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

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