2001 PDL season

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The 2001 USL Premier Development League season was the 7th PDL season. The season began in April 2001 and ended in August 2001.

Westchester Flames finished the season as national champions, beating Calgary Storm 3-1 in the PDL Championship game. Calgary Storm finished with the best regular season record in the league, winning 18 out of their 20 games, suffering no losses, and finishing with a +38 goal difference.

Changes from 2000 Season[edit]

Name changes[edit]

New Teams[edit]

11 teams were added for the season, including 8 expansion teams:

Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Alberta Calgary Storm Calgary area Calgary, AB expansion
Massachusetts Cape Cod Crusaders Cape Cod area Hyannis, MA from USISL D-3 Pro League
Maryland Chesapeake Dragons Baltimore-Washington area Germantown, MD expansion
Illinois Chicago Eagles Select Chicago area Chicago, IL expansion
Illinois Chicago Fire Reserves Chicago area Chicago, IL expansion
New Jersey Jersey Falcons North Jersey area Jersey City, NJ expansion
British Columbia Okanagan Predators Okanagan Valley area Kelowna, BC expansion
California Orange County Blue Star Orange County area Irvine, CA from A-League
California Southern California Seahorses Los Angeles Metro area La Mirada, CA expansion
Texas Texas Spurs Dallas-Fort Worth area Bedford, TX from USISL D-3 Pro League
Texas West Dallas Kings Dallas-Fort Worth area Dallas, TX expansion

Went on hiatus[edit]

Folded[edit]

11 teams folded before the season:

Standings[edit]

Central Conference[edit]

Great Lakes Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Chicago Fire Reserves 20 15 4 1 49 18 +31 11 72
2 West Michigan Edge 20 13 7 0 50 42 +8 10 62
3 Mid-Michigan Bucks 20 10 9 1 43 46 -3 7 48
4 Indiana Invaders * 19 9 9 1 37 41 -5 9 46
5 Kalamazoo Kingdom 20 9 10 1 43 39 +4 6 43
6 Dayton Gemini * 19 5 14 0 24 48 -24 3 23

* Dayton and Indiana had a game postponed and could not be rescheduled by season's end. Game in question was cancelled since it had no bearing on playoffs.

Heartland Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Sioux Falls Spitfire 20 17 2 1 54 19 +35 9 78
2 Des Moines Menace 20 11 7 2 38 23 +15 6 52
3 Chicago Eagles Select 20 8 10 2 33 33 0 4 38
4 Thunder Bay Chill 20 6 13 1 26 48 -22 3 28
5 Twin Cities Phoenix 20 3 17 0 34 61 -27 3 15

Mid-South Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Texas Spurs 20 16 3 1 68 22 +44 12 77
2 Lafayette Lightning 20 13 5 2 50 49 +1 11 65
3 Louisiana Outlaws 20 7 12 1 40 56 -16 7 36
4 West Dallas Kings 20 6 14 0 33 49 -16 4 28

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Westchester Flames 20 13 4 3 48 25 +23 10 65
2 Brooklyn Knights * 19 12 6 1 48 27 +21 8 57
3 Vermont Voltage 20 10 7 3 51 25 +26 8 51
4 New York Freedom * 19 10 7 2 41 33 +8 8 50
5 North Jersey Imperials 20 10 7 3 42 40 +2 7 50
6 Cape Cod Crusaders 20 9 8 3 39 36 +3 5 44
7 Chesapeake Dragons * 18 4 12 2 30 45 -15 4 22
8 Jersey Falcons 20 1 19 0 19 89 -70 2 6

* Both Brooklyn and New York had games against Chesapeake postponed and could not be rescheduled by season's end. Games in question were cancelled since they had no bearing on playoffs.

Southeast Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Cocoa Expos 20 14 5 1 55 37 +18 9 66
2 Miami Strike Force 20 13 7 0 46 38 +8 8 60
3 Bradenton Academics * 19 9 9 1 40 34 +6 6 43
4 Central Florida Kraze 20 8 11 1 37 36 +1 4 37
5 Tampa Bay Hawks 20 6 12 2 39 41 -2 6 32
6 Palm Beach Pumas * 19 6 12 1 30 58 -28 4 29

* Bradenton and Palm Beach had a game postponed and could not be rescheduled by season's end. Game in question was cancelled since it had no bearing on playoffs.

Western Conference[edit]

Rocky Mountain Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Denver Cougars 20 15 4 1 63 28 +35 11 72
2 Boulder Nova * 19 11 8 0 46 35 +11 10 54
3 Wichita Jets * 19 7 12 0 29 52 -23 5 33
4 Colorado Springs Ascent * 19 4 14 1 32 63 -31 6 23
5 Kansas City Brass * 17 2 15 0 27 53 -26 4 12

* Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Wichita all had games with Kansas City postponed and could not be rescheduled by season's end. Games in question were cancelled since they had no bearing on playoffs.

Northwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Calgary Storm 20 18 2 0 47 9 +38 8 80
2 Seattle Sounders Select * 19 14 5 0 42 23 +19 7 63
3 Spokane Shadow 20 12 8 0 42 31 +11 6 54
4 Cascade Surge 20 7 13 0 27 42 -15 3 31
5 Yakima Reds * 19 5 13 1 20 44 -24 1 22
6 Okanagan Predators 20 2 17 1 18 47 -29 1 10

* Seattle and Yakima had a game postponed and could not be rescheduled by season's end. Game in question was cancelled since it had no bearing on playoffs.

Southwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Orange County Blue Star 20 14 6 0 51 34 +17 10 66
2 Southern California Seahorses 20 13 6 1 56 30 +26 9 62
3 Central Coast Roadrunners 20 12 8 0 53 35 +18 8 56
4 San Fernando Valley Heroes 20 7 11 2 38 43 -5 5 35
5 San Gabriel Valley Highlanders 20 1 17 2 12 83 -71 1 7

Playoffs[edit]

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals National Semifinals PDL Championship Game
                                     
   
  H  Iowa Des Moines Menace  
     bye  
 
   
  H  Iowa Des Moines Menace 1  
  NW  Alberta Calgary Storm 2  
NW  Alberta Calgary Storm 2  
SW  California Orange County Blue Star 1  
  NW  Alberta Calgary Storm 3
    WC  Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Select 0  
RM  Colorado Denver Cougars 1
WC  Washington (state) Seattle Sounders Select 3  
  NW  Alberta Calgary Storm 1
  NE1  New York Westchester Flames 3
HL  South Dakota Sioux Falls Spitfire 3  
WC  Louisiana Lafayette Lightning 1  
  HL  South Dakota Sioux Falls Spitfire 1
    GL  Illinois Chicago Fire Reserves 0  
MS  Texas Texas Spurs 0
GL  Illinois Chicago Fire Reserves 1  
  HL  South Dakota Sioux Falls Spitfire 1
  NE1  New York Westchester Flames 5  
SE1  Florida Cocoa Expos 3  
NE2  New York Brooklyn Knights 2  
  SE1  Florida Cocoa Expos 1
    NE1  New York Westchester Flames 2  
NE1  New York Westchester Flames 2
SE2  Florida Miami Strike Force 1  

Third Place Game[edit]

Third Place Game
     
H Iowa Des Moines Menace 0
HL South Dakota Sioux Falls Spitfire 1

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