R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 New York Red Bulls B 10 7 1 2 15 22
2 Phoenix Rising FC 8 5 3 0 18 18
3 Las Vegas Lights 8 5 3 0 15 18
4 Indy Eleven 8 5 3 0 7 18
5 Charleston Battery 9 4 5 0 7 17
6 Ottawa Fury 8 5 2 1 6 17
7 Louisville City FC 9 5 2 2 5 17
8 Tampa Bay Rowdies 9 4 4 1 7 16
9 San Antonio 9 4 4 1 5 16
10 Reno 1868 FC 8 4 3 1 5 15
11 Austin Bold 8 4 3 1 2 15
12 OKC Energy FC 9 4 3 2 0 15
13 Sacramento Republic FC 7 4 2 1 8 14
14 Rio Grande Valley 8 4 2 2 6 14
15 Orange County Blues FC 8 4 2 2 4 14
16 El Paso Locomotive FC 9 4 2 3 3 14
17 Los Angeles Galaxy II 10 3 5 2 -2 14
18 Real Monarchs 7 4 1 2 6 13
19 North Carolina 6 3 3 0 8 12
20 New Mexico United 7 3 3 1 5 12
21 Fresno FC 7 3 3 1 3 12
22 Portland Timbers Reserve 8 3 3 2 2 12
23 Nashville 7 3 2 2 6 11
24 Tulsa Roughneck 7 3 2 2 4 11
25 Saint Louis FC 7 3 2 2 1 11
26 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 6 2 4 0 5 10
27 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 8 3 0 5 -3 9
28 Bethlehem Steel 11 2 3 6 -8 9
29 Birmingham Legion 9 2 2 5 -3 8
30 Tacoma Defiance 8 2 2 4 -6 8
31 Swope Park Rangers 8 1 4 3 -3 7
32 Charlotte Independence 7 2 1 4 -3 7
33 Hartford Athletic 6 1 3 2 -1 6
34 Atlanta United FC II 8 2 0 6 -12 6
35 Kaw Valley 1 1 0 0 1 3
36 Memphis 901 6 0 2 4 -6 2
37 Loudoun United 3 0 1 2 -2 1

USL First Division

Unlike most other nations, there is no system of merit-based promotion and relegation in the American and Canadian pyramids, meaning that the champions of USL-1 could not move up to Major League Soccer and, similarly, the worst teams in MLS were not in danger of being demoted to USL-1. However, some USL-1 teams had in the past chosen to take voluntary relegation to a lower level of the USL system, often to reduce operating costs, while teams had also decided to move up to USL-1 after finding success at the lower levels. The top seven teams advanced to the playoff tournament, with the Commissioner’s Cup winner (regular season champion) receiving a bye into the semi-finals. Each round consisted of two legs, the lower seeded team hosting the first leg, and the higher seed hosting the second. Prior to 2009, the final was played as a single leg at the higher seeds stadium. After the first legs were completed, the lowest remaining seed played the Commissioners Cup winner, and the higher seeds played each other. The highest remaining seed hosted the penultimate game of the Finals. The playoffs started the week after the completion of the regular season, and typically ended in mid-October.
Show All