2004 PDL season

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The 2004 USL Premier Development League season was the 10th PDL season. The season began in April 2004 and ended in August 2004.

Central Florida Kraze finished the season as national champions, beating Boulder Rapids Reserve 1-0 in the PDL Championship game. Chicago Fire Reserves finished with the best regular season record in the league, winning 17 out of their 18 games, suffering no losses, and finishing with a +66 goal difference.

El Paso Patriots striker Julio Frias was the league's top scorer, with 25 goals, while DFW Tornados midfielder Mark Rowland led the league with 11 assists. Chicago Fire Reserves keeper Brad Guzan enjoyed the best goalkeeping statistics, with a goals-against average of 0.39 per game in his 13 games.

Changes from 2003[edit]

Name changes[edit]

New Franchises[edit]

  • Ten teams joined the league this year, including four brand new franchises:
Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Flag of Florida.svg Ajax Orlando Prospects Orlando area Orlando, FL expansion
Flag of North Carolina.svg Carolina Dynamo Greensboro area Greensboro, NC previously in Pro Select
Flag of Ohio.svg Cleveland Internationals Cleveland area Cleveland, OH expansion
Flag of Colorado.svg Colorado Springs Blizzard Colorado Springs area Colorado Springs, CO expansion
Flag of Texas.svg El Paso Patriots El Paso area El Paso, TX previously in A-League
Flag of Indiana.svg Indiana Blast Indianapolis area Indianapolis, IN previously in A-League
Flag of Texas.svg Laredo Heat Laredo area Laredo, TX expansion
Flag of New Jersey.svg New Jersey Stallions northern New Jersey area Wayne, NJ previously in Pro Select
Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Reading Rage Greater Reading area Reading, PA previously in Pro Select
Flag of Michigan.svg West Michigan Edge Grand Rapids area Kentwood, MI returned from hiatus

Folding[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Conference[edit]

Great Lakes Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Michigan Bucks 16 11 3 2 47 16 +31 35
2 Fort Wayne Fever 16 11 4 1 47 32 +15 34
3 Indiana Invaders 16 11 5 0 51 34 +17 33
4 Kalamazoo Kingdom 16 8 6 2 30 25 +5 26
5 Toledo Slayers 16 6 10 0 33 36 -3 18
6 West Michigan Edge* 15 4 11 0 26 50 -24 12
7 Cleveland Internationals* 15 2 13 1 19 53 -34 7
8 Columbus Shooting Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0

Heartland Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Chicago Fire Reserves 18 17 1 0 73 7 +66 52
2 Boulder Rapids Reserve 18 13 4 1 51 28 +23 40
3 Des Moines Menace 18 12 6 0 51 29 +22 36
4 Thunder Bay Chill 18 11 7 0 28 28 = 33
5 St. Louis Strikers 18 7 11 0 34 63 -29 21
6 Kansas City Brass 18 6 11 1 36 60 -24 19
7 Colorado Springs Blizzard 18 5 11 2 36 48 -12 17
8 Sioux Falls Spitfire 18 5 12 1 45 57 -12 16
8 Indiana Blast 18 5 12 1 38 56 -22 16
9 Wisconsin Rebels 18 2 15 1 26 71 -45 7

Eastern Conference[edit]

Mid Atlantic Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Carolina Dynamo 18 11 6 1 58 37 +21 34
2 Williamsburg Legacy 18 11 7 0 35 27 +8 33
3 Richmond Kickers Future 18 9 5 4 48 31 +17 31
4 Raleigh CASL Elite 18 7 9 2 26 44 -18 23
5 Chesapeake Dragons 18 4 13 1 35 55 -20 13
6 West Virginia Chaos 18 4 13 1 25 46 -21 13

Northeast Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 South Jersey Barons 18 14 0 4 50 15 +35 46
2 Cape Cod Crusaders 18 13 5 0 38 15 +25 39
3 Albany Blackwatch Highlanders 18 12 3 3 45 23 +22 39
4 Rhode Island Stingrays 18 10 8 0 55 34 +21 30
5 Reading Rage 18 8 8 2 32 25 +8 26
6 Brooklyn Knights 18 8 9 1 34 39 -5 25
7 New Jersey Stallions 18 4 13 1 19 43 -24 13
8 Vermont Voltage 18 2 15 1 11 58 -47 7
9 Jersey Falcons (-1) 18 2 16 0 18 68 -50 5

Southern Conference[edit]

Mid South Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 El Paso Patriots 18 15 3 0 64 23 +41 45
2 DFW Tornados (-1) 18 14 4 0 52 19 +33 41
3 Memphis Express 18 12 6 0 37 23 +14 36
4 Nashville Metros 18 7 9 2 31 32 -1 23
5 New Orleans Shell Shockers (-1) 18 5 12 1 26 54 -28 15
6 Lafayette Swamp Cats 18 4 13 1 19 52 -33 13
7 Austin Lightning 18 2 13 3 21 46 -25 9
8 Laredo Heat * 8 2 5 1 12 15 -3 7

Southeast Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Central Florida Kraze 18 14 3 1 46 19 +27 43
2 Cocoa Expos 18 11 5 2 39 26 +13 35
3 Ajax Orlando Prospects 18 11 6 1 47 26 +21 34
4 Bradenton Academics 18 8 10 0 35 34 +1 24
5 Palm Beach Pumas 18 2 16 0 18 67 -49 6

Western Conference[edit]

Northwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Cascade Surge 16 11 4 1 40 23 +17 34
2 Spokane Shadow 16 11 4 1 36 31 +5 34
3 Abbotsford Rangers 16 4 11 1 22 36 -14 13
4 Yakima Reds 16 3 11 2 27 37 -10 11

Southwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Orange County Blue Star 18 12 3 3 39 21 +18 39
2 Fresno Fuego 18 11 5 2 46 27 +19 35
3 Southern California Seahorses 18 8 7 3 41 34 +7 27
4 BYU Cougars 18 8 9 1 36 35 +1 25
5 Nevada Wonders 18 6 11 1 29 44 -15 19

Playoffs[edit]

Conference Semifinals Conference Finals National Semifinals PDL Championship Game
                       
NE1 Flag of New Jersey.svg South Jersey Barons 2
MA2 Flag of Virginia.svg Williamsburg Legacy 1
NE1 Flag of New Jersey.svg South Jersey Barons 2
MA1 Flag of North Carolina.svg Carolina Dynamo 3
MA1 Flag of North Carolina.svg Carolina Dynamo 3
NE2 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Cape Cod Crusaders 2
MA1 Flag of North Carolina.svg Carolina Dynamo 1 (1)
Eastern Conference
Southern Conference
SE1 Flag of Florida.svg Central Florida Kraze (PSO) 1 (2)
MS1 Flag of Texas.svg El Paso Patriots 4
SE2 Flag of Florida.svg Cocoa Expos 5
SE2 Flag of Florida.svg Cocoa Expos 1
SE1 Flag of Florida.svg Central Florida Kraze 3
SE1 Flag of Florida.svg Central Florida Kraze 4
MS2 Flag of Texas.svg DFW Tornados 2
SE1 Flag of Florida.svg Central Florida Kraze 1
HL2 Flag of Colorado.svg Boulder Rapids Reserve 0
HL1 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago Fire Reserves 3
GL2 Flag of Indiana.svg Fort Wayne Fever 1
HL1 Flag of Illinois.svg Chicago Fire Reserves 0
HL2 Flag of Colorado.svg Boulder Rapids Reserve 1
GL1 Flag of Michigan.svg Michigan Bucks 2
HL2 Flag of Colorado.svg Boulder Rapids Reserve 3
HL2 Flag of Colorado.svg Boulder Rapids Reserve 3
Central Conference
Western Conference
SW2 Flag of California.svg Fresno Fuego 0
SW1 Flag of California.svg Orange County Blue Star 3
NW2 Flag of Washington.svg Spokane Shadow 2
SW1 Flag of California.svg Orange County Blue Star 1
SW2 Flag of California.svg Fresno Fuego 2
NW1 Flag of Oregon.svg Cascade Surge 1
SW2 Flag of California.svg Fresno Fuego 2

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