2005 United Soccer Leagues
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The 2005 Season was the 19th edition of the United Soccer Leagues season.
- A-League renamed USL First Division.
- Pro Soccer League renamed USL Second Division.
- The newly renamed top two divisions each become single table.
- The Syracuse Salty Dogs, Milwaukee Wave United, Edmonton Aviators, and Calgary Mustangs of the First Division folded following the 2004 season.
- The Utah Blitzz of the Second Division folded following the 2004 season.
- The Cincinnati Kings joined the Second Division, as an expansion club, for the 2005 season.
- The Westchester Flames, San Diego Gauchos, and California Gold switched from the Second Division to the PDL for the 2005 season.
|Competition||Champion||Runner-Up||Regular Season Champion/Best USL team|
|USL First Division||Seattle Sounders||Richmond Kickers||Montreal Impact|
|USL Second Division||Charlotte Eagles||Western Mass Pioneers||Western Mass Pioneers|
|USL PDL||El Paso Patriots||Des Moines Menace||Orange County Blue Star|
|U.S. Open Cup||Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)||FC Dallas (MLS)||Minnesota Thunder (Lost in Semi-final)|
Premier Development League 
- See 2005 PDL Season
First Division 
Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
First round of playoffs
|2||Rochester Raging Rhinos||51||28||15||7||6||45||27||+18|
|5||Portland Timbers||39||28||10||9||9||40||42||−2||POR: 4 pts
RIC: 1 pt
|7||Puerto Rico Islanders||38||28||10||10||8||46||43||+3|
|11||Virginia Beach Mariners||28||28||7||14||7||26||39||−13|
- Each round except the final was a two-game aggregate goal series decided by extra time and a penalty shoot-out immediately following the second game of the series, if necessary. The away goals rule was not used as a tie-breaker. Tournament was re-seeded after the first round.
|4||Seattle Sounders||1||2||3||4||Seattle Sounders||2||2||4|
|5||Portland Timbers||0||0||0||4||Seattle Sounders (aet) (p)||1 (4)|
|6||Richmond Kickers||1 (3)|
|2||Rochester Raging Rhinos||1||1||2|
|3||Vancouver Whitecaps||0||0||0 (4)||6||Richmond Kickers||3||1||4|
|6||Richmond Kickers (aet) (p)||0||0||0 (5)|
See also