2005 PDL season

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The 2005 USL Premier Development League season was the 11th PDL season. The season began in April 2005 and ended in August 2005.

Des Moines Menace finished the season as national champions, beating El Paso Patriots 6-5 on penalty kicks, following a 0-0 draw in the PDL Championship game in El Paso, Texas on 13 August 2005.

Orange County Blue Star finished with the best regular season record in the league, winning 15 out of their 16 games, suffering just one loss, and finishing with a +39 goal difference.

Cape Cod Crusaders striker Andy Metcalf and Cocoa Expos forward Frederico Moojen were the league's top scorers, each knocking in 18 goals. Richmond Kickers Future's Christian Neagu led the league with 12 assists, while Orange County Blue Star keeper Nate Pena enjoyed the best goalkeeping statistics, with a goals-against average of 0.466 per game, and keeping 7 clean sheets in his 14 games.

Changes From 2004[edit]

Name Changes[edit]

New Franchises[edit]

  • Seven new teams joined the league this year, including four brand new franchises:
Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Georgia (U.S. state) Augusta FireBall Augusta area Augusta, GA expansion
California Bakersfield Brigade Bakersfield area Bakersfield, CA expansion
California California Gold Modesto area Modesto, CA previously in USL Pro Select
Ontario Ottawa Fury Ottawa area Ottawa, ON expansion
California San Diego Gauchos San Diego area San Diego, CA previously in USL Pro Select
Missouri Springfield Storm Springfield area Springfield, MO expansion
New York Westchester Flames northern suburban New York area New Rochelle, NY previously in USL Pro Select

Folding[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Conference[edit]

Great Lakes Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Chicago Fire Premier 16 14 1 1 47 11 +36 43
2 Michigan Bucks 16 11 4 1 44 17 +27 34
3 Indiana Invaders 16 11 5 0 34 21 +12 33
4 Fort Wayne Fever 16 7 9 0 32 46 -14 21
5 Kalamazoo Kingdom 16 6 8 2 23 28 -5 20
6 West Michigan Edge 16 6 9 1 30 35 -5 18
7 Cleveland Internationals 16 5 8 3 28 31 -3 18
8 Toledo Slayers 16 2 12 2 15 53 -38 8

Heartland Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Boulder Rapids Reserve 16 13 2 1 53 18 +35 40
2 Des Moines Menace 16 12 3 1 45 16 +29 37
3 Kansas City Brass 16 8 8 0 43 38 +5 24
4 Thunder Bay Chill 16 6 9 1 29 37 +8 19
5 Springfield Storm 16 5 10 1 24 40 -16 16
6 Colorado Springs Blizzard 16 4 11 1 20 46 -26 13
7 Sioux Falls Spitfire 16 3 12 1 25 46 -21 10

Eastern Conference[edit]

Mid Atlantic Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Richmond Kickers Future 16 12 2 2 43 23 +20 38
2 Carolina Dynamo 16 9 6 1 41 27 +14 28
3 Raleigh CASL Elite * 15 8 4 3 40 29 +11 27
4 Augusta Fireball * 13 6 7 0 24 25 -1 18
5 West Virginia Chaos 16 5 10 1 22 45 -23 16
6 Williamsburg Legacy 16 4 9 3 23 32 -9 15

Northeast Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Cape Cod Crusaders 16 13 2 1 50 22 +28 40
2 Ocean City Barons 16 12 3 1 47 21 +26 37
3 Ottawa Fury 16 9 7 0 42 29 +13 27
4 Albany Admirals 16 8 7 1 31 29 +2 25
5 Vermont Voltage 16 7 9 0 28 38 -10 21
6 Reading Rage 16 6 8 2 27 24 +3 20
7 Rhode Island Stingrays 16 6 9 1 35 44 -9 19
8 Brooklyn Knights (-1) 16 4 10 2 25 54 -29 13
9 Westchester Flames 16 3 13 0 23 47 -24 9

Southern Conference[edit]

Mid South Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 El Paso Patriots 16 11 3 2 54 23 +31 35
2 Laredo Heat 16 9 7 0 32 26 +6 27
3 Austin Lightning 16 7 7 2 33 36 -3 23
4 DFW Tornados 16 7 8 1 27 31 -4 22
5 Nashville Metros 16 7 9 0 32 43 -11 21
6 New Orleans Shell Shockers 16 6 9 1 21 31 -10 19
7 Memphis Express 16 5 10 1 27 41 -14 16

Southeast Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Cocoa Expos 16 11 3 2 40 26 +14 35
2 Central Florida Kraze 16 8 6 2 27 19 +8 26
3 Bradenton Academics 16 8 8 0 38 25 -13 24
4 Ajax Orlando Prospects 16 4 12 0 23 44 -21 12
5 Palm Beach Pumas 16 4 12 0 25 52 -27 12

Western Conference[edit]

Northwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Cascade Surge 16 12 2 2 47 23 +24 38
2 Spokane Shadow 16 10 6 0 38 33 +5 30
3 Yakima Reds 16 4 9 3 19 25 -6 15
4 Abbotsford Rangers 16 3 13 0 21 44 -23 9

Southwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Orange County Blue Star 16 15 1 0 46 8 +38 45
2 Southern California Seahorses 16 11 4 1 30 19 +11 34
3 Fresno Fuego 16 10 5 1 36 27 +9 31
4 BYU Cougars 16 8 7 1 32 27 +5 25
5 Bakersfield Brigade 16 6 8 2 26 28 -2 20
6 Nevada Wonders 16 5 11 0 19 37 -18 15
7 California Gold 16 4 10 2 20 39 -19 14
8 San Diego Gauchos (-3) 16 1 13 2 17 41 -24 2

Playoffs[edit]

Conference Semifinals Conference Finals National Semifinals PDL Championship Game
                       
NE1 Massachusetts Cape Cod Crusaders 1
MA2 North Carolina Raleigh CASL Elite 2
MA2 North Carolina Raleigh CASL Elite 1
MA1 Virginia Richmond Kickers Future 2
MA1 Virginia Richmond Kickers Future 5
NE2 New Jersey Ocean City Barons 4
MA1 Virginia Richmond Kickers Future 3
Eastern Conference
Southern Conference
MS1 Texas El Paso Patriots 4
MS1 Texas El Paso Patriots 2
SE2 Florida Central Florida Kraze 1
MS1 Texas El Paso Patriots 2
MS2 Texas Laredo Heat 0
SE1 Florida Cocoa Expos 1
MS2 Texas Laredo Heat 2
MS1 Texas El Paso Patriots 0 (5)
HL2 Iowa Des Moines Menace (PSO) 0 (6)
GL1 Illinois Chicago Fire Premier 0
HL2 Iowa Des Moines Menace 4
HL2 Iowa Des Moines Menace 4
GL2 Michigan Michigan Bucks 1
HL1 Colorado Boulder Rapids Reserve 1
GL2 Michigan Michigan Bucks 4
HL2 Iowa Des Moines Menace 2
Central Conference
Western Conference
SW1 California Orange County Blue Star 1
SW1 California Orange County Blue Star 2
SW3 California Fresno Fuego 1
SW1 California Orange County Blue Star 3
NW Oregon Cascade Surge 0
NW Oregon Cascade Surge 2
SW2 California Southern California Seahorses 1

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