2006 United Soccer Leagues

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The 2006 Season was the 20th edition of the United Soccer Leagues season.

General[edit]

Honors[edit]

Competition Champion Runner-Up Regular Season Champion/Best USL team
USL First Division Vancouver Whitecaps Rochester Raging Rhinos Montreal Impact
USL Second Division Richmond Kickers Charlotte Eagles Richmond Kickers
USL PDL Michigan Bucks Laredo Heat Carolina Dynamo
U.S. Open Cup Chicago Fire (MLS) Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) Carolina Dynamo (PDL)

Standings[edit]

First Division[edit]

      Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      First round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD H2H Pts
1 Montreal Impact 51 28 14 5 9 31 15 +16
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 50 28 13 4 11 34 21 +13
3 Charleston Battery 46 28 13 8 7 33 25 +8 CHA: 4 pts
VAN: 1 pt
4 Vancouver Whitecaps 46 28 12 6 10 40 28 +12
5 Miami FC 39 28 11 11 6 47 44 +3
6 Puerto Rico Islanders 38 28 10 10 8 38 36 +2
7 Seattle Sounders 37 28 11 13 4 42 48 −6
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 35 28 10 13 5 36 42 −6
9 Virginia Beach Mariners 32 28 8 12 8 26 37 −11 VBM: 7 pts
TOR: 4 pts
10 Toronto Lynx 32 28 8 12 8 30 36 −6
11 Portland Timbers 27 28 7 15 6 25 39 −14 POR: 9 pts
MIN: 3 pts
12 Minnesota Thunder 27 28 7 15 6 34 45 −11

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals and Semifinals 2-game aggregate
Higher seeded team hosted first game

  • Exception: Montreal hosted second game vs Vancouver
  First Round     Semifinals     Final
                                   
      1  Montreal Impact 0 0 0  
  4  Vancouver Whitecaps 4 2 6     4  Vancouver Whitecaps (aet) 0 2 2    
  5  Miami FC 1 0 1         2  Rochester Raging Rhinos 0
      4  Vancouver Whitecaps 3
      2  Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 0 1    
  3  Charleston Battery 2 1 3     3  Charleston Battery 0 0 0  
  6  Puerto Rico Islanders 2 0 2  

Second Division[edit]

Purple indicates regular season champion
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Richmond Kickers 20 13 3 4 50 20 +30 43
2 Charlotte Eagles 20 8 4 8 29 27 +2 32
3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 20 8 6 6 27 20 +7 30
4 Cincinnati Kings 20 9 8 3 28 27 +1 30
5 New Hampshire Phantoms 20 9 10 1 27 43 -16 271
6 Western Mass Pioneers 20 8 9 3 31 28 +3 27
7 Harrisburg City Islanders 20 8 9 3 34 35 -1 27
8 Wilmington Hammerheads 20 4 9 7 30 31 -1 19
9 Long Island Rough Riders 20 3 12 5 15 40 -25 14

1New Hampshire was penalized 1 point for use of an ineligible player in a game.

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals Finals
                     
1  Richmond Kickers 2 0 2  
4  Cincinnati Kings 1 0 1  
    1  Richmond Kickers 2
  2  Charlotte Eagles 1
3  Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0 1 1
2  Charlotte Eagles 4 2 6  

Premier Development League[edit]

See also[edit]

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