  • 2013 USL Pro and Major League Soccer announce a multi-year agreement, beginning that season, to integrate MLS Reserve League play with USL Pro teams, first through team affiliations and "interleague" play, eventually fully merging MLS Reserves into the USL Pro structure.
  • 2013 The W-20 League is launched, a youth league that is operationally aligned with the W-League.[5]

Narrative[edit]

Founded in 1985 by Francisco Marcos, the Southwest Indoor Soccer League was first intended as a minor indoor league associated with Major Indoor Soccer League.[6] The league began with five teams, all owned by individuals who owned or operated indoor soccer arenas in the Southwest United States. League headquarters was in Austin, Texas. In 1986, Marcos' team, the Austin Sockadillos, entered the league giving it six teams. By 1989, the league had set its sights on greater prospects than remaining a small, semi-professional indoor league. A 1989 press release stated, "It is envisioned the league will be part of the USSF's plan to professionalize soccer in the USA prior to the 1994 World Cup, and the league plans to push its teams to be considered for the "three-tiered first, second and third divisions" plan the USSF envisions for soccer."[7]

Complete historical team list[edit]

SISL[edit]

USISL[edit]

Champions[edit]

Indoor seasons[edit]

The USL began operations in 1986 as the Southwest Indoor Soccer League, a semi-professional indoor league. The league quickly expanded and added an outdoor season in 1989. In 1991, the league renamed itself the United States Interregional Soccer League. By then, the outdoor league overshadowed the indoor league which continued to slowly dwindle in importance. By the 199798 season, only five teams remained indoors while the outdoor season had over a hundred teams divided in a three-division structure. This led the league to stop running an indoor league.

In 2010, the USL began to consider relaunching an indoor season. However, it decided instead to take over operations of the Major Indoor Soccer League, beginning indoor operations in 2011. The Champions were determined by a single games in 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1998. The Champions were determined by a best of three series in 1998 and a best of five series in 1989, 1990 and 1991 and a home-and-home series in 2012 and 2013.

Season Winner Final score Runner-up
1986/87 Addison Arrows 7–2 Lubbock Lazers
1987/88 Oklahoma City Warriors 3–0 Austin Sockadillos
1988/89 Lubbock Lazers 3 games to 2 Austin Sockadillos
1989/90 Addison Arrows 3 games to 0 Phoenix Hearts
1990/91 Colorado Comets 3 games to 0 Oklahoma City Warriors
1991/92 Oklahoma City Warriors 7–2 Atlanta Magic
1992/93 Atlanta Magic 11–7 Arizona Cotton
1993/94 Atlanta Magic 8–3 Chattanooga Express
1994/95 Atlanta Magic 6–3 Oklahoma City Slickers
1995/96 Baltimore Bays 10–8 Atlanta Magic
1996/97 Baltimore Bays 5–4; 13–10 Tulsa Roughnecks
1997/98 Baltimore Bays 11–4 Tulsa Roughnecks
The USISL ceased operating its own indoor league in 1998.
From 2011–2014, the USL operated the MISL.
2011/12 Milwaukee Wave 14–2; 12–10 Baltimore Blast
2012/13 Baltimore Blast 21–12; 8–6 Missouri Comets
2013/14 Missouri Comets 15–8; 4–19; 6–4 Baltimore Blast

Outdoor seasons 1989–2010[edit]

In 1989, the Southwest Indoor Soccer League added a summer, outdoor season known as the Southwest Outdoor Soccer League. In 1990, the league dropped both "indoor" and "outdoor" from its name as it ran both a semi-professional indoor and outdoor season. By 1995, the outdoor season had grown to such a size that the USISL, as it was known at the time, split the league into two levels, the aptly named, fully professional Professional League and the semi-professional Premier League. In 1996, the USISL added a third, higher, Select League. This was formed from the strongest teams from both the Professional and Premier League. The Select League, along with the competing A-League, both received official Division II status from FIFA. However, the A-League was in decline while the USISL was expanding. Therefore, in 1997, the A-League ceased operations and merged into the USISL Select League which was renamed the USISL A-League. From that point, the USL's three-level structure remained stable until 2010. Some teams left to start the North American Soccer League and the First and Second Divisions were merged to become the USL Professional Division.

Season Winner Final score Runner-up Season Winner Final score Runner-up Season Winner Final score Runner-up
 
Semi-professional
1989 Colorado Comets 3–1 Addison Arrows
1990 Colorado Comets
1991 New Mexico Chiles 3–0 Richardson Rockets
1992 Palo Alto Firebirds 1–0 Tucson Amigos
1993 Greensboro Dynamo 2–1 Orlando Lions
1994 Greensboro Dynamo 2–1 (SO) Minnesota Thunder
  Pro League (Division III) Premier League (semi-pro)
Division II 1995 Professional Long Island Rough Riders 2–1 Minnesota Thunder 1995 Premier Richmond Kickers 3–1 Cocoa Expos
1996 Select California Jaguars 2–1 (SO) Richmond Kickers 1996 Professional Charleston Battery 3–2 (SO) Charlotte Eagles 1996 Premier Central Coast Roadrunners 2–1 San Francisco Bay Seals
1997 A-League Milwaukee Rampage 1–1 (3–0) Carolina Dynamo 1997 D-3 Pro Albuquerque Geckos 4–1 Charlotte Eagles 1997 PDSL Central Coast Roadrunners 2–1 Cocoa Expos
1998 A-League Rochester Rhinos 3–1 Minnesota Thunder 1998 D-3 Pro Chicago Stingers 3–2 OT New Hampshire Phantoms 1998 PDSL San Gabriel Valley Highlanders 3–2 Jackson Chargers
1999 A-League Minnesota Thunder 2–1 Rochester Rhinos 1999 D-3 Pro Western Mass Pioneers 2–1 South Jersey Barons 1999 PDL Chicago Sockers 3–1 Spokane Shadow
2000 A-League Rochester Rhinos 3–1 Minnesota Thunder 2000 D-3 Pro Charlotte Eagles 5–0 New Jersey Stallions 2000 PDL Chicago Sockers 1–0 Mid-Michigan Bucks
2001 A-League Rochester Rhinos 2–0 Hershey Wildcats 2001 D-3 Pro Utah Blitzz 1–0 Greenville Lions 2001 PDL Westchester Flames 3–1 Calgary Storm
2002 A-League Milwaukee Rampage 2–1 OT Richmond Kickers 2002 D-3 Pro Long Island Rough Riders 2–1 Wilmington Hammerheads 2002 PDL Cape Cod Crusaders 2–1 Boulder Rapids Reserves
2003 A-League Charleston Battery 3–0 Minnesota Thunder 2003 Pro Select Wilmington Hammerheads 2–1 OT Westchester Flames 2003 PDL Cape Cod Crusaders 2–0 Chicago Fire Reserves
2004 A-League Montreal Impact 2–0 Seattle Sounders 2004 Pro Select Utah Blitzz 2–2 (5–4 PK) Charlotte Eagles 2004 PDL Central Florida Kraze 1–0 Boulder Rapids Reserves
2005 First Division Seattle Sounders 1–1 (4–3 PK) Richmond Kickers 2005 Second Division Charlotte Eagles 2–2 (5–4 PK) Western Mass Pioneers 2005 PDL Des Moines Menace 0–0 (6–5 PK) El Paso Patriots
2006 First Division Vancouver Whitecaps 3–0 Rochester Raging Rhinos 2006 Second Division Richmond Kickers 2–1 Charlotte Eagles 2006 PDL Michigan Bucks 2–1 Laredo Heat
2007 First Division Seattle Sounders 4–0 Atlanta Silverbacks 2007 Second Division Harrisburg City Islanders 1–1 (8–7 PK) Richmond Kickers 2007 PDL Laredo Heat 0–0 (4–3 PK) Michigan Bucks
2008 First Division Vancouver Whitecaps 2–1 Puerto Rico Islanders 2008 Second Division Cleveland City Stars 2–1 Charlotte Eagles 2008 PDL Thunder Bay Chill 1–1 (4–1 PK) Laredo Heat
2009 First Division Montreal Impact 3–2; 3–1 Vancouver Whitecaps 2009 Second Division Richmond Kickers 3–1 Charlotte Eagles 2009 PDL Ventura County Fusion 2–1 Chicago Fire Premier
2010 D2 Pro League Puerto Rico Islanders 2–0; 1–1 Carolina RailHawks 2010 Second Division Charleston Battery 2–1 Richmond Kickers 2010 PDL Portland Timbers U23's 4–1 Thunder Bay Chill

Outdoor seasons 2011–present[edit]

Professional Division (USL Pro)(Division III) Premier Development League (USL PDL)(Semi-Pro)
Season Winner Final score Runner-up Season Winner Final score Runner-up
2011 USL Pro Orlando City 2–2 (3–2 PK) Harrisburg City Islanders 2011 PDL Kitsap Pumas 1–0 Laredo Heat
2012 USL Pro Charleston Battery 1–0 Wilmington Hammerheads 2012 PDL Forest City London 2–1 Carolina Dynamo
2013 USL Pro Orlando City 7–4 Charlotte Eagles 2013 PDL Austin Aztex 3–1 Thunder Bay Chill
2014 USL Pro Sacramento Republic 2–0 Harrisburg City Islanders 2014 PDL Michigan Bucks 1–0 Kitsap Pumas

W-League seasons 1995–present[edit]

Season Winner Final score Runner-up
1995 W-League Long Island Lady Riders 3–0 Southern California Nitemares
1996 W-League Maryland Pride 3–0 Dallas Lightning
1997 W-League Long Island Lady Riders 2–1 (OT) Chicago Cobras
1998 W-League W-1 Raleigh Wings 4–3 Boston Renegades
1998 W-League W-2 Fort Collins Force 3–1 Hampton Roads Piranhas
1999 W-League W-1 Raleigh Wings 3–2 (OT) Chicago Cobras
1999 W-League W-2 North Texas FC 5–1 Springfield Sirens
2000 W-League W-1 Chicago Cobras 1–1 (4–2 PSO) Raleigh Wings
2000 W-League W-2 Springfield Sirens 2–1 Charlotte Lady Eagles
2001 W-League W-1 Boston Renegades 5–1 Vancouver Whitecaps Women
2001 W-League W-2 Charlotte Lady Eagles 3–1 Memphis Mercury
2002 W-League Boston Renegades 3–0 Charlotte Lady Eagles
2003 W-League Hampton Roads Piranhas 1–0 Chicago Cobras
2004 W-League Vancouver Whitecaps Women 0–0 (4–2 PSO) New Jersey Wildcats
2005 W-League New Jersey Wildcats 3–0 Ottawa Fury Women
2006 W-League Vancouver Whitecaps Women 3–0 Ottawa Fury Women
2007 W-League Washington Freedom 3–1 Atlanta Silverbacks Women
2008 W-League Pali Blues 2–1 F.C. Indiana
2009 W-League Pali Blues 2–1 Washington Freedom Reserves
2010 W-League Buffalo Flash 3–1 Vancouver Whitecaps Women
2011 W-League Atlanta Silverbacks Women 6–1 Ottawa Fury Women
2012 W-League Ottawa Fury Women 1–1 (4–3 PSO) Pali Blues
2013 W-League Pali Blues 1–0 Laval Comets
2014 W-League Los Angeles Blues 6–1 Washington Spirit Reserves

Current Champions[edit]

League Champions Year
USL Pro Sacramento Republic 2014
USL Premier Development League Michigan Bucks 2014
W-League Los Angeles Blues 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USL outcasts set to launch new league in 2010". Soccerbyives.net. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  2. ^ Molinaro, John F. (2009-11-10). "CBC Sports: Whitecaps, Impact to form breakaway league". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  3. ^ "US Soccer Federation To Oversee Combined NASL/USL League". Goal.com. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  4. ^ "USL Restructures Professional Division". www.uslsoccer.com. 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  5. ^ "W-20 League Set for 2013 Debut". www.uslsoccer.com. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  6. ^ Indoor Soccer Comes to City Warriors Feature "Cream of Crop' Players
  7. ^ The SISL/SOSL: Some Facts

External links[edit]

Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License
Powered by YouTube
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2014