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

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.
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