2007 United Soccer Leagues

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The 2007 Season is the 21st edition of the United Soccer Leagues season.

The season kicked off on Friday, April 13 when the 2006 league runners-up Rochester Raging Rhinos traveled to the Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon to take on the Puerto Rico Islanders.

General[edit]

Honors[edit]

Competition Champion Runner-Up Regular Season Champion/Best USL team
USL First Division Seattle Sounders Atlanta Silverbacks Seattle Sounders
USL Second Division Harrisburg City Islanders Richmond Kickers Richmond Kickers
USL PDL Laredo Heat Michigan Bucks Hampton Roads Piranhas
U.S. Open Cup New England Revolution (MLS) FC Dallas (MLS) Carolina Railhawks/Seattle Sounders

Standings[edit]

First Division[edit]

The schedule was not a balanced home and away affair; to make up the four extra games to total 28, each team played their four geographically closest competitors. The playoff format was changed to qualify eight instead of six teams; therefore the first and second league champions obtained seeding to determine home field advantage instead of a first round bye as in previous seasons. The previous bidding to host between the two playoff finalists for the one game cup final was discontinued for this season.[1]

      Commissioner's Cup, quarterfinal round of playoffs
      Quarterfinal round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD
1 Seattle Sounders 54 28 16 6 6 37 23 +14
2 Portland Timbers 51 28 14 5 9 32 18 +14
3 Montreal Impact 50 28 14 6 8 32 21 +11
4 Atlanta Silverbacks 43 28 12 9 7 40 30 +10
5 Rochester Raging Rhinos 42 28 12 10 6 39 36 +3
6 Puerto Rico Islanders 40 28 10 8 10 35 34 +1
7 Vancouver Whitecaps 39 28 9 7 12 27 24 +3
8 Carolina RailHawks 32 28 8 12 8 24 34 −10
9 Miami FC 31 28 9 15 4 31 41 −10
10 Charleston Battery 30 28 8 14 6 32 39 −7
11 Minnesota Thunder 26 28 5 12 11 32 35 −3
12 California Victory 19 28 4 17 7 17 43 −26

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals
September 14/16
Semifinals
September 21/23
Final
September 29
                                       
  1  Seattle Sounders 2 1 3  
8  Carolina RailHawks 0 0 0  
  1  Seattle Sounders (PK) 2 1 3 (4)  
  6  Puerto Rico Islanders 1 2 3 (2)  
3  Montreal Impact 3 0 3
  6  Puerto Rico Islanders 2 3 5  
    1  Seattle Sounders 4    
  4  Atlanta Silverbacks 0    
  4  Atlanta Silverbacks 2 1 3  
5  Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 1 2  
  4  Atlanta Silverbacks (PK) 1 0 1 (3)
  2  Portland Timbers 1 0 1 (1)  
2  Portland Timbers 0 3 3
  7  Vancouver Whitecaps 1 0 1  

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 12 3 5 37 15 +22 41
2 Cleveland City Stars 20 10 1 8 31 14 +17 39
3 Harrisburg City Islanders 20 11 4 5 26 15 +11 38
4 Charlotte Eagles 20 11 7 2 40 29 +11 35
5 Crystal Palace Baltimore 20 9 6 5 27 20 +7 32
6 Western Mass Pioneers 20 7 7 6 25 26 -1 27
7 Wilmington Hammerheads 20 4 9 7 22 30 -8 19
8 Cincinnati Kings 20 4 11 5 29 41 -12 17
9 New Hampshire Phantoms 20 3 12 5 16 34 -18 131
10 Bermuda Hogges 20 3 14 3 16 45 -29 12

1New Hampshire was penalized 1 point for circumstances not released by the USL.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals
August 18, 7:00 EDT
Final
August 25, 8:00 EDT
           
1 Richmond Kickers (AET) 2
4 Charlotte Eagles 1
1 Richmond Kickers 1 (7)
3 Harrisburg City Islanders (PK) 1 (8)
2 Cleveland City Stars 0
3 Harrisburg City Islanders (AET) 1

Premier Development League[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Playoff format overhauled". The Vancouver Sun Newspaper. April 20, 2007. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 

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