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
Once A Metro
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 ...
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 ...
LA Galaxy II to play Fresno Fuego Feb. 21
Fresno Business Journal
USL Pro teams compete in Division III of the United States Soccer Federation, under the North American Soccer League (Division II) and Major League Soccer (Division I). Tickets for the Feb. 21 match are available now and can be purchased online at ...
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 ...
Sacramento Republic showing MLS ambition by getting 49ers involved
ESPN FC (blog)
The market has been proven by the Republic's attendance while playing in USL-PRO, the de facto third tier of the North American soccer pyramid. The team drew 11,293 ... Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. He has covered the ...
Six Positive Takeaways from Chile 3-2 USA
In April 2014, Steve Birnbaum made his professional soccer debut on loan at the Richmond Kickers in USL PRO. Nine months later he's a DC United regular and just made an assured UMSNT debut. Presumably by January 2016 he'll be the Democratic ...