The United Soccer League First Division, also known as the USL or USL-1, is the 2nd tier North American soccer competition comprised of US and Canadian soccer clubs. There is no relationship between the USL-1 and the MLS. There is no promotion or demotion based on performance. There are currently only 11 teams playing in the USL-1 league. Some of these leagues are set to buy into the MLS franchise in the next few years, specifically the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers. The Seattle Sounders have made a successful move to the MLS for the 2009 Season; boasting one of the classiest football stadiums in North America.
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USL Pro Announces 2015 Alignment and Playoff Format
... fans greater opportunity to support their clubs home and away as the league continues to bring its brand of professional soccer to enthusiastic markets through the United States and Canada,” according to USL Pro Executive Vice President Jake Edwards.
Why the Red Bulls Need a PDL and a USL Pro Team
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However, the team will be moving from NPSL and will play in the USL Premier Development League (PDL). The PDL is a development league operated by United Soccer Leagues (which also runs USL Pro) and is on the fourth tier of the US Soccer pyramid ...
Michigan Bucks players head to pros as PDL leads the way
Former Buck Adam Montague, a graduate and 2nd year Captain from Michigan State University, was selected 16th in the 3rd round and 58th overall to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The initial draft ... In a recent interview with David Wagner, Vice President ...
A real kick
USL Pro is a Division III professional league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation , placing it under MLS (Division I) and the North American Soccer League (Division II) in the hierarchy. AC St. Louis was a member of the NASL Conference of ...
Chicago Fire Announce Partnership With USL Pro Side Saint Louis FC
St. Louis has long been spoken of as one of the premier soccer cities in the United States, and the expansion side will play in the 6,000-capacity Soccer Park in Fenton, Missouri. “We're excited to partner with Saint Louis FC as our USL PRO affiliate ...
Irish eyes smiling upon Republic FC goalie hopeful Pat Wall
While he had some options to go overseas, Wall thinks his best opportunities are in the United States, even if it's not with Republic FC. “American soccer is growing, as we've seen with the expansion of USL Pro,” Wall said. “It's going to be a huge market.
SIUE SOCCER: Sanchez takes over men's soccer team
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Jones departed SIUE for a position with Saint Louis FC, a United Soccer League (USL) Professional side. Sanchez served on ... Sanchez was an assistant coach at Fresno State from 1999 to 2003 before the school eliminated its men's soccer program.